Georgia Southern Caps Off 6-1 Victory Over Chattanooga
STATESBORO, GA The Georgia Southern women’s tennis team improved its win-streak over Chattanooga to seven consecutive matches Saturday afternoon (April 4) with a 6-1 Southern Conference win at the Hanner Tennis Complex. The Eagles recorded the win with the doubles point and five singles victories, improving their overall dual record to 12-5 and 6-2 in the SoCon. The Lady Mocs dropped their second straight, falling to 5-12 and 1-6.
Georgia Southern captured the doubles point for the first time in three matches this afternoon with wins at the one and three seeds. Kristi Kegerreis and Ali Beavers walked away with an 8-2 triumph at the top spot first to give the Eagles the doubles advantage. Clinching the team point for Georgia Southern was the tandem of Shea Huxtable and Jessica Fuller at the three seed, recording an 8-4 victory over Shaina Singh and Charlotte Bossy. UTC took the doubles match at the two spot with an 8-7(2) victory.
“This week we worked the whole week on doubles play and it was our goal to win the doubles point in the match to give us momentum in singles. And that’s what happened,” said head coach Amy Bonner. “I’m proud of what we accomplished today and we’re looking forward to Charleston next week.”
In the afternoon singles competition, the Eagles continued dominating the court, clinching the team victory with the first three matches to finish. Senior Huxtable walked away from the six seed with a straight set 6-1 triumph over Lady Moc Brianna Wishing. Huxtable improved to 9-1 competing at the six spot and 7-1 in conference action. Sophomore Beavers now stands at 17-8 overall this season after winning a 6-2, 6-1 contest over Jennemieke van der Veek, pushing the Eagles to within one match of clinching the victory. The Kingsport, Tennessee native boasts an 11-4 mark from the No.2 spot.
Jessica Fuller posted a 6-1, 6-1 straight set win over Annie Green from the No. 5 position, clinching the team victory for Georgia Southern.
Now on an 11-match win streak, sophomore Rolle captured a 6-4, 6-3 decision to improve to a perfect 12-0 from the four spot and 8-0 against conference opponents before the Lady Mocs earned its lone victory at the three seed. With the match score at 5-1, Kegerreis closed out play topping Singh from the No.1 court in a 7-5,6-4 fashion.
Georgia Southern is back in action taking on College of Charleston April 15. First serve is slated for 2:30 p.m. at the Hanner Tennis Complex.
Georgia Southern 6, Chattanooga 1
1. Kristi Kegerreis/Ali Beavers (GSU) d. Emily Hangstefer/Grace Robinette (UTC) 8-2
2. Jennemieke van der Veek/Annie Green (UTC) d. Melanie Rolle/Christine Caforio (GSU) 8-7(2)
3. Shea Huxtable/Jessica Fuller (GSU) d. Shaina Singh/Charlotte Bossy (UTC) 8-4 *
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
*Clinched the doubles point
1. Kristi Kegerreis (GSU) d. Shaina Singh (UTC) 7-5, 6-4
2. Ali Beavers (GSU) d. Jennemieke van der Veek (UTC) 6-2, 6-1
3. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) d. Molly Maddox (GSU) 7-5, 6-3
4. Melanie Rolle (GSU) d. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) 6-4, 6-3
5. Jessica Fuller (GSU) d. Annie Green (UTC) 6-1, 6-1 *
6. Shea Huxtable (GSU) d. Brianna Wishing (UTC) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 2, 5, 4, 3, 1
*Clinched the match
- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Saturday, 04 April 2009 00:15