March 20, 2014
Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College tennis team had their three-game win streak snapped against North Carolina A&T. A&T was able to win 7-2. Andrea Akers (Pinnacle, NC) continued her hot play as she won at #1 singles.. Salem falls to 3-3 with the loss.
"Today was a great opportunity for us to compete against a Division I program. I feel that we learned a lot and have a great idea of what it takes to get to that next level," said Head Coach Kevin Fleck.
Coach Fleck said, "#2 and #3 doubles played some of the best doubles at those positions all year. Ona James and Leia Pruitt had a great debut at #3 doubles and stepped up for the team. Ona also had a great win at #6 singles and displayed the hard work she has put in during her years at Salem. Andrea came up big with a win at #1 singles and played the best match I've seen her play all year. \We had 3 very close matches at #5 singles and #2 and #3 doubles that if they had gone our way would've turned into a victory. \We're looking forward to continuing to improve and compete in our first conference matches next week!"
Salem 2 - NC A&T 7
#1 - Salem Andrea Akers and Ayla Pruitt 0 - A&T Kimberly Stalling and Jayla Scott 8
#2 - Salem Ashley Koehler and Angela Reavis 7 - A&T Kenya Colbert and Saundra Smith 9
#3 - Salem Ona James and Leia Pruitt 6 - A&T Lexxus Betts and Kiana Washington
#1 - Salem Andrea Akers wins 5-7, 6-3, 1-0(7) vs A&T Kenya Colbert
#2 - Salem Ashley Koehler loses 0-6, 3-6 vs A&T Jayla Scott
#3 - Salem Angela Reavis loses 1-6, 0-6 vs A&T Kimberly Stalling
#4 - Salem Ayla Pruitt loses 2-6, 1-6 vs A&T Saundra Smith
#5 - Salem Samantha Story loses 7-5, 4-6, 0-1(11) vs A&T Lexxus Betts
#6 - Salem Ona James wins 7-5, 6-1 vs A&T Kiana Washington