Women’s tennis splits final weekend of regular season play, finishes 12-12 overall

Kaitlin Sells

The Georgia Southern women’s tennis team split their last weekend of regular season play, going 1-1 on the weekend and finishing the season 12-12 overall.

University of South Alabama (L, 2-4)

The Eagles competed first against the USA Jaguars on Saturday, April 13, and fell 2-4- allowing USA to extend their winning streak to four while moving to a 19-3 overall record. After their win, the Jaguars sit at number two in the conference with their 8-1 Sun Belt record, right behind a 9-1 Appalachian State.

While Eagles first came out strong against USA and took the doubles point, the Jaguars answered on the singles court by collecting four wins and taking the match over GS.

Freshman Luisa Hrda was the lone Eagle to win her match on the singles court and achieving a point of GS- collecting her 12th straight win over Milka Pasanen, 6-3, 6-4.

Troy (W, 4-3)

On Sunday, April 14, Eagles were able to break their three game losing streak as they downed the Trojans in their second contest on the weekend. Even with the win over Troy, the Trojans still sit ahead of the Eagles in Sun Belt standings, as Troy sits tied for sixth while GS trails in seventh.

Coming off their loss to USA, the Eagles came out slow, losing the doubles point early on as only one Eagle doubles team- consisting of senior Emilia Bujan and junior Arianne De Winter- came out triumphant, 6-2.

While losing the doubles point, the Eagles fought on the singles court- collecting four wins and allowing GS to take the match.

Standout Hrda won her 13th straight singles match with ease as she topped Celia Estevan 6-4, 6-2.

After the weekend the Eagles finished out regular season play with an overall record of 12-12 as well as a conference record of 4-6. GS currently holds the seventh place spot in Sun Belt standings as they prepare to travel to Peachtree City, Georgia Thursday through Saturday to compete in the 2019 Sun Belt Championships.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.