Colonels defeat Virginia Wesleyan, 8-1

Colonels defeat Virginia Wesleyan, 8-1

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Centre women's dominated Virginia Wesleyan Monday afternoon inside the Everett Tennis Center, winning by an 8-1 margin.

The Colonels improve to 5-7 overall with the victory, dropping the host Marlins to 6-3.

Centre captured all three doubles matches to open up a 3-0 lead, as the No. 2 duo of Caroline Stallings (Clarksville, Md.) and Emily Zelichenok (Louisville, Ky.) took down VWU's Katie Staman and Courtney Simmons, 8-0.

At No. 1 singles, Abigail Kent (College State, Texas) and Aliza Williams (Cincinnati) defeated Makayla Velic and Audrey Bally, 8-1, while Kenny Snow (Elizabethtown, Ky.) and Emma Ramsey (Georgetown, Ky.) handed Taylor Witherspoon and Kristina Sabelstrom an 8-4 loss at No. 3.

Singles fared similarly well for the Colonels, who won five of the six bouts, including four in straight sets.

Kent cruised past Velic, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and her doubles partner, Williams, won by a similarly lopsided 6-2, 6-2 score at No. 2 over Bally.

Stallings took her third consecutive singles win at No. 3, defeating Staman, 6-1, 6-1, and Zelichenok dropped Simmons, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4.

Snow needed three sets to win at No. 5, but secured a come-from-behind victory over Kellen Phillips for Centre's eighth point.

The Colonels face Randolph College tomorrow (Tuesday), beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.