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Devoe and Murphy Earn First Victories of Their College Careers

March 2- The Salem College Tennis Team hosted Ferrum College Friday afternoon in a non-conference tennis match in Winston-Salem. When the Spirits and Panthers had finished serving and mashing the tennis balls, the first three victories of the season emerged for Salem College. Anna Devoe ( Chesapeake, VA) and Tiara...

March 2- The Salem College Tennis Team hosted Ferrum College Friday afternoon in a non-conference tennis match in Winston-Salem. When the Spirits and Panthers had finished serving and mashing the tennis balls, the first three victories of the season emerged for Salem College. Anna Devoe ( Chesapeake, VA) and Tiara Murphy (Mobile, AL) won their matches and then teamed up in doubles play to defeat their Ferrum opponents. The results are as follows:

Singles  
  1. Anna Devoe(SC)                    defeated          Shauna Simon(FC)              6-3,6-0
  2. Tiara Murphy (SC)                 defeated          Tabitha Brown(FC)              6-4,6-2
  3. Katie Porter(FC)                    defeated          Michala Michaux(SC)           7-5,6-0
  4. Dayna Jacobsen(FC)             defeated          Rachel Fichthorn(SC)           6-2,6-1
  5. Leah Austin(FC)                    defeated          Brooke Hedgepeth (SC)       6-3,6-1
  6. Reniesha Diggs(FC)              defeated                                                       Default

 

Doubles 

  1. Devoe/Murphy(SC)                defeated          Brown/Simon(FC)                 8-8(10-5)
  2. Porter/Jacobsen (FC  )           defeated          Michaux/Richthorn (SC)        8-2
  3. Akers/Austin(FC)                   defeated                                                       Default
 

According to Head Tennis Coach Kieran Brown: “With injured #1 player Elise Norton out of the line-up, Salem’s Tennis Team battled to a 6-3 loss to Ferrum College.  Anna Devoe and Tiara Murphy were forced to play up one position and rose to the occasion with victories in singles and a marathon doubles win over Ferrum.”

 
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