Cougars Topple Roanoke in Women’s Tennis

Cougars Topple Roanoke in Women’s Tennis


Score: Averett 8, Roanoke 1

Records: Maroons 5-7, 2-4 ODAC; Cougars 8-1, 4-1 ODAC

Location: Salem, VA

The Short Story: Roanoke fell 8-1 to Averett in a home ODAC contest on Sunday afternoon.


  • Averett jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a trio of doubles victories. Keira Gunning and Paula Rhysen dispatched Halle Fernstrum and Julia Bassett 8-3 at the top spot, while Brenda Poulakidas and Daniela Poulakidas beat Lia Streibich and Victoria Rios 8-6 at #2, and Amelie Brune and Elisa Battermann topped Zane Maiden and Emma Johnson 8-2 at #3.
  • Streibich collected a straight-sets win for the Maroons at #2 singles, taking down Rhysen 6-4, 6-1.
  • But the Cougars rolled to the match victory by triumphing in the other five singles contests: Gunning over Fernstrum at #1 (6-0, 6-4), Brenda Poulakidas against Bassett at #3 (6-2, 6-1), Daniela Poulakidas over Rios at #4 (6-0, 6-0), Bettermann against Maiden at #5 (6-1, 6-0), and Franka Keil over Maddie Morrell at #6 (6-1, 6-0).

Up Next: Roanoke will continue conference play with a 4 p.m. home contest against Ferrum on Tuesday.