Spring 2012 ODAC Team Sportsmanship Recipient, an award voted on by all conference teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Fall, 2011 ODAC Individual Tournament: Taylor ('14/Springfield, VA) takes top flight championship; Vixens are finalists in 1,2,5,& 7 singles flights; 1,2 & 4 doubles finals;
Sweet Briar Tennis breaks into Atlantic-South ITA Regional top 20 with a team ranking of 18th;
Players Moriah Burke and Ariel Taylor 13th ranked doubles team in region;
Taylor earns National Singles ranking of #31 at end of first season of competition; 8th in regional singles poll for Atlantic-South Region
*Sweet Briar Tennis Plays in Conference Semifinals--April 2011
*March 15, Hilton Head Island PTR Spring Tennisfest--Sweet Briar starts week with a win, now 5-0 for Spring 2011
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2011 Spring Start: 3-0 in ODAC play for start of season! Check here for stories! http://www.vixenathletics.com/sports/wten/index
2010 Fall: Vixen Tennis Wins Top Two Singles Flights at ODAC Fall Tournament
The Sweet Briar Tennis Vixens completed their 2010 Fall Season today with some impressive performances in both singles and doubles competition in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Fall Individual Tournament held at Hollins University.
Sunday's action started with the singles finals for Flight A and B singles. Both top court players Ariel Holness ('14/Springfield, Va.) and sophomore Moriah Burke, were second seeds in their respective flights behind players from nationally ranked (#9) Washington & Lee University (WLU). Both players took the courts at 9 am, side by side.
Sweet Briar's first-year player Ariel Holness (Springfield, Va.) defeated #1 seed Jen Snyder from Washington & Lee in an upset victory. Play was competitive to say the least. Both Snyder and Holness played aggressively, each occasionally attacking the net to close out points. A variety of spins, power and consistency benefited Holness who won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1 for her first ODAC singles championship.
While Sweet Briar teammates and Holness were enjoying the Flight 1 victory, Burke (pictured left) was on the next court, battling for her win against WLU's Chelsea Mixon. Burke lost the first set, 6-2, was up 4-1 in the second before Mixon marched back to regain the lost service breaks to get back on-serve. Burke maintained control to go to 5-5, served to get a 6-5 lead, and then broke Mixon to take the set 7-5. A match tie-breaker to 10 points was played in lieu of a third set throughout the tournament. Burke gained confidence with each earned point and her team cheering behind her. Burke won the tie-break 10-6 for the tournament victory.
In other Vixen tennis action, Julia Green ('13/Vancouver, Wash.) and first-year player Grace Caskey (Warwick, N.Y.) competed in the consolation rounds of their respective draws. In Flight F, Green advanced and won the consolation finals.
Caskey played in her first conference outing but lost in the consolation semi-final round. Immediately following the singles, the Green and Caskey took to the courts as doubles partners in the second doubles flight. Having lost their first round on Saturday, they advanced in the consolation finals to claim a victory.
2010 Team is having a record-breaking year in Sweet Briar Tennis! Best record in years at (12-3); Virginia Edahl-Moriah Burke most doubles wins in a season with 18
2009 ODAC Individual Tournament: SBC top 3 players receive 2nd seed positions; #1 Doubles team also receives 2nd seed, advance to finals
2009 --Welcomes five incoming first-year players to raise level of team competition and provide team depth
Sweet Briar College hires new head coach Teresa Boylan, August,2008
2008 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Tennis Championship Tournament Host
ODAC Tournament Qualifier 1998-2008
Post Season Highlights
*Taylor earns national ranking of 31; regional ranking of 8th in year-end ITA poll
*Ariel Taylor selected to National Tournament in Claremont, CA-5/9/2011
*Sweet Briar Tennis Breaks into ITA Atlantic South Team Rankings at 18
Fall, 2011 ODAC Individual Tournament: Taylor ('14/Springfield, VA) takes top flight championship; Vixens are finalists in 4 of 7 singles events; 3 of 4 doubles finals;
Sweet Briar Tennis earns end of year ranking of 18th in Atlantic South; Ariel Taylor earns entry to NCAA tournament (Spring, 2011); Taylor ranked 31 in nation, #8 in Atlantic South Region;
SBC's first-year Ariel Taylor earns ITA regional ranking of 20th for fall prelim rankings; Doubles team of Ariel Taylor-Moriah Burke 10th in Atlantic South region
2010 Fall ODAC Individuals, Sweet Briar's Taylor (fka Holness), beats W & L Snyder in Flight 1; Burke beats W & L's Mixson to win Flight 2
2010 Methodist Invitational Results: Burke & Holness Take Doubles Championships
2009 Fall ITA Regionals: #1 SBC Doubles team of Edahl ('10/Charlotte, NC) and Burke ('13/Rockville, MD) reach semifinals of Championship Draw, receive ITA regional ranking of 18th in Atlantic South Region.
