SU roundup: Hornets pick up another victory in women’s tennis

WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah University women’s tennis team continued its march to a home match in the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a 7-2 victory over Hollins Friday afternoon.

Shenandoah (11-3, 5-3 ODAC) opened by winning two of three doubles matches over Hollins (6-10, 4-6) and then nearly swept the singles.

Junior Amy Rapp, with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Jhovanna Salmeron at No. 4 singles, clinched the win for the Hornets.

Caitlin Tilton, with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 5, and Jeannella Williams, with a win at love at No. 3, set Rapp up to close out the victory.

All three women were also double winners for the Hornets.

Rapp and Tilton started off the match with an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles while Williams combined with Amber Lake to win 8-4 at No. 2.

The final two wins came at No. 6, where Lake was a 6-3, 6-3 victor, and No. 1, where Molly Barb gutted out a 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 (11-9) victory.

The women are back in action tomorrow at Emory and Henry.

Shenandoah is now sixth in the league with three matches to play. Wins in those matches (E&H, Randolph and Bridgewater) can vault the team to fourth and a home match in the opening round of ODAC Tournament play.

Track and field

BRIDGEWATER – The Shenandoah University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams had a solid opening day Friday in the 2015 ODAC Championships with one championship, an additional All-ODAC honoree and a host of athletes qualifying for Saturday finals.

Senior Jaclyn Mohlmann had that lone championship, earning the fourth ODAC title of her career with a leap of 1.59 meters in the high jump.

Mohlmann won the event based on fewer misses at 1.59 meters – Courtney Adams from Bridgewater missed on her first attempt with Mohlmann clearing it, giving Mohlmann the title after both she and Adams were unable to convert at 1.62 meters.

Shelby Shrader started the Hornets day off with a fourth place finish in the women’s steeplechase; Shrader had a 12:28.03 to earn five team points for SU.

Sophomore Danyelle McGrady paced the throwers by finishing second in the hammer and fourth in the shot put tosses of 45.37 meters and 10.83 meters, respectively.

Melanie Arfuso and Morgan Smith backed up McGrady in the hammer with ninth and 10th place showings.

Arfuso was also seventh in the shot.

On the men’s side, Anthony Banks was fifth in both the long jump and high jump. Banks started his day in the long jump, going 6.35 meters, before high jumping 1.83 meters to tie for fourth. He placed fifth based on misses.

Justin Neff had a sixth place showing in the hammer with a 41.26 toss on his second attempt.

In the prelims, Everton Eastwood and Leonard Scott both qualified for the 100-meter finals by finishing third and fifth, respectively. Eastwood had a 10.99.

Ansel Borhauer will compete for the 400-meter championship after running a 50.53 in the prelims.

In the 200, Eastwood had the top time and Borhauer was fourth to both qualify for the finals.

Eastwood, who won the ODAC 200 meter championship indoors, had an ODAC season best 22.13 Friday afternoon.

Mohlmann will try for a second ODAC championship after posting a 15.66 in the 100 meter hurdles.

The meet concludes with a full day of action Saturday.