Feb. 3, 2013
Mobile, Ala. - The Southern Miss women's tennis team fell to South Alabama 6-1 Sunday afternoon at the Bruce David Lubel Memorial Tennis Courts.
The Golden Eagles dropped to 0-2 while South Alabama improved to 1-0.
South Alabama opened the match by claiming the doubles' point. USM's Macie Case and Emily Nettles lost to Ramona Ghermani and Mariya Krachok (USA) on court 3, 8-1. Kate Lanier and Lauren May battled on court 1 with Emily Newton and Michaela Meszarosova (USA) before losing in a tie-breaker by a score of 8-7 (7-3). USA's Cinta Papke and Paula Sanchez were leading Elanor Grossman and Alexus Coats, 7-6 before the match was suspended.
The Jaguars collected five wins in the singles'. Coats recorded the Golden Eagles' only win on court 2 with a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) victory over Papke.
Case lost to Sanchez in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 while Nettles fell to Sibela Gajer at the No. 6 spot, 6-2, 6-1. May lost to Mary Angela Martin 6-2, 6-1 on court 4 while Lanier lost to Newton at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-3.
Rounding out the singles, Grossman dropped her match to Meszarosova, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5) at No. 3.
Southern Miss will travel to Natchitoches, La., for a pair of matches against Northwestern State and McNeese State on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10, respectively.