Two in A Row For Hollins

Htet Myat San (left) celebrated her "Senior Day" with a doubles win with her partner, Jhovanna Salmeron
Htet Myat San (left) celebrated her "Senior Day" with a doubles win with her partner, Jhovanna Salmeron

Roanoke, VA - The Hollins tennis team played her arch rivals from Sweet Briar College on Wednesday afternoon. Hollins was in search of a second consecutive victory against Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) competition after winning against Virginia Wesleyan over the weekend. A win over the Vixens would move Hollins closer to the eight seed and a spot in the 2017 ODAC Tennis Championship Tournament.

Prior to the start of the match, the Hollins community took a moment to honor senior Htet Myat San for her four years as a member of the tennis family. After the celebration, San and her doubles partner Jhovanna Salmeron set the tone with an 8-4 win at the top spot. Kateri Johnson and Casey Mahan made quick work of their opponents at #3 and the duo of Amelia Verkerk and Sarah Jordan Snoddy gave Hollins a clean sweep of the doubles matches.

In singles play, The visitors from Sweet Briar got back in the match with wins at #1 and #2 to close the gap. However, Snoddy, fresh off a big come from behind win on Saturday, won her second match in as many tries with a comfortable win at #6. Johnson followed suit at #5 giving Hollins the match. 

San made her senior day a memorable one with a comeback win at #4 singles. San fell, 1-6, to Des'rae Davis in the opener. Htet then proceeded to win 6-2 and force a 10 point tie breaker. In the deciding set, San scored 10 straight points to pick up the win and give her 35 victories (singles and doubles) for her career.

Hollins will look to win three matches in a row for the first time this season tomorrow afternoon. Hollins will play host to Trinity Washington University in their final home event of the 2017 campaign.