Women's Tennis Falls at Furman
GREENVILLE, S.C. The Georgia Southern women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision at No. 71 Furman on Sunday afternoon, as the Paladins ended GSU’s four-match winning streak in Greenville at the Mickel Tennis Center.
The Eagles (7-5, 1-1 SoCon) lost the doubles point as Furman claimed the early advantage. Furman’s (8-4, 2-0 SoCon) tandem of Lauren Osborne and Christina Swindall topped GSU’s freshmen tandem of Ali Beavers (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Melanie Rolle (Gainesville, Fla.) 8-5 at the No. 2 position. The loss snapped the freshmen’s nine-match dual streak. Jessica Preeg and Lauren Tomory defeated Emma Knight (Duluth, Ga.) and Jessica Matlosz (Alpharetta, Ga.) by an 8-4 decision ending their unbeaten streak. Knight and Matlosz fall to 6-1 on the season.
In singles action, Molly Maddox (Rome, Ga.) ousted Preeg in straight sets 7-5, 6-2 from the No. 4 slot. Sophomore Kristi Kegerreis (Fairfax, Va.) fell 6-2, 6-2 against Lauren Goioia from the No. 1 position. Goioia is currently ranked 93rd nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
“We played well,” said GSU head coach Amy Bonner. “Furman’s a tough team, but we played well and fought hard. We’re looking forward to our match tomorrow against Wofford.”
GSU is back in action tomorrow as they travel to Spartanburg, S.C. to face off against Wofford. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
- Goioia/Manojlovic (FU) d. Caforio/Kegerreis (GSU) 8-1
- Osborne/Swindall (FU) d. Beavers/Rolle (GSU) 8-5
- Preeg/Tomory (FU) d. Knight/Matlosz (GSU) 8-4
- Laura Goioia (FU) d. Kristi Kegerreis (GSU) 6-2, 6-2
- Monica Arguello (FU) d. Melanie Rolle (GSU) 6-3, 6-1
- Lauren Osborne (FU) d. Ali Beavers (GSU) 6-0, 6-0
- Molly Maddox (GSU) d. Jessica Preeg (FU) 7-5, 6-2
- Lauren Tomory (FU) d. Emma Knight (GSU) 6-1, 6-0
- Natasa Manojlovic (FU) d. Jessica Fuller (GSU) 6-0, 6-4
- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Sunday, 09 March 2008 00:06