CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia tennis squad finished up a whirlwind six-day, season-opening road trip on Tuesday afternoon, falling to the Lee Flames in Gulf South Conference action.

The Wolves picked up the first doubles win of the 2018 GSC schedule, as the No. 2 doubles squad of Sara Watson and Shelby Brown outlasted the Lee No. 2 squad of Carley Sickinger and Laura Beth Hardesty. That doubles flight took the longest of the three doubles matches, as the Wolves took a 9-7 victory. Watson lost in No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-3 and Brown pushed Hardesty in two sets in No. 5 singles, losing the first set 6-2, then forcing a tiebreak in the second and falling 7-4. 

Gabby Chanthaphaeng pushed her match to three sets in No. 4 singles againat Joanna Grzegrzolka, winning 6-2 in the opening set, only to fall 6-1 in the second and 10-4 in the finale. Chanthaphaeng and partner Meg Cummings in No. 3 doubles lost to Grzegrzolka and Ana Webber by an 8-4 score. Cummings got the start in No. 6 singles on the afternoon, losing 6-0, 6-2 to Webber. 

Jordan England and Brooke Kane took on Francesca Tondi and Marta Garcia-Nieto in No. 1 doubles, losing 8-5. England lost in No. 3 singles to Sickinger, falling 6-2 in the first set and 6-3 in the second. In No. 2 singles, Kane lost to Garcia-Nieto 6-4, 6-0. 

The Wolves will be at home on Saturday afternoon for the first time in the 2018 season, taking on Alabama Huntsville at Sunset Hills Country Club. West Georgia and the Chargers are set to play at 2 p.m. this Saturday. 

Singles competition
1. Francesca Tondi (LEE-W) def. Sara Watson (UWG) 6-0, 6-3
2. Marta Garcia-Nieto (LEE-W) def. Brooke Kane (UWG) 6-4, 6-0
3. Carley Sickinger (LEE-W) def. Jordan England (UWG) 6-2, 6-3
4. Joanna Grzegrzolka (LEE-W) def. Gabby Chanthaphaeng (UWG) 2-6, 6-1, 10-4
5. Laura Beth Hardesty (LEE-W) def. Shelby Brown (UWG) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Ana Webber (LEE-W) def. Meg Cummings (UWG) 6-0, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Francesca Tondi/Marta Garcia-Nieto (LEE-W) def. Jordan England/Brooke Kane (UWG) 8-5
2. Sara Watson/Shelby Brown (UWG) def. Carley Sickinger/Laura Beth Hardesty (LEE-W) 9-7
3. Joanna Grzegrzolka/Ana Webber (LEE-W) def. Gabby Chanthaphaeng/Meg Cummings (UWG) 8-4
Match Notes
West Georgia 0-4, 0-3 GSC
Lee University 2-0, 1-0 GSC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,2,3,5,4)
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