Women’s tennis falls to Furman

Macy Holloway

The women’s tennis team dropped the ball during their second to last conference match of the season, luckily they will have another shot at improving their record as their last match against Wofford University has been postponed until April 10.

As Georgia Southern University’s women’s tennis team stepped out onto the sunny courts at the Hanner Tennis Complex this past Saturday, surely they seemed prepared to dominate. However, most unfortunately for the Eagles, they were only able to secure one win against the Furman University Paladins.

The Eagles’ sole victory was ensured by freshman Giulia Riepe as she faced off against Furman junior Kelly Sullivan; it wasn’t a particularly close match, Riepe secured a swift 6-3, 6-1 win.

The Paladins were able to secure the double point with close victories in each of the three doubles matches. FU does happen to be the leading team in the SoCon Women’s Tennis rankings with a 7-1 record at this point so it was going to be a tough match for the Eagles from the beginning.

“I feel like we started off really strong in doubles, getting them into a tie breaker. Of course we all had our moments in singles but I know the team gave 100 percent effort and even if the scores didn’t reflect it, we know we’re on the same level of play,” Jordana Klein, junior, said.

Fortunately for the Eagles, they have one remaining match to redeem themselves before entering into the Southern Conference Tournament on April 16.

The 3-5 Eagles will face-off against the 1-7 WU Terriers on Thursday, and if their record is any reflection of how they’ve been playing recently, GSU will definitely assure one last victory before the end of their regular season.

Klein said, “Of course we’re all really looking forward to our senior day and the Championships coming up, as long as we get through the first round we should be okay and really we’re all just hoping to become SoCon Champions.”