Natalie Maffett - 2012
SENIOR: Fall - Partnered with Jordana Klein at the Auburn Invitational and fell 8-9 in the finals to Houston's Celia Fraser and Liselot Koenen…Reached the singles finals at the Auburn Invitational as well…Paired with Jordana Klein at the KSU Classic and went undefeated in doubles for the tournament. …Won her flight at the Augusta Challenge defeating players from Virginia Tech and Wofford….Paired with Stephanie Woods at the Augusta Challenge to win the B Flight in doubles.
JUNIOR: Started 13 singles contests in her junior year…Competed primarily at the No. 6 position but also saw action at No. 4 and 5…Notched her first victory of the season in conference action over Samford’s Emily Mallory, 6-1, 3-6, 11-9…Scored her second third-set match tiebreaker victory of the season over UNC Greensboro’s Devon Sutherland, 6-3, 3-6, 10-7…Defeated Davidson’s Frizzi Bschorer in the regular season, 6-4, 6-1, and in the first round of the SoCon Championship, 6-3, 6-0…The win clinched the match victory for the Eagles, sending them into the SoCon quarterfinals for the second-consecutive season and sixth in the eight-year tenure of Head Coach Amy Bonner…Also started in 14 doubles contests, primarily at the No. 1 position…Won non-conference matches with partner Alexis Prickett against Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian College, and Florida A&M…Clinched the doubles point for the team and scored her first SoCon doubles victory of the season with Mimi Bollaci against Appalachian State, 9-7…Mainly partnered with Prickett but also teamed with Bollaci and Caitlin Kitchen…Missed a month’s time due to injury.
SOPHOMORE: Competed mainly at the four singles position, but also saw action as the No. 3 seed...Won four of her first six matches of the season...Defeated Florida Gulf Coast's Bibiana Almeida in straight sets to notch her first victory...Also defeated non-conference opponent Maria Gomez of Florida A&M...Posted conference wins over Davidson's Romina Clemente and Appalachian State's Jessica Thaggard...Posted a 4-6 record in doubles action at the two and three positions, primarily partnering with Melanie Rolle...Also partnered with Mimi Bollaci and Ali Beavers...Recorded victories over Florida A&M and conference foes Davidson, Appalachian State, and Elon.
FRESHMAN: Competed mainly at the two seed and went 3-3 at the three position...Was 2-3 in conference singles play at No. 3...Won matches over Wofford's Guinn Garcia, Appalachian State's Olivia Stannard and Mercer's Amalia Bugge...Three-set win over Bugge clinched the match for Georgia Southern...Paired with Ali Beavers at the No. 1 doubles seed to go 5-7...Competed in the Brevard Mountain Invitational and UNF Invite...Picked up a victory over IU's Maria Guerreiro... Paired with Ali Beavers and Kristi Kegerreis in doubles action...With Kegerreis, the duo gathered a win in the opening round of the Brevard Mountain Invite over Gardner-Webb.
PREP: Helped lead the Darlington High School tennis team to a State Championship her freshman year...Team succeeded with a 20-2 record with an 18-4 record her sophomore year and 14-3 mark her junior year...Was named MVP and earned the Scholar Award her senior campaign...Also competed in softball and swimming...Member of the Honors Society.
PERSONAL: Born December 28, 1990 in La Jolla, Calif....Daughter of Lance and Patti Maffett...Majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Spanish.