Posted: Sep 24, 2022
THE GAME FACTS
Score: Roanoke 5, Johnson (Tenn.) 4
Records: Maroons 1-0, Royals 1-1
Location: Salem, Va.
The Short Story: The Roanoke College women's tennis team's season-opener came down to the wire with the Maroons prevailing 5-4 over Johnson (Tenn.)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Royals took an early 2-1 lead after doubles. The team of Lia Striebich and Vic Rios won for the Maroons at #2 doubles 8-3.
- Julia Bassett won in straight sets for Roanoke at #3 singles and Striebich won at #2 singles to put Roanoke even at 3-3 after Johnson claimed the win at the top singles spot.
- Rios won in straight sets at #4 and the Royals responded by winning at #5 singles.
- Zane Maiden clinched the match for Roanoke with a 6-4, 7-5 win at #6 singles.
- Roanoke will be back on court on Sunday, September 25 when it hosts NCAA Division II opponent, UVA-Wise. Match time with the Cavaliers is scheduled for 11 a.m.