Tennis comes from behind to beat Sweet Briar
March 09, 2014
Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College tennis team came from behind to shock Sweet Briar 5-4 for their first victory under new Head Coach Kevin Fleck. The Spirits were down 2-1 after doubles, but won the singles matches 4-2. Ashley Koehler (Huntersville, NC) had an epic battle, which she pulled off at number two singles. Salem improves to 1-2 with the win.
"I am extremely proud of the way our team rebounded today after a tough close loss last weekend. Every player had a win that contributed to our victory," said Fleck.
Fleck said, "It truly was a team effort. Andrea Akers and Ayla Pruitt at #2 doubles showed a huge improvement from last week and kept the team score close going into singles. Sam Story and Sabrina Sheikh at #5 and #6 singles showed their resilience and determination from tough 3 set losses last week by winning easily today. "Angela Reavis proved her experience and ability to apply pressure to her opponent at #3 singles. "Ashley showed great poise and maturity in closing out her #2 singles match to clinch the team victory. Ona James and Leia Pruitt played great in the exhibition doubles match and continue to show our depth and strength as a team. I am glad that we are able to enjoy the fruits of our labor and we are excited to continue to improve and build on our momentum!"
Salem 5 - Sweet Briar 4