Warriors Conquer Valkyries

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Spartanburg, SC – Southern Wesleyan takes down the Converse Valkyries on Saturday afternoon in a 7-2 final.


Match Vitals

Final: Southern Wesleyan 7, Converse 2

Records: Southern Wesleyan (4-6 / CC 1-2) Converse (5-6 / CC 2-2)


Coach Thompson says…

"Our women's tennis team won a great match today against a tough opponent.  They represented themselves and this university with class.  They also competed and fought through adversity.  I am proud of these girls!"


How It Happened

Southern Wesleyan took two out of three in doubles action on Saturday afternoon.  Playing in the one hole, Alexia Rodriguez and Jennifer Ball won their match 8-2.  Kristi Cooper and Chyna Jones followed with an 8-6 victory in their match versus Schlesener and Parrott.

The Warriors went on to win five of the six singles matches of the afternoon.  Alexia Rodriguez and Jennifer Ball each took their singles matches to three sets.  However, both won.  Rodriguez won 6-2, 4-6 and 10-5, while Ball won hers in 6-0, 7-6, and 10-5 finals.  Kristi Cooper won her singles match in 6-1 and 6-3 set victories.  Schlesener challenged Chyna Jones in each of her sets, however Jones won 7-5 and 7-5.  Jessica Sparks won her sets in a 6-0 and 6-1 final.


What's Next

Southern Wesleyan will return home on March 23 as they take on the Lees-McRae Bobcats.  They will remain at home on March 24 as they take on the King Tornado.