AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Georgia Southwestern State University women's tennis team continued its historic start to the 2019 season with its fifth consecutive win, a 5-2 victory over Reinhardt University on Wednesday afternoon at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex. The undefeated Lady Hurricanes are off to their best start in school history since joining the NCAA ranks in 2007. Hannah Hogg and Maria Taboada led GSW with wins in both singles and doubles competition.
On the men's side, the Hurricanes suffered a 7-0 loss to a Reinhardt squad that entered the spring ranked No. 5 in the country in NAIA.
Both teams travel to Tuskegee University on Friday for noon matches.
GSW WOMEN 5, REINHARDT 2
GSW split the doubles matches played at No. 1 and No. 2 and earned the team point with a default at No. 3. Taboada and Celia del Castillo secured the doubles point with a 6-2 win over Angie Laparol and Albane Queinnec at No. 2.
Taboada went on to defeat Laparol at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-3. It took three sets for Queinnec to hand Sophia Winters her first singles loss of the spring, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Charli Allen defeated Taylor Nelson at No. 5, 6-4, 6-1, and Hogg picked up a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 1.
GSW MEN 0, REINHARDT 7
The Hurricanes lone win of the day came in doubles competition where Beau Millwood and Nacho Garcia de Sola won in a tiebreaker at No. 2, 7-6 (7-5), over Myrohn Miranda and Bruno Juarez. The No. 3 GSW team of Matthew Limyadi and Kyle Eason fell just shy of getting the Hurricanes a team point as they suffered a 7-5 loss at No. 3.
Millwood had the closest singles match of the afternoon as he forced a decisive 10-point tiebreaker against Juarez at No. 4, but lost 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6).