CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves opened the 2018 season on a misty afternoon in Atlanta, falling to the Clark Atlanta Panthers by a slim 5-4 margin.

Senior Gabby Chanthaphaeng took another step closer to Sierra Brown in two portions of the UWG record books, winning her 18th career singles match with a 6-1, 6-4 victory in the No. 4 flight against Vivian Moultrie. She and doubles partner Meg Cummings were solid against Moultrie and Nicole Ramdyhan in No. 3 doubles play, winning 8-5. The win was the 23rd of Chanthaphaeng's doubles career, moving her to within three of Brown's record. 

Senior Sara Watson took on Ramdyhan in singles play, winning the first set 6-3 before falling 6-4 and 6-4 in sets two and three. Watson won in the No. 2 doubles flight with her partner, junior Shelby Brown, taking an 8-4 victory. That gives Watson 21 career doubles victories, moving her into a third-place tie in the record books with Nicole Northrup and Whitney Maples. Brown was 2-for-2 on the day, winning in doubles with Watson and taking the No. 5 flight in singles play by a commanding 6-2, 6-2 score. 

A pair of freshmen, Brooke Kane and Bailey McCammon, fell in their first collegiate matches, with Kane losing 6-5, 6-1 to Vanessa Eusebio in No. 2 singles play. McCammon lost 6-0, 6-0 to Akilah Parker in No. 6 singles. Junior Jordan England played in the No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles, pairing up with Kane in No. 1 doubles and falling in a hard-fought 8-6 match. England lost to Diandrea Galloway 6-4, 6-0 in singles play. 

The Wolves will be on the road this weekend, taking on West Alabama on Saturday and at Mississippi College on Sunday. The first home match will be next Saturday, as UWG will welcome Alabama Huntsville to Sunset Hills. 

Clark Atlanta 5, West Georgia 4
Feb 15, 2018 at Atlanta, Ga. 

Singles competition
1. Diandrea Galloway (CAU) def. Jordan England (UWG) 6-4, 6-0
2. Vanessa Eusebio (CAU) def. Brooke Kane (UWG) 6-5, 6-1
3. Nicole Ramdyhan (CAU) def. Sara Watson (UWG) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Gabby Chanthaphaeng (UWG) def. Vivian Moultrie (CAU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Shelby Brown (UWG) def. Jade Shugars (CAU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Akilah Parker (CAU) def. Bailey McCammon (UWG) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Diandrea Galloway/Jade Shugars (CAU) def. Brooke Kane/Jordan England (UWG) 8-6
2. Sara Watson/Shelby Brown (UWG) def. Vanessa Eusebio/Akilah Parker (CAU) 8-4
3. Gabby Chanthaphaeng/Meg Cummings (UWG) def. Vivian Moultrie/Nicole Ramdyhan (CAU) 8-5
Match Notes
West Georgia 0-1
Clark Atlanta 1-0