DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia women's tennis team defeated a shorthanded Newberry College squad on Tuesday afternoon, taking down the Wolves 8-1 at the Yahoola Creek Tennis Facility in non-conference action.
The Lady Saints have now won four of their first six matches to open the season, improving to 4-2 overall on the season, while Newberry drops to 1-6 on the year.
With Newberry only traveling four players, the Lady Saints picked up wins by forfeit at No. 3 doubles, No. 5 singles, and No. 6 singles, giving North Georgia a 3-0 lead before doubles action started.
The Lady Saints took advantage of the early lead and continued to pull away as Juliana Chiang and Audrey Marlette grabbed an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles, while Jordan Poole and Matilda Watson also came out on top, winning 8-4 at No. 2 doubles.
Even with the match wrapped up heading to single action, North Georgia would not let up, taking three of the four singles matches as they came away with an 8-1 victory.
The Lady Saints return to action on Saturday afternoon, welcoming the University of Montevallo to town for a Peach Belt Conference battle with the Falcons. First serve at the Yahoola Creek Tennis Complex is set for 2:30 p.m.
|1. Juliana Chiang (NGCSUW) def. Marina Ziehe (NEWW) 7-5, 6-1|
|2. Audrey Marlette (NGCSUW) def. Shannon McManus (NEWW) 6-4, 6-1|
|3. Jordan Poole (NGCSUW) def. Amanda Simmons (NEWW) 6-1, 6-0|
|4. Sierra Hoover (NEWW) def. Matilda Watson (NGCSUW) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8|
|5. Laura Chapman (NGCSUW) def. No player (NEWW), by forfeit|
|6. Stasa Vujosevic (NGCSUW) def. No player (NEWW), by forfeit|
|1. Juliana Chiang/Audrey Marlette (NGCSUW) def. Marina Ziehe/Shannon McManus (NEWW) 8-1|
|2. Jordan Poole/Matilda Watson (NGCSUW) def. Amanda Simmons/Sierra Hoover (NEWW) 8-4|
|3. Laura Chapman/Stasa Vujosevic (NGCSUW) def. No player/No player (NEWW), by default|