FOREST, Va. — For the first time since the 2014-15 season, Sweet Briar has an All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference selection in tennis, as the conference named junior Emily Wandling a Second Team All-ODAC honoree at No. 1 singles.
"Emily put in a lot of extra work in the offseason and it really showed out on the court," said head coach Dustin Hale.
The 2018-19 season saw Wandling (Mechanicsville, Va.) post a 7-4 mark in ODAC No. 1 play, while finishing the dual season 12-6 at No. 1. Including tournament play, Wandling wrapped 2018-19 13-8 in singles action.
After dropping four-straight conference matches to open the season, Wandling rattled off seven ODAC victories in-a-row – including a perfect 7-0 month of April. Wandling's seven conference victories all came in two-set victories.
Wandling's seven conference victories, matched her 2016-17 season that saw her play to a 7-3 record across No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles.
The last No. 1 singles player at Sweet Briar to win more than five No. 1 matches in ODAC play, was Caitlin Delmas during the 2014-15 season. Delmas, who was also the last Vixen to be recognized as All-ODAC in women's tennis, was 8-1 in conference play and 19-4 overall (14-2 No. 1) on her way to second team all-conference laurels.