Lady 'Canes Have Won 3 of 4 Heading Into Weekend

Lady 'Canes Have Won 3 of 4 Heading Into Weekend

The Georgia Southwestern women's tennis team has won three of its last four matches heading into Saturday's contest at No. 16 Georgia College. After blanking Albany State, 9-0, on Mar. 13, the Lady Hurricanes won at Clark Atlanta, 6-3 and at home against UNC Pembroke, 5-4, before suffering a 9-0 defeat at the hands of No. 25 Francis Marion.

The win against UNCP marks the first time the program has defeated a Peach Belt Conference opponent in consecutive seasons.

Below is a recap of Southwestern's recent matches:

GSW 6, Clark Atlanta 3

The Lady Hurricanes defeated the Panthers, 6-3, on Thursday afternoon (Mar. 15) in Atlanta.

GSW improved its record to 5-7 thanks to a solid start in doubles action against Clark Atlanta. GSW swept doubles play, led by Mollie McGowan and Victoria Ondo's 8-1 victory at No. 2, and took a 3-0 team lead into singles.

McGowan and Ondo were victorious on the singles side as well. McGowan won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 over Vanessa Jean Baptiste and Ondo did not drop a game in her No. 4 match against Kasey Dawson.

Clark Atlanta fell to 3-7 this spring.

Singles competition
1. Keva Palmer (CLARKATL) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
2. Brionne Bachus (CLARKATL) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-3, 6-3
3. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) def. Vanessa Jean Baptist (CLARKATL) 6-1, 6-3
4. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) def. Kasey Dawson (CLARKATL) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ivory Conley (CLARKATL) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9)
6. Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) def. No player (CLARKATL), by default
Doubles competition
1. Carly Cangelosi/Ginny Jones (GSW-W) def. Keva Palmer/Brionne Bachus (CLARKATL) 8-4
2. Mollie McGowan/Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) def. Kasey Dawson/Ivory Conley (CLARKATL) 8-1
3. Kalie Douberly/Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) def. Vanessa Jean Baptist/No player (CLARKATL), by default


GSW 5, UNC Pembroke 4

For the second-straight season, GSW handed UNC Pembroke a 5-4 defeat. The Lady 'Canes were victorious on Saturday morning (Mar. 17) at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex.

It was the third-straight win for GSW as the Lady 'Canes improved to 6-7 overall and 2-4 in Peach Belt Conference play. UNC Pembroke dipped to 8-8 overall and 0-5 in the PBC. GSW matched its program best for conference wins in a season with the victory, matching last year's total.

Once again, the Lady 'Canes benefited from strong doubles play. GSW swept UNCP and took a 3-0 lead into the singles matches.

Victory Ondo and Ginny Jones won both of their matches for GSW.

Ondo paired with Mollie McGowan for an 8-3 victory over Leigh-Anne McAfee and Hannah Herlocker at No. 2 doubles. Ondo followed that win with a 6-3, 7-5 victory at No. 4 singles over Shelby Bickel.

Jones teamed with Carly Cangelosi for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles, then proceeded to defeat Madeline DiNunzio at No. 5 singles, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2.

Singles competition
1. Mia Winterbottom (UNCP) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1
2. Leigh-Anne McAfee (UNCP) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
3. Hannah Herlocker (UNCP) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 6-4, 6-3
4. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) def. Shelby Bickel (UNCP) 6-3, 7-5
5. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) def. Madeline DiNunzio (UNCP) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
6. Monica Espitia (UNCP) def. Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Carly Cangelosi/Ginny Jones (GSW-W) def. Mia Winterbottom/Shelby Bickel (UNCP) 8-6
2. Victoria Ondo/Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) def. Leigh-Anne McAfee/Hannah Herlocker (UNCP) 8-3

3. Kalie Douberly/Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) def. Madeline DiNunzio/Beverly Vause (UNCP) 8-3


GSW 0, #25 Francis Marion 9

GSW's three-match winning streak came to a halt after a 9-0 loss to 25th-ranked Francis Marion on Sunday morning (Mar. 18) at the Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex.

The Lady Hurricanes best opportunity for a point against FMU came at No. 3 doubles where Kalie Douberly and Melinda Vansant were defeated 8-5 by Kerry Hall and Caitlin Siney.

Southwestern drops to 6-8 overall and 2-5 in the PBC, while FMU improves to 9-1 and 5-1 in PBC play.

Singles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-0
2. #17 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-0
3. #38 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-3
4. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-0
5. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-0
6. Caitlin Siney (FMUW) def. Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Carly Cangelosi/Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 8-0
2. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Mollie McGowan/Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 8-1
3. Kerry Hall/Caitlin Siney (FMUW) def. Kalie Douberly/Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 8-5