CARROLLTON, Ga. - With the team score tied at 3-3 and her individual match tied at 1-1, senior Shelby Brown pulled through for her team in a massive way on Saturday afternoon at Sunset Hills Country Club, winning the final set of the match 6-2 to give the West Georgia Wolves their first win in school history against the Shorter Hawks, 4-3 in Gulf South Conference play.
The win was the fourth-straight for the Wolves and the seventh overall this season, pushing this year's squad ahead of the 2017 team for the second-most wins in a single season in school history.
The Wolves took the point in doubles play with wins from No. 2 and No. 3 doubles on the afternoon. Brown and partner Meg Cummings took the No. 2 flight with a 6-1 score while Bailey McCammon and Jamie Bryant picked up a 6-1 win in No. 3 doubles. Timia Commodore and Sofia Soltis fought hard in No. 1 doubles, coming up on the short end of a 6-4 score.
The two teams split the wins in singles play, with each squad taking three victories. West Georgia's wins came from flights 3, 4, and 6 on the day while Shorter took Nos. 1, 2, and 5. Bailey McCammon won her second match of the season at No. 4 singles, winning 6-3 and 6-2 over Alana Mulkey. Jamie Bryant had the shortest match of the day in No. 6 singles, winning 6-2 and 6-0 to take the victory. In No. 1 singles, Commodore lost 6-3 in each set while Soltis lost 6-3 and 6-1 in No. 2 singles. In No. 5 singles, Cummings lost 6-4 in a close first set, then fell 7-5 in another close set to close out the Shorter victories.
Brown took the first set in No. 3 singles 6-3, then lost 4-6 in the second to force a third and deciding set. Brown took control in that one, powering through to a 6-2 victory to move her career total (combined) to 40 wins. That puts her into a tie for third place in the UWG record book for career victories. She and McCammon each now have eight victories on the year and are tied with four other players for fourth in single-season wins.
The Wolves will be back in action on Tuesday against the Lee Flames in more Gulf South Conference action.