VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Randolph-Macon Women's Tennis scored a dominating victory against the Virginia Wesleyan Marlins Tuesday afternoon as the Yellow Jackets swept doubles action and took five of six singles matches to turn back the Marlins.
Score: Randolph-Macon 8, Virginia Wesleyan 1
Location/Venue: Virginia Beach, Va./Everett Tennis Center
Records: Randolph-Macon (6-0, 3-0 ODAC), Virginia Wesleyan (7-5, 3-3 ODAC)
How It Happened
- Juniors Landon Aud (Fishersville, Va. / Wilson Memorial) and Kristin Dantzler (Williamsburg, Va. / York) completed their match against Lyric Hinton and Christine Zalameda at No. 2 Doubles, winning 8-2.
- At No. 3 Doubles, junior Courtney Jenkins (Yorktown, Va. / York) and sophomore Isabel Wadsworth (Lake Wales, Fla. / Lake Wales) defeated Taitum O'Brien and Aubree Johnson 8-2, finishing second.
- The No. 1 Doubles tandem of senior Stephanie Yeager (Fairfax, Va. / Robinson Secondary) and junior Morgan Fuqua (Richmond, VA / Mills Godwin) found themselves locked in a tough battle with Audrey Bally and Katie Staman. But the Yellow Jacket combo pulled ahead 8-6, and pushed R-MC into the driver's seat for the rest of the match.
- From there, R-MC won up and down the singles lineup, though Dantzler was forced to retire while ahead in the second set at No. 2 Singles, giving VWU its lone victory of the afternoon.
- At No. 1 Singles, Fuqua got a win against Zalameda 6-1, 6-2.
- Yeager flipped Fuqua's score at No. 3 Singles, winning against Staman 6-2, 6-1.
- Aud faced Hinton at No. 4 Singles, where she took a 6-0, 6-3 win.
- No. 5 Singles was also a flip from the slot just before – as Wadsworth beat O'Brien 6-3, 6-0.
- Jenkins rounded out the order with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Stegemann.
Inside The Numbers
- R-MC is now 6-0 as a team to open the season, matching the 2017 season-opening run.
- The Yellow Jackets have won all but just three individual singles matches since beginning the season.
- R-MC is 17-0 in doubles competition thus far this season.
Randolph-Macon will face Sweet Briar at home on Saturday. The match will begin at 11:00 AM.