VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Emory & Henry College Women's Tennis Team (5-0, 1-0 ODAC) got the spring portion of its season off to a strong start Saturday with a 5-4 upset victory over Virginia Wesleyan University (0-1, 0-1 ODAC). The Marlins were picked to finish fourth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference this year while the Wasps were tabbed ninth in the poll.
FINAL SCORE - Emory & Henry 5, Virginia Wesleyan 4
LOCATION - Virginia Beach, Virginia
VENUE - Everett Tennis Center
RECORDS - Emory & Henry (5-0, 1-0 ODAC); Virginia Wesleyan (0-1, 0-1 ODAC)
How It Happened
- The Marlins took a 2-1 lead after doubles play but senior Bri Pierce (Purlear, N.C.) and freshman Cailie Pollard (Rural Retreat, Va.) earned an 8-5 victory at the third flight.
- Senior Vanna Summers (Bluff City, Tenn.) won at No. 3 singles while freshman Logan Graham (Radford, Va.) and Pollard picked up the victory at No. 4 and No. 6, respectively.
- Pierce clinched the match for the Wasps with a 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles.
|Singles||Emory & Henry||Virginia Wesleyan
|No. 1||Katie Meade||Christine Zalameda||VWU - 6-1, 6-2|
|No. 2||Kaitlyn Sheaves||Audrey Bally||VWU - 6-0, 6-2|
|No. 3||Vanna Summers||Katie Staman||E&H - 6-4, 5-7, 7-5|
|No. 4||Logan Graham||Lyric Hinton||E&H - 6-4, 6-0|
||Bri Pierce||Taylor Witherspoon||E&H - 7-5, 6-2|
||Cailie Pollard||Taitum O'Brien||E&H - 6-3, 6-0|
|No. 1||Meade/Sheaves||Staman/Bally||VWU - 8-2|
|No. 2||Summers/Graham||Zalameda/Hinton||VWU - 8-3|
|No. 3||Pierce/Pollard||Johnson/Witherspoon||E&H - 8-5|
|Final Score||Emory & Henry||5|
- Emory & Henry will have a quick turnaround with its match against Randolph-Macon College set for Sunday at 9:00 a.m.