Wandling's 30th career singles win highlights match with Lions

Wandling's 30th career singles win highlights match with Lions

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Sweet Briar junior Emily Wandling picked up the 30th singles victory of her collegiate career, as the Vixens dropped an 8-1 decision to Penn State-Harrisburg at the Evian Tennis Center.

Following a Lions (4-6) sweep of the Vixens (1-3) in doubles, Wandling (Mechanicsville, Va.) put Sweet Briar on the board at No. 1 singles.

Wandling toppled Sydney Nye 6-2, 6-1 at the top singles spot to secure her fourth victory of the season and 30th of her collegiate career. Wandling's 30 singles victories, include 13 at the top spot.

Sophomore Ruth Lechner (Baltimore, Md.) battled at No. 4 singles, taking four games in each set, before falling 6-4, 6-4 to Erin Harnish.

Doubles play saw Wandling and junior Lacey Tucker (Swansboro, N.C.) battle in an 8-6 match that saw Nye and Courtney Bennett pick-up a close victory. An 8-4 decision came at No. 2 doubles, where junior Lexi Culley (Louisa, Va.) and first-year Emily Wrenn (Franklin, Va.) were edged by Elysse Mellott and Soorya Chitibabu.

Sweet Briar closes out its spring break trip on Friday with a 1 p.m. first serve scheduled against Spring Arbor at the Chaplin Park Tennis Center in Hilton Head Island.