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WINCHESTER -- The Shenandoah University men's and women's tennis teams had a perfect day Friday in posting a pair of 9-0 non-league victories over Southern Virginia.
The SU men (3-7) dropped just two games in sweeping the three doubles matches while the Hornet women (5-7) had a 2-0 lead before even stepping on the court due to SVU having to default at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.
Senior Michael Milanov combined with Steven Baker to win 8-0 at No. 1 doubles before defeating Pradeep Ravisankar 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.
Baker was a 6-1, 6-2 victor at No. 2.
The match clinching victory came at No. 3, where Jeremy Parel was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Andrew Angerbauer.
Staked to the 2-0 lead in the women's match, Shenandoah wasted little time in taking out the Knights.
Both doubles matches, won by Shannon Allin and Molly Barb at No. 1 and Amber Lake and Rachel Gross at No. 2, came by an 8-4 score.
Like the men, the women clinched with a win at No. 3 singles. Freshman Amy Rapp defeated Mina Romito 6-2, 6-2 to give the Hornets their second straight victory.
Both teams are back in action tomorrow at Stevenson.
Track & Field
LYNCHBURG -- Shenandoah had another solid start Friday on the opening day of the Liberty Collegiate Track & Field Invitational.
The Hornets had Jaclyn Mohlmann competing in the heptathlon as well as Amanda Theall and Evan Griffin participating in the throwing events on day one of the two-day competition.
Theall finished 11th in the hammer (third among DIII competitors), while Griffin was fifth in both the hammer and javelin throws.
Theall had a hammer throw of 41.85 meters with Griffin throwing it 44.41 meters in the hammer and 48.43 meters in the javelin.
Griffin's hammer throw is a new school record.
Mohlmann finds herself in seventh place after day one of the two-day, seven-event competition with a total of 2416 points.
Mohlmann is the top DIII competitor in the event and is 78 points out of sixth.
She was ninth in both the 200 meters and shot put, fifth in the 100 meter hurdles and tied for fourth in the high jump.
Saturday, she will compete in the 800 meters, long jump and javelin.
The meet concludes Saturday.