Doubles Set Tone For Hollins Win

Action photo of Hollins tennis players Valerie Sargeant (left) and Olivia Dannon
Valerie Sargeant, left, and Olivia Dannon earned singles wins against the Wasps

Roanoke, VA - For the second time in as many days, the Hollins tennis team found herself in action against Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) competition. After falling, on the road, to Bridgewater, Hollins returned home to host Emory & Henry College on Friday afternoon.

Hollins wasted little time in taking control of the match. Amelia Verkerk and Sarah Jordan Snoddy made quick work of their opponents at the #2 spot, 8-1. The duo of Kateri Johnson and Olivia Dannon posted the identical score at #3 doubles to give Hollins a quick advantage. At the top spot, Jhovanna Salmeron and Kate Woodruff held off a late rally to make it a clean sweep, 8-6.

In indvidual play, Valerie Sargeant gave the home team a 4-0 lead with a straight sets win, 6-0 and 6-0, at the #6 spot. Just moments later Johnson gave Hollins the match with a 6-0 and 6-1 victory at #3 singles. With the match in hand Salmeron (#1), Verkerk (#2), and Dannon (#5) gave Hollins the 8-1 conference win. Hollins now sits at 2-3 in ODAC play, currently tied for 7th in the 12 team league standings.

Hollins is scheduled to face Trinity (DC) in non-conference play on Monday but due to the forecast make sure to check for information concerning the upcoming matches. 


Hollins University 8, Emory & Henry 1
Apr 06, 2018 at Roanoke, VA 


Singles competition
1. Jhovanna Salmeron (HU) def. Katie Meade (EHW) 6-1, 6-1
2. Amelia Verkerk (HU) def. Kala Curtis (EHW) 6-3, 6-3
3. Kateri Johnson (HU) def. Kaiti Sheaves (EHW) 6-0, 6-1
4. Bri Pierce (EHW) def. Sarah Jordan Snoddy (HU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Olivia Dannon (HU) def. Ellington King (EHW) 6-4, 6-0
6. Valerie Sargeant (HU) def. Kelsey Holt (EHW) 6-0, 6-0



Doubles competition
1. Jhovanna Salmeron/Kate Woodruff (HU) def. Katie Meade/Kaiti Sheaves (EHW) 8-6
2. Amelia Verkerk/Sarah Jordan Snoddy (HU) def. Bri Pierce/Ellington King (EHW) 8-1
3. Kateri Johnson/Olivia Dannon (HU) def. Kala Curtis/Kelsey Holt (EHW) 8-1