Strong Doubles Competition Lifts WildCats past Shenandoah University
LYNCHBURG, VA — After a two week break from competition due to Spring Break, the Randolph Women's Tennis team was back in action Tuesday afternoon as they took on the Hornets from Shenandoah University. This was a match to pay particular interest to, as the Hornets will be joining the prestigious Old Dominion Athletic Conference next fall.
Thanks to a strong doubles performance by the WildCats and a clutch performance from newcomer Brier D'Arcy (Plano, TX/John Paul II), the WildCats were able to escape with a win, 5-4.
After dropping the first doubles match, first-year's Anna Culpepper (Midlothian, VA/Midlothian) and Danielle Lewis (Kingston, Jamaica/Immaculate Conception) put Randolph back on track by winning a close doubles match, 9-8 (9-7). This marked the first time that Culpepper and Lewis teamed up this season, but surely won't be the last. Culpepper continues to have a great spring campaign and improves her doubles record to a perfect 3-0.
As darkness loomed over the Randolph Tennis Courts, Brier D'Arcy finished off the Hornets by winning her match from the number 6 position by a score of 8-2. This was D'Arcy's first singles competition match in her collegiate career, and the victory couldn't have come at a better time.
With the victory, the WildCats improved to a perfect 4-0 on the young season.
The WildCats will be back in action on Thursday, March 15 as they travel to Lexington, VA to take on the Generals from Washington and Lee University. Game time is at 3:00 p.m.