Women's Tennis Falls in Close Match at Wofford, 5-2
SPARTANBURG, S.C. The Georgia Southern women’s tennis team dropped a close battle on Monday afternoon, as the Terriers of Wofford hung on to claim a 5-2 victory over the Eagles at the Reeves Tennis Center in Spartanburg.
GSU (7-6, 1-2 SoCon) was successful from the No. 2 doubles position, but Wofford claimed the doubles point taking victories from the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds. The freshmen tandem of Ali Beavers (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Melanie Rolle (Gainesville, Fla.) earned their 10th victory of the season dropping Adriane Hodges and Cayley Wetzig by an 8-5 decision.
In singles action, Georgia Southern gave Wofford all they could handle, but fell short in the end. Wofford (9-1, 2-0 SoCon) claimed the match taking four victories in singles. Four of the six matches were decided in three sets. Beavers notched her second victory of the day from the No. 3 position ousting Sabrina Smyers in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Molly Maddox (Rome, Ga.) used three sets to take down Cayley Wetzig from the No. 4 seed by a final of 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
The Eagles are back on the hard-courts Saturday, March 15, as they play host to conference foe UNC Greensboro. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
No. 1 Merry Ellen Henry (WOF) def. Kristi Kegerreis (GSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Adriane Hodges (WOF) def. Melanie Rolle (GSU) 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-2
No. 3 Ali Beavers (GSU) def. Sabrina Smyers (WOF) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Molly Maddox (GSU) def. Cayley Wetzig (WOF) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
No. 5 Hayley Baird (WOF) def. Jessica Fuller (GSU) 7-6(7), 6-2
No. 6 Sonia Anand (WOF) def. Emma Knight (GSU) 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-1
No. 1 Henry/Laura Lynn Williams (WOF) def. Kegerreis/Christine Caforio (GSU) 8-4
No. 2 Rolle/Beavers (GSU) def. Hodges/Wetzig (WOF) 8-5
No. 3 Baird/Anand (WOF) def. Knight/Jessica Matlosz (GSU) 8-2
- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Monday, 10 March 2008 00:26