Five Match Home Slate Begins With Guilford

Five Match Home Slate Begins With Guilford

SWEET BRIAR, Va. --- Sweet Briar Tennis began a five-match home stand on Friday afternoon against the visiting Guilford College Quakers.  The Old Dominion Athletic Conference match pitted two teams looking to earn a second league win.


Sweet Briar nearly grabbed a No. 1 doubles win behind the play of teammates Glory Bowman (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) and Mary Elise Dugan (Alexandria, Va./Chatham Hall).  Guilford's Haley Andrews (Riverside, Calif./Riverside Poly) and Allie Guy (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscropt School) however were able to hang on for an 8-6 win.


The Vixen squad picked up a point on court No. 2.  Vixen veterans Sarah Manter (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) and Emma Merritt-Cuneo (Pacifica, Calif./Oceana) earned a 8-4 result.  Court No. 3 fell to the Quakers and the SBC team headed into singles play down 2-1.


Bowman added another team point on singles court No. 2 when Natalie Sutton (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) retired after only two games (2-0).  With the team count even at two points apiece, SBC and Guilford battled on the five remaining courts.


Rachel Byrd (Hartfield, Va./Mathews) gave a great effort on court No. 5 in an attempt to earn another SBC point, but Guilford's No. 5 singles player Guy fended off the comeback and Guilford went on to take the 7-2 ODAC win.


Vixen Tennis next faces ODAC opponent Virginia Wesleyan College tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. on the Williams Gymnasium courts at Sweet Briar College.


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SBC Tennis
Guilford vs Sweet Briar College (Mar 29, 2013)

Guilford 7, Sweet Briar College 2
Mar 29, 2013 at Sweet Briar College 


Singles competition
1. Haley Andrews (GC) def. Sarah Manter (SBC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Glory Bowman (SBC) def. Natalie Sutton (GC) retired
3. Kim Kleimeier (GC) def. Mary Elise Dugan (SBC) 6-0, 6-4
4. Dominique Crespo (GC) def. Emma Merritt-Cuneo (SBC) 6-1, 6-3
5. Allie Guy (GC) def. Rachel Byrd (SBC) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Allison Hewitt (GC) def. Yuliya Rigg (SBC) 6-0, 6-2


Doubles competition
1. Haley Andrews/Allie Guy (GC) def. Glory Bowman/Mary Elise Dugan (SBC) 8-6
2. Sarah Manter/Emma Merritt-Cuneo (SBC) def. Kim Kleimeier/Natalie Sutton (GC) 8-4
3. Allison Hewitt/Dominique Crespo (GC) def. Allie Raifsnider/Rachel Byrd (SBC) 8-3


Match Notes
Guilford 5-4
Sweet Briar College 4-7
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