Women's Tennis Wins Big against Wofford
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Georgia Southern Women's Tennis team picked up its first conference victory on Sunday afternoon when they defeated Wofford 6-1. The Eagles won all three doubles matches before taking home wins in five out of six singles matches.
"I am very proud of the way the team competed today," said Head Coach Amy Bonner. "We played well in doubles and never let up. We will be working hard to keep this momentum as we have a busy month with alot of conference matches left to play."
Sophomores Jordana Klein and Alexis Prickett successfully teamed up for a 8-3 win at the number three doubles spot against Emily Przystawski and Mareli Sanchez. Junior Paola Garrido and freshman Stephanie Woods followed quickly thereafter with a 8-3 win of their own on court number one. Senior Natalie Maffett and freshman Mary Phillips Smith rounded up the perfect doubles score with a 8-7 win over Julia Paulson and Lucy Schermerhorn.
The Eagles dropped the first singles match but did not let down and won the other five to claim the overall victory. Maffett finished up a good weekend with a 6-1, 6-2 win on court five against Othilia Lindsqvist to take back the lead. Klein's 6-0, 6-4 win over Audrey Coventry on court two and Phillips Smith' match clinching win against Sanchez at the four spot extended the Eagles' lead to 4-1. Freshman Francesca Norregaard (6-4, 6-3) and Garrido (6-3, 6-4) both added wins to secure the win.
The Eagles take a small break from conference play next Sunday, March 9, when they meet Savannah State in a 2:30 p.m. home match at the Hanner Tennis Complex in Statesboro, Ga.
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1. Paola Garrido (GSUW) def. EVANS, Sarah (WOFW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Jordana Klein (GSUW) def. COVENTRY, Audrey (WOFW) 6-0, 6-4
3. PAULSON, Julia (WOFW) def. Stephanie Woods (GSUW) 6-1, 6-1
4. M. Phillips Smith (GSUW) def. SANCHEZ, Mareli (WOFW) 6-2, 7-5
5. Natalie Maffett (GSUW) def. LINDQVIST, Othilia (WOFW) 6-1, 6-2
6. F. Norregaard (GSUW) def. SCHERMERHORN, Lucy (WOFW) 6-4, 6-3
1. Paola Garrido/Stephanie Woods (GSUW) def. EVANS, Sarah/LINDQVIST, Othilia (WOFW) 8-3
2. Natalie Maffett/M. Phillips Smith (GSUW) def. PAULSON, Julia/SCHERMERHORN, Lucy (WOFW) 8-7
3. Jordana Klein/Alexis Prickett (GSUW) def. PRZYSTAWSKI, Emily/SANCHEZ, Mareli (WOFW) 8-3
- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Sunday, 03 March 2013 16:56