The Sports Brief

Thomas Jilk

Here’s what you may have missed while baseball, football or softball had your attention.


The Georgia Southern women’s tennis team split its two weekend road matches, beating Jackson State, 4-3, and falling to conference foe Louisiana-Monroe, 0-7. The Eagles will face College of Charleston on April 12 at home.

The men’s squad lost to nationally-ranked Georgia State on Friday but won its remaining two matches of the weekend. The Eagles beat UNC-Greensboro, 4-2, on Saturday. They beat Appalachian State on Sunday, capturing Southern’s first conference win in four attempts thus far. The final regular season will be at home on April 15 against Sun Belt opponent Coastal Carolina.

Both the men’s and women’s Sun Belt Tournaments for tennis will run from April 20 through April 23 in New Orleans.

Track and Field

The Eagles track and field team competed at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Florida this past weekend. GS junior Bailey Willett finished an impressive 24th in the 800 meter women’s race. Senior distance runner Ashton Lord recorded a top-50 finish in the 5000 meter event, and sophomore sprinter Desiree Blunt cracked the top 50 in the 200 meters.

Willett is currently ranked second in the Sun Belt in the 800 meter event, and Lord sits in 10th in the same event.

The Track and Field team will compete next in the North Florida Invite in Jacksonville, Florida on April 8.

Upcoming Home Sporting Events

Baseball vs. Savannah State: Tuesday, April 4, J.I. Clements Stadium

Softball vs. Coastal Carolina: Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, Eagle Field

Women’s tennis vs. CofC: Wednesday, April 12, Wallis Tennis Center

Men’s tennis vs. Coastal Carolina: Saturday, April 15, Wallis Tennis Center