BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kayla Ketron and Sarah Anderson highlighted with perfect days against Salem College in the team's 5-3 win over the Spirits. King won three of its top four singles flights and two of three doubles matches. With the win, the Lady Tornado improved to 2-5 overall this season.
King took commanding wins in doubles competition when Karissa King (Rockwood, Tenn.) and Kayla Ketron (Bristol, Tenn.) took the first flight over Kerri Morgan and Angela Reavis in an 8-4 decision. The combination of Eden Sherrod (Kingston, Tenn.) and Sarah Anderson (Bristol, Tenn.) took care of business in an 8-5 win over Amy Allison and Cierra Young.
After holding 2-1 lead after the doubles competition, King took three of their five singles flights before the final top flight match was called due to darkness. King had already clinched the match by a 5-3 tally, so Karissa King's singles flight was left unfinished.
In the Lady Tornado's three wins, no player surrendered more than one set point to their opponent. Sarah Anderson led off the action with a shut out 6-0, 6-0 win over Allison. Kayla Ketron and Eden Sherrod both followed, each earning 6-0, 6-1 wins over Reavis and Weisler, respectively.
With the win, the Lady Tornado improve to 2-5 overall as they move back into regional action on Saturday. They and the men's team will head to Mars Hill for a full day of tennis beginning at 12:00 p.m. and continue with road regional play at Milligan on March 15.
Salem College 3, King College 5
Karissa King (KING) UNFINISHED vs. K. Morgan (SC) – 6-3, 4-4, UNF (daylight)
Sarah Anderson (KING) defeats A. Allison (SC) – 6-0, 6-0
Kayla Ketron (KING) defeats A. Reavis (SC) – 6-0, 6-1
Eden Sherrod (KING) defeats C. Heisler (SC) – 6-0, 6-1
L. Wisen (SC) defeats Kelsey Copeland (KING) – 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
S. Story (SC) defeats NO PLAYER (KING) – default
King/Ketron (KING) defeats Morgan (SC) – 8-4
Sherrod/Anderson (KING) defeats Allison/Young (SC) – 8-5
Heisler/Wisen (SC) defeats Copeland/NO PLAYER – default
Final score: Salem College 3, King College 5