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Tennis improves in 6-3 loss at Lynchburg

March 02, 2014

Lynchburg, VA-The Salem College tennis team had a strong match at Lynchburg College yesterday. The Spirits fell to Lynchburg 6-3, but all of the matches were very tight.

"I am very proud of the way we competed today against Lynchburg College," said Head Coach Kevin Fleck. "Every single player on our team played their hardest from the first point to the very last point of the match.  We showed a lot of heart in a match that lasted approximately 3hrs 45min." 
Andrea Akers (Pinnacle, NC) defeated Melissa Drinkard at the number one singles position. Angela Reavis (Boonville, NC) and Ayla Pruitt (Wilkesboro, NC) also won their singles matches.
Coach Fleck said, "I give credit to Lynchburg for toughing it out because we certainly made them earn it.  I am very pleased with the tremendous improvements we made this past week from our previous match.  Our team is very excited to continue to make big steps in the right direction each week as we continue our season." 
Salem 3 - Lynchburg College 6
#1 - Salem Ashley Koehler and Angela Reavis 4 - Lynchburg Melissa Drinkard and Betsy Stipa 8
#2 - Salem Andrea Akers and Ayla Pruitt 4 - Lynchburg Carter Vaughn and Madison Dixon 8
#3 - Salem Sabrina Sheikh and Samantha Story 4 - Lynchburg Hailey Bettencourt and Kelsey Krisik 8
*Exhibition* - Salem Ona James and Leia Pruitt 8 - Lynchburg Lizzie Fesen and Katelyn Ludwig 2
#1 - Salem Andrea Akers wins 6-3, 7-5 vs Lynchburg Melissa Drinkard
#2 - Salem Ashley Koehler loses 6-7(5), 5-7 vs Lynchburg Betsy Stipa
#3 - Salem Angela Reavis wins 6-4, 6-7(3), 1-0(4) vs Lynchburg Carter Vaughn
#4 - Salem Ayla Pruitt wins 7-5, 6-4 vs Lynchburg Madison Dixon
#5 - Salem Samantha Story loses 6-1, 3-6, 1-6 vs Lynchburg Hailey Bettencourt
#6 - Salem Sabrina Sheikh loses 6-2, 3-6, 4-6 vs Kelsey Krisik
*Exhibition* - Salem Ona James wins 6-0, 6-2 vs Lynchburg Paige Bowman
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