The Georgia Southwestern tennis teams lost to West Alabama on Friday evening at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex. The women came up a match short for the third time this spring in another 5-4 defeat, while the men stopped play after UWA had secured a 5-2 advantage. On Saturday, the women’s team defeated Clark Atlanta, 7-2, in Albany.
UWA 5, GSW WOMEN 4
The Georgia Southwestern women's tennis team fell to West Alabama, 5-4, in a non-conference matchup at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex on Friday evening.
The Lady Hurricanes fell behind 2-1 after doubles action, and that was the difference, as the two teams split the six singles matches.
Leady Cuellar was the only GSW player to win in doubles and singles play. Cuellar faced her younger sister, Angy, in both matches. She teamed with Lauren Grogan to defeat Angy Cuellar and Brittney Bowden 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. Cuellar went on to top her sister 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.
Mollie McGowan won for GSW at No. 2 singles defeating Emily Garding 7-5, 6-1. Monica Osam was victorious in a marathon match at No. 4 over Brittany Harris 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (3-7), 6-3.
It was the third time in the last five matches that Southwestern has lost 5-4.
GSW WOMEN 7, CLARK ATLANTA 2
The Georgia Southwestern women’s tennis team rebounded from Friday night’s loss to upend Clark Atlanta, 7-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Albany State University tennis courts.
The Lady Hurricanes took a 2-1 lead after doubles action won five of six singles matches to improve their record to 5-11.
Leady Cuellar, Mollie McGowan and Melina Vansant won on both the doubles and singles sides against CAU.
Cuellar teamed with Lauren Grogan to defeat Keva Palmer and Tyranda Starks 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. McGowan and Vansant were victorious at No. 3 with an 8-1 decision over Cydney Reid and Sylvia Carr.
In singles play, Cuellar won at No. 1 against Palmer 6-1, 6-1 to improve her singles record to 10-6 this spring. McGowan defeated Kasey Dawson 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2. Monica Osam was victorious at No. 4 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Sophia Dawson. Vansant cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 over Reid. Katie Adamson held Carr without a game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6.
The Lady ‘Canes travel to Tuskegee on Tuesday (3/23) for a 3 p.m. match.
UWA 5, GSW MEN 2
The Georgia Southwestern men's tennis team fell to West Alabama, 5-2, in a non-conference matchup at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex on Friday evening.
The Hurricanes (3-8) fell behind 2-1 after doubles action and took one of four singles matches before play was called after UWA had secured five points and the win.
Southwestern's lone win in doubles came at No. 1 where Victor Piñones-Haltenhoff and Ryan Bartz defeated Lucas Nunez and Lucas Cruz 8-6.
Piñones-Haltenhoff was the 'Canes only double-winner, picking up a victory at No. 1 singles, defeating Alvaro De Le Torre 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. Sebastian Munoz lost in three sets at No. 4 to James Gardner 1-6, 6-4, 6-2. Rashad Carson lost a first set tiebreaker for the Hurricanes at No. 5, eventually falling 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 to Wade Covington.
Southwestern is back in action on Tuesday (3/23) with a 3 p.m. match at Tuskegee.