Women's Tennis Records Shutout Over Hampton
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern Women's Tennis team (2-0) shutout Hampton (1-2) with a 7-0 win at the Hanner Tennis Complex on Sunday, February 13th. The early-morning win marks the first time the Eagles competed at all six singles and three doubles spots.
Senior Ali Beavers (Kingsport, Tenn.) started the Eagles off with a quick win in straight sets over Hampton's Barenese Myers 6-0, 6-1 at number-two singles. Head Coach Amy Bonner complimented the Eagle senior in an interview after the match.
"It's great to see a senior in her final year start out with such a great match today and two great matches so far this season," said Bonner. "She is someone we can always count on for leadership on and off the court and she really played well today in both singles and doubles. She is a class act."
At number-one singles, Paola Garrido (Vigo, Spain) topped Tabita Daoli in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, after Alessanra Dzuba (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) defeated Renee Henry 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 6. seed. Sophomore Allison Beeler (Alpharetta, Ga) had a close first set with Hampton's Danielle Butler in the fifth singles spot, but came out strong in the second for a 7-5, 6-1 win.
Ashley Hungerford, a senior from Clearwater, Fla., recorded her second dual match win of the season with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Maria Ycaza at number-three singles. Senior Melanie Rolle (Gainesville, Fla.) completed the Eagles' scoring at No. 4 singles with a 6-3, 6-3 duplicate set triumph over Calisia Reid.
"We fought hard and never let up," Bonner said. "I'm just really proud of them today," Bonner said.
The Eagles claimed the doubles point as Garrido and Beavers teamed up at No. 1 doubles for the 8-1 win over the Lady Pirates' Myers and Daolio. Hungerford (Clearwater, Fla.) and Mimi Bollaci (Atlanta, Ga.) defeated Calisia Reid and Maria Ycaza at the number-two seed, 8-3. Rolle and Taylor Jones (Warner Robins, Ga.) beat Henry and Butler, 8-3 for the Eagles.
Georgia Southern will hit the road to play three teams in the Atlanta-area next weekend with Kennesaw State and Savannah State on deck for Saturday, February 19th and Georgia State the following day. The Eagles play five matches on the road before a return home for non-conference play March 9th and 10th against Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson, respectively.
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Georgia Southern 7, Hampton 0
Hanner Tennis Complex
1. Paola Garrido (GS) def. Tabita Daolio (Hampton) 6-1, 6-1
2. Ali Beavers (GS) def. Barenese Myers (Hampton) 6-0, 6-1
3. Ashley Hungerford (GS) def. Maria Ycaza (Hampton) 6-2, 6-0
4. Melanie Rolle (GS) def. Calisia Reid (Hampton) 6-3, 6-3
5. Allison Beeler (GS) def. Danielle Butler (Hampton) 7-5, 6-1
6. Alessandra Dzuba (GS) def. Renee Henry (Hampton) 6-3, 6-0
Order of finish: 2,6,1,5,3,4
1. Paola Garrido/Ali Beavers (GSU) def. Barenese Myers/Tabita Daolio (Hampton) 8-1
2. Ashley Hungerford/Mimi Bollaci (GSU) def. Calisia Reid/Maria Ycaza (Hampton) 8-3
3. Melanie Rolle/Taylor Jones (GSU) def. Renee Henry/Danielle Butler (Hampton) 8-3
Order of finish: 1,3,2
- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Sunday, 13 February 2011 20:04