CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia tennis program put up a fight in the first home match of the 2018 season on Saturday afternoon, but Alabama Huntsville pulled away during singles play to hand West Georgia a 6-3 loss at Sunset Hills Country Club.

With regular No. 1 doubles starter Jordan England out due to illness, head coach Michael Coleman was forced to move around his doubles teams, adding Gabby Chanthaphaeng to the No. 1 flight with Brooke Kane. The pair fell by an 8-1 count, and Chanthaphaeng also moved up to No. 3 singles, falling 6-0, 6-0. Kane lost by a 6-1, 6-1 score in No. 2 singles. 

Junior Shelby Brown picked up two of the Wolves' three victories on the afternoon, teaming up with Sara Watson in No. 2 doubles for an 8-6 victory over Monika Polakovic and Marliene van Beek. Brown was winning 4-2 in singles play against Mariana Lopez when Lopez was forced to retire from the match with an injury. Watson lost in No. 1 singles in the match, falling 6-2, 6-2 to Stefanie Mehlich

Freshman Bailey McCammon picked up her first career collegiate win in No. 6 singles, defeating Monika Polakovic in come-from-behind fashion. MCcammon lost the first set 6-4, then won the second 7-6 and then took the tiebreak 10-7. She and partner Meg Cummings lost 8-0 in doubles play, and Cummings lost in No. 5 singles by a 6-3, 6-1 score. 

West Georgia will be back on the court at Sunset Hills on Tuesday, taking on Auburn Montgomery in Gulf South Conference play at 1:30 p.m. 

UAH 6, West Georgia 3
2/24/18 at Carrollton, Ga. (Sunset Hills Country Club) 

Singles competition
1. Stefanie Mehlich (UAH) def. Sara Watson (UWG) 6-2, 6-2
2. Cristina Cabanas (UAH) def. Brooke Kane (UWG) 6-1, 6-1
3. Sarah Stearman (UAH) def. Gabby Chanthaphaeng (UWG) 6-0, 6-0
4. Shelby Brown (UWG) def. Mariana Lopez (UAH) retired
5. Marliene van Beek (UAH) def. Meg Cummings (UWG) 6-3, 6-1
6. Bailey McCammon (UWG) def. Monika Polakovic (UAH) 4-6, 7-6, 10-7
Doubles competition
1. Sarah Stearman/Stefanie Mehlich (UAH) def. Brooke Kane/Gabby Chanthaphaeng (UWG) 8-1
2. Shelby Brown/Sara Watson (UWG) def. Monika Polakovic/Marliene van Beek (UAH) 8-6
3. Cristina Cabanas/Mariana Lopez (UAH) def. Meg Cummings/Bailey McCammon (UWG) 8-0
Match Notes
UAH 5-2
West Georgia 0-5

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