Women?s Tennis Prepares to Host Trio of Matches
STATESBORO, Ga. – The Georgia Southern Women’s Tennis team will host a trio of matches this week when Troy, Appalachian State, and Furman come to Statesboro. Match times are set for 10 a.m. on Thursday and noon on Friday and Sunday.
The Eagles (4-7, 1-2 SoCon) are looking to get back in the win column after last week’s home loss to Campbell and road losses to conference foes Samford and Chattanooga. They hope to start a new winning streak at Hanner Tennis Complex after their modest two-match streak was snapped by the Camels. Paola Garrido (Vigo, Spain) and Caitlin Kitchen (Kennesaw, Ga.) also look to start a new streak after their four-match doubles winning streak to begin the season was snapped in the loss at Chattanooga. Cameron Williams (Norcross, Ga.) did notch the sixth singles win of her freshman campaign against the Lady Mocs. Garrido and Natalie Maffett (Rome, Ga.) added to their singles win totals against Samford, while Alexandra Langmo (Boca Raton, Fla.) did the same against Campbell.
The Eagles will wrap up non-conference play on Thursday against visiting Troy University. The Troy Trojans are 4-6 on the season and are coming off a loss to Charleston Southern on Tuesday. Three of their losses have come to ranked squads: No. 46 Kansas State, No. 7 Georgia and No. 1 Florida. The Eagles are 1-2 all-time against the Trojans, but this will be their first meeting since 2002.
The Mountaineers of Appalachian State are 7-4 on the season. In SoCon play, they have defeated Elon by a 4-3 score and lost to College of Charleston on Sunday, subsequently breaking their four-match winning streak. The Eagles sport an impressive 21-4 all-time record against the Mountaineers including a 7-0 win in last year’s matchup. Garrido and Maffett won in singles and doubles play, while Kitchen and Alessandra Dzuba (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) notched victories in doubles. Maffett’s singles victory helped propel the Eagles to a 4-3 win in 2010’s meeting.
The Furman Paladins will begin their conference season on Sunday. They own a 4-7 record on the season with their last match resulting in a 4-3 win against Loyola Marymount. The Eagles haven’t had quite the same success against the Paladins as they have had against Appalachian State, as their all-time record stands at 5-23 including a 7-0 loss last season.
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- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:24