Two In A Row For Hollins

Action photo of tennis player Kateri Johnson hitting a shot from the baseline
Kateri Johnson won at #3 doubles and #3 singles against Juniata

Hilton Head Island, SC - The Hollins, Spring Break, road trip continued on Monday afternoon. After a big storm moved through Hilton Head Island, the Green and Gold had to wait an hour and a half to begin their match against Juniata College. Hollins looked to start the seven day, four match, trip with consecutive wins for the first time this season.

The Eagles would take an early advantage with a win at #1 doubles. However, Hollins seemed to be in firm control of the other pair of doubles matches and when Kateri Johnson and Liz Rochow finished off their opponents, 8-3, the match was tied. Juniata battled back from a 2-5 deficit to tie the #2 match at 5-5. Hollins would have a chance to close out her opponents but the Eagles tandem tied the match at 8-8 and forced a tie-breaker. Amelia Verkerk and Sarah Jordan Snoddy seized control early and cruised to a 7-2 tie-breaking win to put Hollins up 2-1 after the doubles matches. 

Lauren Lucas won in straight sets at #1 singles to once again dead lock the match at 2-2. Hollins would re-take the lead when Olivia Dannon won her third consecutive individual match with a 6-4 and 6-0 victory. Dannon broke her opponent each of her eight service games in evening her season mark. At #2 singles, Verkerk took the first set before finding herself down 2-3 in the second. The senior would rattle off four straight games to put Hollins within a single point of taking the match. Snoddy won her first frame 6-3 before falling 1-6 and forcing a 10 point tie-breaker. Snoddy raced out to a 7-2 advantage before Kelley Appow mounted a rally to pull within 7-6 before Snoddy put her away, 10-7, to give Hollins the match. Minutes later, Johnson made the final score 6-3 with a straight sets win, 6-2 and 6-2.

Hollins will look to run her win stream to three when the challenge the College of Wooster tomorrow morning at 9:00am.