GSU dominates the court vs. Mercer

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Trevor McNaboe

On Sunday, Georgia Southern University’s women’s tennis team (2-3) snapped a three-game skid by defeating the Mercer University Bears (1-3) soundly by a score of 6-1.

The Eagles came out strong winning five out of six singles matches. Junior Paola Garrido won her No. 1 singles match in straight sets by a score of 6-3, 6-3. Freshman Stephanie Woods finished next winning her No. 3 singles match 6-4, 6-1.

The tandem of Garrido and Woods teamed up later in a doubles match and won by a score of 8-6 in No. 1 doubles.

It was a very memorable day for one particular Eagle as she recorded her first victory in both singles and doubles. Freshman Mary Phillip Smith capped off celebrating her birthday with her first career college victory in No. 4 singles by a tally of 7-6, 6-2

To add to the win, Smith teamed up with fellow freshman Francisca Norregaard and won in No. 3 doubles by a score of 8-4 earning her first doubles victory.

Head coach Amy Bonner said in a press release “I’m really proud of the team coming away with the win today after such a tough loss yesterday. The team really came together and worked together to get the doubles point and that really started the momentum of the match.”

GSU will open conference play next Wednesday when it hosts the College of Charleston at 2:30 p.m.