SU roundup: Hornets fall to Randolph College in women’s tennis

WINCHESTER – Visiting Randolph College snapped Shenandoah University’s six-match women’s tennis winning streak by downing the Hornets 5-4 Tuesday afternoon.

Randolph (11-5, 8-3 ODAC) clinched the No. 4 seed at the upcoming ODAC Tournament with the win over Shenandoah (12-4, 6-4).

The ‘Cats opened up the early lead by rallying for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles to give the squad a 2-1 lead following doubles play.

Amy Rapp and Caitlin Tilton opened with an 8-0 win at No. 3 for SU before Randolph brought the match back to level with an 8-3 victory at No. 2.

Molly Barb and Shannon Allin, playing at No. 1 for the hosts, went back-and-forth with Dina Velazco and Jenna Sweet before the ‘Cats used a break in the middle of the set to key the 8-6 victory.

Barb knotted the match a second time with a 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 1 only to see Randolph sweep the Nos. 2-4 singles matches to reach the clinching margin.

Caitlin Tilton and Amber Lake were 6-3, 6-0 and 6-4, 6-0 victors, respectively, for the Hornets after the match had been decided. Tilton won at No. 5 and Lake at No. 6.

SU completes its regular season tomorrow with an ODAC match at Bridgewater. The winner of this match is the No. 5 seed at the ODAC Tournament and will travel to fourth-seeded Randolph for a quarterfinal round match. The loser draws third-seeded Randolph-Macon in the quarterfinal round.

Men’s tennis
WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University men’s tennis team wrapped up its home slate Tuesday with a 7-2 ODAC loss to Randolph College.

Randolph (8-7, 5-5 ODAC) took a 2-1 lead after doubles and then clinched the win over the Hornets (8-8, 3-7) by winning the Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 6 singles matches.

Junior Steven Baker was a double winner for the Hornets.

After he and Jesse Ewing gutted out a 9-8 (7-5) win at No. 1 doubles, Baker won 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 (13-11) win over Bradley Srober at No. 1 singles.

The doubles duo of Will Leach and Zach O’Neal had a close match, falling 9-8 (7-3) at No. 3.

Shenandoah completes its regular season on Thursday with a non-league match at Ferrum.

The ODAC Tournament begins this weekend and the Hornets, as the No. 8 seed, will travel to top-seeded Washington and Lee.

Men’s golf
CONOVER, N.C. – Junior Doc Schulte had a collective seven-over-par 151 Tuesday to lead the Shenandoah University men’s golf team to a fifth place finish at the 2015 ODAC Championships.

Forced to sit Sunday and pulled off the course Monday due to poor weather, Shenandoah played all but six holes of the 36-hole event Tuesday.

After completing their opening round with a 312 Tuesday morning, the Hornets came back to shoot 311 in the afternoon to place fifth in the 10-team tournament.

Both rounds were played at the par 72, 6944-yard Jones Course at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa.

Guilford won the tournament with a 293-288–581 with Washington and Lee second and Randolph-Macon third.

SU, which trailed Bridgewater by four strokes heading into the final round, cut that deficit by one over the final 18 holes.

Junior Doc Schulte finished in a tie for ninth with his 76-75–151 while Seth Crean was tied for 22nd, Brennan Lloyd tied for 24th, Brett Dubin tied for 34th and Evan Cocke tied for 40th.

This concludes the team’s season. The 2015-16 campaign begins in early September.

Track and field
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Senior Jaclyn Mohlmann stands in 11th place Tuesday after day one of the heptathlon at the 121st edition of the Penn Relays.

Mohlmann posted 2546 points in the four events Tuesday to place herself just 37 points off of last year’s pace.

After scoring 703 points in the 100 meter hurdles with a 16.09, Mohlmann lept 1.55 meters in the high jump to score another 678 points.

Prior to wrapping up her day with a 27.80 in the 200 meter dash for 647 points, the three time NCAA qualifier had a personal record 9.82 meter shot put for 518 points.

The event concludes Wednesday with the long jump, the javelin and the 800 meter run.

Women’s golf
CONOVER, N.C. – Freshman Sara Eadie wrapped up Shenandoah University’s inaugural women’s golf season Tuesday with a 19th place performance at the ODAC Championships.

Playing at the par 72, 5801-yard Jackson Course at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa, Eadie carded a 105 in both rounds of the tournament to finish 19th in the 23-woman field.

Excessive rains completely washed out Sunday’s first round and caused Monday’s opening round to be suspended.

Eadie played 16 holes Monday, completed her first round this morning and then made the loop again this afternoon to close out the tournament.

She bested Eastern Mennonite’s Savannah Lester by 20 strokes and was at least 41 strokes clear of a trio of Hollins University players.

The 2015-16 season begins in early September.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn./ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Shenandoah University baseball team remains in the top 10 of two ranking polls in results released Tuesday by two organizations.

The Hornets, who completed their regular season this past Sunday by splitting a non-league doubleheader with Marymount, are the No. 8 team in the NCBWA/D3baseball.com poll and the No. 10 in the ABCA poll.

SU has 431 points in the D3baseball.com poll and 299 in the ABCA. Coach Kevin Anderson’s club is just one point from ninth in the ABCA poll.

Cortland (N.Y.) State remains as the No. 1 team in both polls.

Shenandoah opens up ODAC Tournament play on Thursday at 11 a.m. versus sixth-seeded Eastern Mennonite.