LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Guilford College earned two of the three doubles points and that proved to be the difference as the Randolph College women's tennis fell to the Quakers 5-4 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tennis action Saturday afternoon.
All three doubles matches all came down to the end, as Guilford earned No. 1 doubles 8-5. Randolph evened the match at one as Dina Velazco (Barquisimeto, Venezuela / Colegio Las Fuertes) and Anna Culpepper (Midlothian, Va./Midlothian) chalked up a 9-8 (4) win at No. 2 pairs. Sophomore Danielle Lewis (Kingston, Jamaica/Immaculate Conception) and Emmalyn Snead (Fredericksburg, Va./James Monroe) also had a nailbiter, dropping their match 8-6.
This forced the WildCats to have to win four of the six matches, which they nearly did. Velazco won a thrilling three-setter at No. 1 singles, chalking up a 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7) win. Patricia Verdezoto (Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador/Bilingue Interamericano) continued her hot play of late, winning all 12 games for a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles. In the No. 4 spot, sophomore Kaitlyn Kolster (Powhatan, Va./Powhatan) earned her team-leading 10th win of the year with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph. GC was able though to win the rest of the individual flights in straight sets to take the match.
Randolph will finish its regular season Sunday afternoon at Shenandoah University at 1 p.m. as it tries to get to 10 overall wins on the campaign.