Strong Showings Sums Up Ladies' Weekend

AMERICUS - The Georgia Southwestern women's tennis team played well over the weekend despite dropping three matches, two of which ended in 5-4 scores.

Since joining the NCAA in 2007, the Lady Hurricanes have struggled against Lander and USC Aiken. Heading into the weekend, the Bearcats had tallied a 48-6 match advantage and USCA was only one off the pace at 47-7. Both schools defeated GSW, 9-0, last spring.

On Sunday GSW had its best NCAA-era showing against Lander.

Carly Cangelosi and Victoria Ondo earned the Lady Hurricanes lone victory in doubles with a 9-7 win over Aurelia Ruffat and Tiffany Vanhpraseuth at No. 1.

Cangelosi and Ondo won on the singles side as well for GSW. Cangelosi followed up her performance in doubles with a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 win over Ainhoa Rico Martin at No. 2 singles and Ondo won her second-straight PBC match with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Ruffat at No. 3.

Taylor Jones picked up GSW's final point with her 6-2, 6-1 win over Vanhpraseuth at No. 5. Jones has the highest winning percentage on the squad in singles play this season (.667).

Sunday Results

(Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex)

Lander University 5, Georgia Southwestern 4

 Singles competition
1. Carolina Lainez (LUW) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-1, 7-5
2. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) def. Ainhoa Rico Martin (LUW) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
3. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) def. Aurelia Ruffat (LUW) 6-2, 6-3
4. Cayce Bradley (LUW) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
5. Taylor Jones (GSW-W) def. Tiffany Vanhpraseuth (LUW) 6-2, 6-1
6. Renata Mello (LUW) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)

 Doubles competition
1. Carly Cangelosi/Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) def. Aurelia Ruffat/Tiffany Vanhpraseuth (LUW) 9-7
2. Carolina Lainez/Cayce Bradley (LUW) def. Taylor Jones/Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 8-3
3. Ainhoa Rico Martin/Renata Mello (LUW) def. Ginny Jones/Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 8-3

Match Notes:
Lander University 4-3, 2-3 PBC
Georgia Southwestern 4-6, 0-4 PBC

Saturday Results

(Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex)

USC Aiken 5, Georgia Southwestern 4

The Lady Hurricanes moved into Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday when they hosted USC Aiken.

GSW opened the afternoon with wins in two of three doubles matches. Taylor Jones and Kalie Douberly defeated Franziska Regel and Giovanna Ramos, 8-3, at No. 2. Ginny Jones and Mollie McGowan won 8-5 at No. 3 over Julia Arruda and Caitlyn Lawrence.

USCA took four of six singles matches to earn the come-from-behind win.

Ondo won at No. 3 over Shauna Williams 6-4, 6-3. Taylor Jone was victorious at No. 5 over Julia Arruda 6-1, 6-1.

 Singles competition
1. Margot Simon (USCAW) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-2
2. Giovanna Ramos (USCAW) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
3. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) def. Shauna Williams (USCAW) 6-4, 6-3
4. Franziska Regel (USCAW) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-4
5. Taylor Jones (GSW-W) def. Julia Arruda (USCAW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Caitlyn Lawrence (USCAW) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-2

 Doubles competition
1. Margot Simon/Shauna Williams (USCAW) def. Carly Cangelosi/Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 9-8 (7-4)
2. Taylor Jones/Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) def. Franziska Regel/Giovanna Ramos (USCAW) 8-3
3. Ginny Jones/Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) def. Julia Arruda/Caitlyn Lawrence (USCAW) 8-5

Match Notes:
USC Aiken 8-2, 3-2 PBC
Georgia Southwestern 4-5, 0-3 PBC

Friday Results

Macon, Ga.

(LeRoy Peddy Tennis Center)

Mercer University 7, Georgia Southwestern 0

The Lady Hurricanes opened the weekend on the road at Division I Mercer University and lost 7-0 to the Bears. Mollie McGowan won the opening set of her match at No. 6 singles against Amanda Bertani before dropping the second set 7-5 and a match-deciding tiebreaker.

 Singles competition
1. Isabel Dennis (MERCER) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-0
2. Lucie Payrat (MERCER) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-0
3. Liza Klyachkin (MERCER) def. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-1
4. Kealee Heffner (MERCER) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-2
5. Roxy Bartz (MERCER) def. Taylor Jones (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-1
6. Amanda Bertani (MERCER) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-2)

 Doubles competition
1. Liza Klyachkin/Kealee Heffner (MERCER) def. Carly Cangelosi/Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 8-3
2. Isabel Dennis/Lucie Payrat (MERCER) def. Kalie Douberly/Taylor Jones (GSW-W) 8-3
3. Roxy Bartz/Amanda Bertani (MERCER) def. Ginny Jones/Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 8-0

Match Notes:
Georgia Southwestern 4-4
Mercer University 4-5

The Lady Hurricanes return to action on Tuesday with a non-conference match at home against Fort Valley State at 2 p.m.

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