SPARTANBURG, S.C.- The Wofford women’s tennis team was downed by the visiting Eagles of Georgia Southern 6-1 on Monday morning at the Reeves Tennis Center in Spartanburg, S.C. The Terriers took the doubles point but the Eagles responded by taking all six singles matches.
Coming out of the gate, the Terriers (2-10, 1-4 SoCon) were able to sweep all three doubles matches for the first time this season to earn the doubles point and the all important 1-0 lead heading into singles play. On court No. 2, Sabrina Smyers and Haley Baird took down the Eagle duo of Melanie Rolle and Christine Caforio 8-4. Cayley Wetzig and Ashley Lawrence clinched the doubles point as they took down Krisiti Kegerreis and Ali Beavers 8-6 on court No. 1. The Wofford duo of Sonia Anand and Betsy Hauer completed the Terrier sweep as they were able to hold off Shea Huxtable and Jessica Fuller on court No. 3 8-6.
Georgia Southern (11-5, 5-2 SoCon) quickly evened things in singles play at one apiece as Huxtable downed Kristin Demosthenes 6-1, 6-2. The Eagles then went up 2-1 over the Terriers as Rolle downed Anand on court No. 4 as Anand was forced to retire due to injury after she dropped the opening set 6-3 and was down in the second 3-2.
The Lead then went 3-1 in favor of the Eagles as Molly Maddux took down Smyers 6-3, 7-6(5) on court No. 3. Wetzig played a tough match on court No. 1 for the Terriers but was unable to prevail as the Eagles clinched the match with Kegerreis taking down Wetzig 7-6(4), 7-5. Baird also put up as good fight for the Terriers on court No. 2 but dropped a close one in three sets as she was defeated by Beavers 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6). The Eagles then completed the sweep of singles play as Fuller downed Hauer on court No. 5, 7-5, 6-4.
The Terriers return to action Tuesday as they travel to Boone, N.C. to take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a 2 p.m. match.