March 25, 2011

King women’s tennis victorious at Averett, Tornado defeated

DANVILLE, Va. - King College tennis split on Friday with the women winning 5-4 at Averett (Va.) University while the Tornado lost a 6-3 decision.

The match ended late Friday as the contests had to be moved to nearby George Washington High School due to darkness.

The Tornado went to 9-5 after the match while the Lady Tornado improved to 8-7.

King had to rally in the women's match after losing two of the three doubles contests. The lone victory came from the No. 2 duo of Virginie Brioschi (Geneva, Switzerland) and Eden Sherrod (Kingston, Tenn.) 8-1.

Brioschi then won at No. 1 singles in three sets, 5-7, 6-3 and 10-6 while Sherrod won the No. 4 singles' point 6-2 and 6-1. In between Karissa King (Rockwood, Tenn.) and Sarah Anderson (Bristol, Tenn.) were winners at No.2 and No. 3, respectively, in straight sets.

On the men's side, King lost the three doubles' points, but Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) won his No. 1 match 6-3, 1-6 and 10-5. Patrick Jones (Bristol, Tenn.) and Eiki Magnusson (Reykjavick, Iceland) added points at No. 4 and No. 6 singles.

King welcomes Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University for a Tuesday match at 2 p.m.

King (Tenn.) 5, Averett University 4

Mar 25, 2011 at Danville, Va.

Singles competition

1. Virgnie Brioschi (KING) def. HEIKKINEN, Johanna (AUW) 5-7, 6-3, 10-6

2. Karissa King (KING) def. KILPI, Ilona (AUW) 6-2, 6-2

3. Sarah Anderson (KING) def. WEYNER, Erika (AUW) 6-1, 6-1

4. Eden Sherrod (KING) def. RINDESTEDT, Annika (AUW) 6-2, 6-1

5. DONAHUE, Tara (AUW) def. Kelsey Copeland (KING) 6-3, 6-2

6. CHEROCHAK, Justine (AUW) def. No player (KING), by default

Doubles competition

1. HEIKKINEN, Johanna/KILPI, Ilona (AUW) def. Sarah Anderson/Karissa King (KING) 8-2

2. Virgnie Brioschi/Eden Sherrod (KING) def. WEYNER, Erika/RINDESTEDT, Annika (AUW) 8-1

3. CHEROCHAK, Justine/JOHANSSON, Sandra (AUW) def. No player/No player (KING), by default

Averett University 6, King (Tenn.) 3

Mar 25, 2011 at Danville, Va.

Singles competition

1. Rodrigo Avila (KING) def. ORLOV, Kirill (AUM) 6-3, 1-6, 10-5

2. RUIZ, Xavier (AUM) def. Pablo Vidal (KING) 6-4, 2-6, 10-7

3. LEMBKE, David (AUM) def. Oriol Mirallas (KING) 6-1, 6-1

4. Patrick Jones (KING) def. YASYR, Andrey (AUM) 6-4, 6-1

5. FAIDUTTI, Bruno (AUM) def. Seth Hale (KING) 6-3, 3-6, 10-3

6. Eirkur Magnusson (KING) def. EGOROV, Iliya (AUM) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. ORLOV, Kirill/EGOROV, Iliya (AUM) def. Patrick Jones/Rodrigo Avila (KING) 8-2

2. LEMBKE, David/YASYR, Andrey (AUM) def. Oriol Mirallas/Pablo Vidal (KING) 8-3

3. RUIZ, Xavier/FAIDUTTI, Bruno (AUM) def. Seth Hale/Eirkur Magnusson (KING) 8-4