Women?s Tennis Concludes Regular Season with Win
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - The Georgia Southern Women's Tennis team (9-10, 3-7 SoCon) swept through doubles and won five of the six matches in singles play for a 6-1 victory over Western Carolina (2-12, 1-7 SoCon) Sunday, April 10th. The Eagles closed out the regular season with a win and extend their record to 23-0 all-time against the Catamounts dating back to the first meeting in 1992.
Georgia Southern breezed through doubles to gain a one-point advantage heading into singles action. At No. 3, Melanie Rolle (Gainesville, Fla.) and Natalie Maffett (Rome, Ga.) won by default while Ali Beavers (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Ashley Hungerford (Clearwater, Fla.) blanked the Catamounts No. 2 doubles pair 8-0 to clinch the point. The number-one seed of Paola Garrido (Vigo, Spain) and Caitlin Kitchen (Kennesaw, Ga.) downed Ainhoa Iglesias Diaz and Karen Jiménez 8-1 for the sweep.
The momentum stayed with the Eagles as the team won the first three matches to clinch the victory. At No. 5, Hungerford won in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 to secure the match for the Eagles fourth point. Alessandra Dzuba (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) won her match on court six by default while Beavers was up 1-0 at No. 2 singles before her opponent had to leave the match.
Garrido cruised to a win at the top of the lineup, downing Izabella Glinska 6-0, 6-2 on court one. Playing at number-three singles, Rolle took the first set, 6-1, before falling in the second set, 7-5. The senior battled back in the tiebreak set to win 10-2.
Georgia Southern next competes at the Southern Conference Championship beginning on Wednesday, April 20th. Chattanooga plays host to the 2011 Championship at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Georgia Southern 6, Western Carolina 1
April 10, 2011 at Cullowhee, N.C.
Catamount Athletic Complex
1. Paola Garrido (GSU) def. Izabella Glinska (WCU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Ali Beavers (GSU) def. Carolina Lainez (WCU), 1-0, retired
3. Melanie Rolle (GSU) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU) 6-1, 5-7, 10-2
4. Karen Jiménez (WCU) def. Natalie Maffett (GSU) 7-6, 2-0, retired
5. Ashley Hungerford (GSU) def. Katie Barry (WCU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Alessandra Dzuba (GSU) def. No player (WCU), by default
Order of finish: 6,2,5,1,4,3
1. Paola Garrido/Caitlin Kitchen (GSU) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz/Karen Jiménez (WCU) 8-1
2. Ali Beavers/Ashley Hungerford (GSU) def. Izabella Glinska/Katie Barry (WCU) 8-0
3. Melanie Rolle/Natalie Maffett (GSU) def. No player/No player (WCU), by default
Order of finish: 3,2,1
- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Sunday, 10 April 2011 19:22