Farmville, Va. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis team took home a 4-3 victory over Longwood on Saturday. The win moves the Blue Hose to 17-5 for the season, 7-1 against Big South opponents.
The match began with PC grabbing the all-important doubles point with wins on courts two and three. Beth Taylor and Katie Thompson picked up the first win of the day on court three. Samantha Calais and Jessica Leeman clinched the point for the Blue Hose with a 7-5 win on court two. Sydney Patton and Tracy Johnson were ahead 6-5, but did not finish their match.
“It was great to see Sam and Jess get back in the win column,” said head coach Steve Brooks.
In singles play, the Lancers were able to take a 2-1 lead in the match with a pair of quick victories. Patton was able to even the match with a straight-set victory on court one. Taylor picked up the third point of the afternoon with a straight-set win of her own in the number four slot. Leeman dropped a tough match, where she brought both sets to a tiebreaker. All eyes shifted then shifted to Thompson, whose start was delayed because of court availability. The junior shined, not allowing her opponent to win a single game to lead the Blue Hose to victory.
“Katie having to wait for a court is a tough situation,” Brooks said. “Luckily, it didn’t impact the way that she played. She was incredibly efficient and it was a great way to get ourselves a win!”
Full results of the match can be found below:
1. PATTON, Sydney (PC) def. VENTA, Marija (LWU) 7-5, 6-1
2. BREUNIG, Jamie (LWU) def. JOHNSON, Tracy (PC) 6-3, 6-3
3. ALMIRON, Yulia (LWU) def. CALAIS, Samantha (PC) 6-3, 6-2
4. TAYLOR, Beth (PC) def. NURGAZIEVA, Emma (LWU) 6-2, 6-2
5. TYLEK, Anika (LWU) def. LEEMAN, Jessica (PC) 7-6, 7-6
6. THOMPSON, Katie (PC) def. NZEWI, Crystal (LWU) 6-0, 6-0
1. PATTON, Sydney/JOHNSON, Tracy (PC) vs. NURGAZIEVA, Emma/NZEWI, Crystal (LWU) 6-5, unfinished
2. CALAIS, Samantha/LEEMAN, Jessica (PC) def. ALMIRON, Yulia/BREUNIG, Jamie (LWU) 7-5
3. TAYLOR, Beth/THOMPSON, Katie (PC) def. TYLEK, Anika/VENTA, Marija (LWU) 6-3
The Blue Hose will play their regular season finale on Wednesday when they travel to Gardner-Webb.