CARROLLTON, Ga. - Playing for the first time in 10 days, the West Georgia Wolves faced one of the top programs in the nation on Friday morning, falling 7-0 to 14th-ranked West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. In an effort to get ahead of the coming weather, Sunday's match with Valdosta State was moved to Friday evening, as the Wolves and Blazers played with a 4-0 win for VSU to close out the day.
Freshman Timia Commodore faced her first top-ranked player nationally in both singles and doubles play, going head-to-head with West Florida's Berta Bonardi in both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles with partner Sofia Soltis. Bonardi and partner Diana Vlad won 6-0, 6-0 in doubles play against Commodore and Soltis, then Bonardi won again 6-0, 6-0 in singles play. Soltis faced UWF's Jennifer Rink in No. 2 singles, falling 6-1 in the first set, then 6-2 in the second.
In both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, the Wolves lost 6-2, with Shelby Brown and Meg Cummings teaming up in the No. 2 flight. Jamie Bryant and Bailey McCammon were the UWG representatives in No. 3 doubles. Brown took a 6-1, 6-2 loss in No. 3 singles and Cummings a 6-2, 6-0 loss in No. 4 singles. McCammon lost 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 5 spot while Bryant fell 6-0 in the first set and 6-1 in the second set.
In the night match, Valdosta State took two of the three doubles matches to win the doubles point. The Blazers then won three in quick fashion in singles play to take the match 4-0.
With the loss, West Georgia drops to 7-7 on the year and 2-5 in Gulf South Conference play.