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Tennis splits first two GSAC matches

March 08, 2010Winston-Salem, NC- The Salem College tennis team split its first two Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) tennis matches this past weekend. Salem won easily on Saturday against Georgia Wesleyan (9-0). Maryville College came in on Sunday and beat the Spirits (7-2). Salem is now 3-2 overall, and 1-1...

March 08, 2010

Winston-Salem, NC- The Salem College tennis team split its first two Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) tennis matches this past weekend. Salem won easily on Saturday against Georgia Wesleyan (9-0). Maryville College came in on Sunday and beat the Spirits (7-2). Salem is now 3-2 overall, and 1-1 in the GSAC.

Rukhsona Usmanova (Durham, NC) continued her hot play at the number one singles spot on Saturday with a convincing victory over Hannah Doan (6-0, 6-0). She also teamed with Katherine Elliott (Edenton, NC) to defeat Doan and Kellie Cauley in number one doubles (8-0). Elliott defeated Cauley in number two singles play (6-0, 6-1).

Usmanova lost her first singles match of the season on Sunday against Morgan Douglas (4-6, 7-6, 4-6). Usmanova and Elliott also lost their first doubles match against Douglas and Karen Rybolt (8-2). Amy Allison (Geneva, OH) won both of her singles matches this weekend for the Spirits.

Salem returns to action on March 17th when they travel to Averett.

Saturday Singles:
1. Rukhsona Usmanova def. Hannah Doan  6-0, 6-0   SC
2. Katherine Elliott def. Kellie Cauley   6-0, 6-1   SC
3.  Michala Michaux def. Shawn Blair  6-0, 6-0  SC
4.  Kim Wisen def. Kira Statenina  6-0, 6-0  SC
5.  Amy Allison def Katie McIntosh  6-0, 6-1  SC
6.  Cierra Young def. Ashby Jackson  6-0, 6-1  SC
 
Doubles: 
1.  Usmanova/Elliott def. Cauley/Blair  8-0  SC
2. Lauren Wisen/Ashley Bodford  def Doan/McIntosh  8-1   SC
3. Jennifer Greene/Sam Niemiec def. Statenina/Jackson 8-1 SC
 
Salem (9) vs. Wesleyan (0)
 
Sunday Singles:
1. Rukhsona Usmanova lost to Morgan Douglas  4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6   MC
2. Katherine Elliott lost to Maggie Dew  0-6, 2-6   MC
3.  Ashely Bodford lost to Rachel Hutson  0-6. 1-6  MC
4.  Michala Michaux lost to Karen Rybolt 3-6, 7-5, 3-6  MC
5.  Kim Wisen lost to Christine Flood 1-6, 6-7 (7-5)   MC
6.  Amy Allison def Hannah Smith   6-2, 6-1  SC
 
Doubles:
Usmanova/Elliott lost to Douglas/Rybolt   2-8  MC
Allsion/Lauren Wisen lost to  Dew/Hutson 0-8  MC
Michaux/K. Wisen def. Taylor/Smith   8-2 SC
 
Salem (2) vs. Maryville (7)
Salem College NCAA GSAC