WINCHESTER, Va. — Sweet Briar juniors Emily Wandling and Lacey Tucker both earned singles victories on Tuesday afternoon as the Vixens dropped a 7-2 decision to host Shenandoah at the Lowry Tennis Courts.
After the Hornets (4-5, 2-4 ODAC) swept the Vixens (2-10, 0-5) in doubles action, a victory for Shenandoah at No. 4 singles put the Vixens in a must-win position for the remainder of singles play.
Sweet Briar got a bit of respite as Wandling (Mechanicsville, Va.) cruised to victory at No. 1 singles, surrendering just one game to Madison Hansen to earn a 6-1, 6-0 win at the top spot.
Shenandoah clinched victory at No. 6 singles, but at No. 3 singles it was Tucker (Swansboro, N.C.) who tallied a two-set victory over Emma Crue to snag a second team-point for the Vixens. Tucker toppled Crue 6-4, 6-4 at the third spot in the singles lineup.
Sweet Briar returns home to the Dennis Van Der Meer Tennis Center on Friday, with a 3:30 p.m. start scheduled against Lynchburg.