Jerabkova (pictured) fell just short of her first victory this season

March 31, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. — For the tennis team, their longest weekend of the season wrapped up with three matches in Norfolk. During this span, the Hawks received their finest performances from juniors Petra Jerabkova (Prague, Czech Republic) and Alex Manolova (Sofia, Bulgaria) against Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday.

In that matchup, Jerabkova and Manolova both went down to the wire with their opponents, with Petra winning the first set, 6-4, and Alex winning her second set, 7-5. In the third and final set, it was Virginia Wesleyan players Lisa Nguyen and Sydney Charity who ended up on top, but not before facing a tough battle from their Hawk competitors. Nguyen ended up taking the third set, 10-7, while Charity won her third set, 10-8. Senior Reine Fowajuh (Wilmington, Del.) picked up two game wins in her singles match as well, and the doubles team of Manolova and freshman Selena Jones (Pocomoke City, Md.) earned a game win in their set.

Junior Jasmine Jennings (Baltimore, Md.) earned game wins in a Thursday matchup versus Coppin State, one in her singles matchup and two more in a doubles matchup, where she was paired with fellow Hawk Fowajuh.

For the men’s team, junior Wayne Heath (Pungoteague, Va.) picked up where he left off last weekend, earning three game victories in his matchup with Coppin State. Sophomore Mohin Uddin (Forestville, Md.) and senior Wirlen Elame (Silver Spring, Md.) also picked a victory, as did the doubles team of Elame and senior Kijontray McClay (San Diego, Calif).



Next up for the Hawks is the women’s home opener this Wednesday when they face Goldey-Beacom College at 3:00pm. Both the men and women will then travel to Durham, N.C. on Saturday to take on North Carolina Central. 

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