Facebook Twitter Google+ After winning five of its first six matches, Syracuse has dropped its first two in Atlantic Coast Conference play.The 59th-ranked Orange (5-3, 0-2 ACC) couldn’t keep up with No. 7 Virginia (7-2, 1-0) in a 6-1 loss at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.Syracuse began the day by losing the doubles section as their experimental mix-and-match doubles pairings could not capture the point. The pairings had been working as Syracuse had won the doubles point in the past three matches.The team of sophomore Rhiann Newborn and senior Amanda Rodgers fell 8-2 to Virginia’s Danielle Collins and Stephanie Nauta.Virginia cinched the point when senior Breanna Bachini and freshman Nicole Mitchell lost to Maci Epstein and Marie Faure 8-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s top pair, senior Komal Safdar and sophomore Valeria Salazar, trailed UVA’s Cassie Mercer and Skylar Morton 7-5 when officials suspended play.Syracuse had no greater chance in the singles portion of the match as the Cavaliers dominated. Faure beat Mitchell 6-1, 6-1 and Nauta topped Salazar 6-3, 6-3 to push the match to its brink.Virginia completed the push over the hill and captured the win when Collins, the 42nd-rankedsingles player nationally, defeated Rodgers 7-5, 6-3.The lone victory of Syracuse’s came from Bachini as she outlasted Mercer in a marathon match of 3-6, 7-5, 15-13.Newborn (5-2) suffered her second loss of the season as Morton took a crucial third set in a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 match.SU dropped to 2-2 against ranked opponents this season, losing to Virginia and then-No. 7 Alabama while beating then-No. 35 Princeton and then-No. 39 South Florida.Syracuse will play at Notre Dame on Friday in South Bend, Indiana at 3:30 p.m.Compiled by Sam Fortier, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Published on February 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR
CHARLES CITY — A Minnesota man was arrested late last week after a pursuit in Floyd County which led to an officer being taken to the hospital.The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says they attempted to stop a vehicle on State Highway 14 west of Charles City at about 2:49 Thursday morning. They say 32-year-old Bryant Johnston of St. Paul led officers in a pursuit through Charles City, which included Johnston going 56 miles per hour in a 20 mile per hour zone through downtown Charles City. Johnston collided with a Charles City police squad car around North Jackson and Lane streets.After that collision, the officer attempted to apprehend the driver and was dragged by the vehicle Johnston was driving. The officer was taken to the Floyd County Medical Center where he was treated and released.Johnston crashed his vehicle into a snowbank and was arrested. He’s charged with the felony of eluding officers during a motor vehicle stop as well as several serious and aggravated misdemeanors.