2010-11 Season: Ariel Taylor ('14) ODAC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year; Selected to National Tournament, Claremont, CA.
2011: Taylor ranked 8th in ITA/Atlantic South Region for singles; Doubles duo Taylor-Moriah Burke ('13) 13th in region
2009 Season: Virginia Edahl making Sweet Briar College history with 52 career doubles wins and most wins in one season with 19, and most wins with a partner with Moriah Burke with 18 this season; 47 career singles wins (currently in second for career wins); Two-time ODAC Player of the Week this season!
2009 Fall ODAC Individual Doubles team of Edahl-Burke, seeded 2nd, advanced to finals
2009 Fall ODAC Individual Tournament: Edahl, Burke, Maldonado receive 2nd seed positions in respective flights
2009, Fall Season #1 Doubles team of Edahl-Burke receive ITA recognition as top-20 (18th) in Atlantic South Region.
08-09 Team members Ebie Baker, Jessica Draper, and Ellen Reid receive ITA All-Academic recognition
Virginia Edahl ('10/Charlotte, Va.) voted to All-ODAC Second Team #1 Singles Team
#1 Singles and Doubles Player Virginia Edahl selected ODAC Player-of-the-Week 2/23/2008
#2 Singles Player and #1 doubles Krista Maldonado receives ODAC Honor Roll recognition 2/23/2008
Summer 2012: Coach Teresa Boylan selected to coach USTA Mid-Atlantic Girls 18s Intersectional Team in Claremont, CA on 7/29-8/4
ODAC Conference Team Sportsmanship Recipient, 2012 season
Fall 2011: Solid team showing at ODAC conference individual tournament on 10/8-9; coached team players to advance in positions 1,2,5,& 7 singles flights finals;1,2 & 4 in doubles flights finals; victory at first singles (Taylor).
Summer 2011: Coach of the winning Mid-Atlantic Section 16 & Under Team at Southeast Zonals at Winston-Salem, NC. The very talented six boys and six girls from MAS-B took the gold by beating four other teams to get to first place and then defeated the favored Florida team by a score of 11-7 to win the gold medal round for the MAS.
2011 Recap: Coached the Sweet Briar Vixen Tennis Team to an ITA/Atlantic South Regional Team ranking of 18th for 2011 season, with two players individually ranked in Singles and Doubles.
Coached team to a 12-6 overall record for 2011 season that includes a player selection into the DIII National Individual Championships with first-year player Ariel Taylor ('14).
Recipient of ITA/USTA Campus and Community Outreach Award, Mid-Atlantic Section
USTA Involvement in Mid-Atlantic Section (MAS): Zonals Coach, 16-and under at Wake Forest, July, 2009; 2010 Intersectional Coach girls 18's National Mid-Atlantic Team (San Diego, CA); member of MAS Coaches Commission for High Performance Player Development
Director of SBC Beginner Tennis Clinics (taught by SBC Team members);
SBC Tennis will host a Campus Kids Day this Spring
09-10, Selected to MAS Coaches Commission to help grow, develop, and educate for junior tennis competition within section
2009 USTA/MAS Zonal Coach, 16-and-unders, at Wake Forest University
United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) Teaching Professional 15+ years
USTA High Performance Coach
Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach, Cleveland State University, 1996-2001
"Coach of the Year", 2000, Division I Midwest Collegiate Conference (now Horizon Leauge)
Administrator Competition Training Center, NEOTA 2006-2008; Wightman Cup Coach, Zonal Coach
Master's Degree: Exercise Science/Sport Management
Bachelor's Degree: Physical Education-Teaching License K-12, State of Ohio
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