Women's Tennis Drops SoCon Match at Georgia Southern
Freshman Annie Green
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
STATESBORO, Ga. --- The Georgia Southern women's tennis team swept the doubles matches and won four of six singles meetings Saturday to notch a 5-2 Southern Conference victory over Chattanooga.


The Eagles, 10-10 and 3-6 in the SoCon, claimed all three doubles matches, including a narrow 8-7(4) win at the No. 2 spot, to earn the early 1-0 lead.


Chattanooga junior Beata Knizat and freshman Annie Green produced the Lady Mocs' two team points. Knizat registered a 6-4, 6-3 win over Molly Maddox at No. 4 singles, and Green, a Georgia native, defeated Jessica Fuller at the No. 5 position, 6-2, 6-4.


Singles winners for the Eagles included Kristi Kegerreis at No. 1, Melanie Rolle at No. 2, Ali Beavers at No. 3 and Kelli Helms at No. 6.


Also competing for Chattanooga (8-11, 2-7) were seniors Lindsey Ballard and Bonnie Adams at No. 1 and No. 3 singles respectively and freshmen Grace Robinette and Arianna Sanjines at No. 2 and No. 6. Sophomore Kate Ksiezopolski teamed with Green at No. 3 doubles.


The match marked the final regular-season competition for the Lady Mocs, and they will head to Charleston, S.C., this coming week for the SoCon Championships, Thursday through Sunday.


Georgia Southern 5, Chattanooga 2
Hanner Tennis Complex, Statesboro, Ga
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Doubles (for one team point)
1. Caforio/Kegerreis (GSU) def. Ballard/Robinette (UTC), 8-5

2. Beavers/Rolle (GSU) def. Adams/Knizat (UTC), 8-7(4)

3. Knight/Matlosz (GSU) def. Green/Ksiezopolski (UTC), 8-2

1. Kristi Kegerreis (GSU) def. Lindsey Ballard (UTC), 6-3, 6-3

2. Melanie Rolle (GSU) def. Grace Robinette (UTC), 7-6(6), 6-0

3. Ali Beavers (GSU) def. Bonnie Adams (UTC), 6-2, 6-0

4. Beata Knizat (UTC) def. Molly Maddox (GSU), 6-4, 6-3

5. Annie Green (UTC) def. Jessica Fuller (GSU), 6-2, 6-4

6. Kelli Helms (GSU) def. Ariana Sanjines (UTC), 6-1, 4-6, 7-5


Team records: UTC (8-11, 2-7); Georgia Southern (10-10, 3-6)


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