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Sweet Briar College Men | Women

Division:NCAA - Div. III
Location:Sweet Briar, VA
Head Coach:Dustin Hale
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Rural community
Student Population:Less than 2,500
Top Div. III Classes: #22 in 2013, #24 in 2010

Conference Highlights
13-14 Season: First-year player Caitlin Delmas (Asheville,NC) selected to All-ODAC team, 2nd team, first singles.

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
Check here for highlights! http://www.vixenathletics.com/sports/wten/index

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
Tournament Highlights
Fall 2014: Caitlin Delmas (Asheville, NC) and AJ Lukanuski (Midlothian, VA) have strong performances at ITA Regional Tournament and Methodist Invitational. http://www.vixenathletics.com/sports/wten/index

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.
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