ASHLAND, Va. – The Randolph-Macon women's team were defeated for the first time this season by #14 regionally ranked Centre 7-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Banks Tennis Center. R-MC goes to 6-1 for the season, while the Colonels improve to 4-4.
In doubles, R-MC were edged by the Colonels 2-1. Picking up the point for R-MC was the senior pair of Melissa Tomlin (Prince George, Va./ Prince George) and Molly Jesseman (Williamsburg, Va./ Warhill). They won their match 8-6 at the number two doubles spot against Emily Zelichenok and Zena Maddux of Centre.
In singles, R-MC lost by a score of 5-1. Winning for R-MC was freshman Landon Aud (Fishersville, Va./ Wilson Memorial) at the number six singles spot. Aud played a close match with Zena Maddux. Aud lost the fist set 6-4, but would dominate the second set by a score of 6-1. She would then claim the point, beating Maddux 10-4 in the third set tiebreaker.
Another close match for R-MC at singles was senior Toni McDonald (Richmond, Va./ Varina), who played number five. She lost to Courtney DeLong 6-3, 6-4.
R-MC will be back on the courts tomorrow for a road match against Averett at 3 p.m.
Centre 7, Randolph-Macon 2
1. Neha Rao (CENTRE-W) def. Caitlin Delmas (RMCW) 6-2, 6-3
2. Aliza Williams (CENTRE-W) def. Melissa Tomlin (RMCW) 6-0, 6-3
3. Abigail Kent (CENTRE-W) def. Kristin Dantzler (RMCW) 6-2, 6-3
4. Emily Zelichenok (CENTRE-W) def. Molly Jesseman (RMCW) 6-1, 6-3
5. Courtney DeLong (CENTRE-W) def. Toni McDonald (RMCW) 6-3, 6-4
6. Landon Aud (RMCW) def. Zena Maddux (CENTRE-W) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0