The Virginia Wesleyan University women's tennis team opened up its fall season this past weekend in Ashland, Va., competing in the Yellow Jacket Invitational. The Marlins faced off against ODAC rivals Randolph-Macon and Bridgewater along with Washington College from the Centennial Conference.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its 2016-17 ODAC Sportsmanship Teams for each of the conference's 24 sponsored sports. The squads are comprised of a student-athlete selected by the coaching staffs of each team competing under the banner with all sports and schools fully represented.
Six Marlins were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-Academic Team as the squad was released. A total of 217 student-athletes from 37 colleges and universities found their names listed.
Virginia Wesleyan will transition from College to University during the summer 2017. A launch of the University's new web site occurred on May 23 and new features and updates on the site will continue through August 1.
Wednesday saw the Virginia Wesleyan women's tennis Team suffer a 9-0 defeat at the hands of visiting Randolph-Macon College. The visiting Yellow Jackets battled to a 3-0 lead in doubles and faced little resistance in the singles portion of the afternoon.
Time and time again on Wednesday afternoon the Virginia Wesleyan women's tennis team was able to execute in crucial situations, ultimately paving the way for a 7-2 victory over visiting Penn State University-Abington.
The 2017 season for the Virginia Wesleyan women's tennis team kicked off Sunday afternoon with a trip to Lexington, Virginia to face nationally-ranked conference foe Washington & Lee University. The No. 16-ranked Generals proved too much for the Marlins, blanking Virginia Wesleyan en route to a 9-0 decision.
Fourteen-time defending champion Washington and Lee University stands atop the ODAC Women's Tennis Preseason Poll, conducted annually by the league's head coaches. The Generals earned 121 points with a full allotment of 10 first place votes. Randolph-Macon College picked up the remaining top nod and joined W&L above the century mark with 109 points. Roanoke College rounds out the top three with 96 points.
The Virginia Wesleyan College women’s tennis team edged Bridgewater College 5-4 today at the Everett Tennis Center. Bridgewater came into the match with only four players missing others due to injury and illness.
The Virginia Wesleyan College women's tennis team improved its record to 3-3 and 2-1 in the ODAC, with a 5-3 win over Randolph College on Saturday afternoon at Centre Court Racquet Club in Newport News. Since the match was held inside due to rain and on fewer than six courts it was played to decision.