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Women's Tennis Tops Vixens

The women's tennis team downed Sweet Briar 7-2 Tuesday afternoon.
The women's tennis team downed Sweet Briar 7-2 Tuesday afternoon.

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's tennis team earned its second ODAC win of the season Tuesday with a 7-2 victory over Sweet Briar.

Shenandoah (4-5, 2-4 ODAC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Vixens (2-10, 0-5) by sweeping the doubles and then clinched with wins at Nos. 4 and 6 singles.


Madison Hoilman had the match-clinching win for the Hornets, taking out My-Xuan Hillengas 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6. She was in position to clinch as Megan Hillyard was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 4 in the first singles match to be completed.

Hoilman, Hillyard, Madison Rogers and Caitlin Bennett were all double winners for SU.

Bennett and Hoilman had combined to win 8-3 at No. 3 doubles with Bennett winning her No. 5 singles match in three sets.

Rogers also took an extra set to win her singles match, winning 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) at No. 2. She got her first win with an 8-1 victory at No. 2 doubles with Emma Crue.

Hillyard and Madison Hansen were 8-6 victors at No. 1 doubles.


Shenandoah hosts Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday at 2 in an ODAC doubleheader with the SU men.


Shenandoah Hornets 7, Sweet Briar 2
Apr 9, 2019 at Winchester, Va. (Lowry Tennis Courts) 

Singles competition
1. Emily Wandling (SBC) def. Madison Hansen (SUW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Madison Rogers (SUW) def. Lexi Culley (SBC) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
3. Lacey Tucker (SBC) def. Emma Crue (SUW) 6-4, 6-4
4. Megan Hillyard (SUW) def. Ruth Lechner (SBC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Caitlin Bennett (SUW) def. Emily Wrenn (SBC) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Madison Hoilman (SUW) def. My-Xuan Hillengas (SBC) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Madison Hansen/Megan Hillyard (SUW) def. Emily Wandling/Lacey Tucker (SBC) 8-6
2. Madison Rogers/Emma Crue (SUW) def. Ruth Lechner/Lexi Culley (SBC) 8-1
3. Caitlin Bennett/Madison Hoilman (SUW) def. My-Xuan Hillengas/Emily Wrenn (SBC) 8-3


Match Notes
Sweet Briar 2-10, 0-5
Shenandoah Hornets 4-5, 2-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,1,6,5,3,2)