WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's tennis team completed its regular season with a 5-4 non-league victory over Southern Virginia Monday evening.
The Hornets (8-7) had to outlast both Southern Virginia (8-5) and Mother Nature to complete the victory.
Starting at 5:00 on the Lowery Tennis Courts, SU and the Knights were locked in a 4-4 tie with Ilana Rozin and Shelly Rowberry also tied at No. 6 singles in the only match remaining.
Rozin had won the first set 6-3 and had a couple of chances to clinch in the second, only to see Rowberry to come back and tie it with a 7-6 (8-6) win in the second.
At 2-2 in the third, a rainstorm desended upon the northern Shenandoah Valley, necessiating a move to the indoor courts at Winchester Country Club to complete the match.
Rozin came through for SU, winning four straight games to seal the victory for the hosts.
Southern Virginia rallied with wins in Nos. 3, 2 and 4 singles (in order) to take 4-3 lead.
Wong brought the match back to even with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 1, setting the stage for Rozin to clinch it at No. 6.