CARROLLTON, Ga. - Two of the most prolific seniors in the young history of the tennis program at the University of West Georgia went out on a high note on Tuesday afternoon, as Gaby Chanthaphaeng and Sara Watson powered the Wolves to a 6-3 victory over Central Alabama on Senior Day at Sunset Hills Country Club.
Watson and Chanthaphaeng started the day off on a high note, winning their second-straight No. 1 doubles match, 9-7, over the CACC team of Ashley Coots and Maggie Blackwell. The UWG pair then moved over to singles play, with Watson losing in No. 2 singles, but Chanthaphaeng won over Blackwell, taking both sets 6-1 and 6-1.
For Chanthaphaeng, it was the 10th win of the season and the 49th overall career victory while Sara Watson won seven matches this season and something else for her career. Watson and Chanthaphaeng finished their doubles career with a record of 3-4. Chanthaphaeng's 26 career doubles wins puts her in a tie with Sierra Brown for the most all-time at UWG. Her 49 career victories puts Chanthaphaeng in second place in the all-time record book. For Watson, she has 40 career victories, which is good for third all-time, and her 25 doubles wins puts her in second place all-time among UWG doubles players.
The Wolves won all three doubles matches, with Brooke Kane and Jordan England taking No. 2 doubles by the same score as Watson and Chanthaphaeng, winning 9-7. Both Kane and England lost in singles play, with Kane falling in No. 1 singles 6-1 in the first set and 6-0 in the second. England lost her first set 6-2, then flipped the script and won the second set 6-2, but lost 10-4 in the tiebreak in No. 4 singles.
Shelby Brown and Meg Cummings took No. 3 doubles on the afternoon with an 8-5 victory to give the Wolves a 3-0 lead heading into singles play. Brown won 6-3, 6-4 in No. 5 singles play on the afternoon. Cummings lost the first set 6-4 in No. 6 singles play, then returned the favor with a 6-4 victory in the second set, but lost again, 10-6 in the tiebreak.
In exhibition play, Bailey McCammon took on Emily Chessler, with McCammon coming out on top by an 8-2 margin.