Preview: Women’s tennis hits the road to face conference opponents in the Carolinas

Kaitlin Sells

The women’s tennis team is looking to carry their moment from their previous win as they take on two more conference opponents Friday and Sunday.

Georgia Southern (11-9; 3-3)

The Eagles have played an impressive season so far, showing an 11-9 overall record and a 3-3 conference record as well as being on a current win streak of one after topping Texas State.

Overall the Eagles have gone 70-41 in singles matches, totalling them out at a 63.1 winning percentage as well as going 19-14 in singles as a team in conference play. Freshman Luisa Hrdra has been a huge contributor on the singles side for the Eagles, going 14-2 and looking to seal her 11th straight singles win in upcoming play Friday.

GS has had no problems claiming doubles points either, as overall they’ve gone 37-21, showing for a 63.8 percentage. Senior Emilia Bujan and junior Arianne De Winter have proved to be a dynamic duo on the doubles court, going 11-6 overall and being undefeated 4-0 in the conference.

Appalachian State (11-5; 5-1)

The first of the two matches on the road for the Eagles will be facing rival Appalachian State who currently sits at tied for first in the conference.

The Mountaineers collected their first conference loss in their previous match up against UL Monroe, leaving them on a one-loss streak that the Eagles may be able to take advantage of.

Overall App State has gone for 49-41 in singles play, showing for a 54.4 percentage on the court. Heidi Swope will prove to be a threat for the Eagles as the senior has gone 12-3 overall on the courts as well as being 4-1 in conference play.

As far as doubles points go, the Mountaineers have collected 24 wins compared to their 17 losses on the doubles court. Senior Rebecca Morse and senior Jeannez Daniel seem to be the biggest competition as they’ve shown for an overall doubles record of 6-1 on the season and have also been undefeated in conference play, going 4-0.

The match set to take place in Boone, North Carolina is set to start at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Coastal Carolina (11-7; 4-2)

The Eagles will conclude their weekend of road play in the Carolinas facing off against the 11-7 Chanticleers on Sunday.

CCU is currently showing for an overall record of 11-7 and a conference record of 4-2 while being on a two game win streak after claiming impressive wins over both ULM and University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

One the doubles court the Chanticleers have tallied 25 wins and 18 losses, showing for a 58.1 percentage while being 7-6 in doubles in the Sun Belt. The doubles team of junior Maria Khomchenko and senior Viktoija Demcenkova have been on a three-game win streak while collecting an overall record of 3-1, but have yet to compete in conference play- leaving the question of whether or not the Eagles will be seeing the duo on the court.

Singles-wise CCU is 48-32 overall and 16-12 in the conference, showing for an overall 60 percent and a conference percentage of 57.1. Somer Dalla-Bona will prove to be a tough matchup for any of the Eagles as the sophomore from Australia has shown for an impressive 10-2 overall record on the court as well as being undefeated in the conference, being 6-0.

The Eagles will face the Chanticleers Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in Conway, South Carolina.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor,