CARROLLTON, Ga. – With two non-conference games left on the year and each of those matchups on the road, the West Georgia Wolves are now set to take on the Central Alabama Trojans at the Cal Alison Tennis Complex in Alexander City, Al. First serve is set for this Tuesday Afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
The Wolves are now 5-11 on the year after winning their last match on the road against the Oxford Eagles with a 9-0 sweep. West Georgia is looking to finish the season off strong as they come into the first of their last two matches on the year. The Wolves have gained a bit of momentum going into this match. West Georgia looks to improve not only their overall record but their already outstanding non-conference record which sits at 5-1. Central Alabama has only played Division I National Junior College Athletic Association competition thus far in the season. The Trojans are 3–2 on the year so far and are currently on a two game skid.
No. 1 Doubles
Gabby Chanthaphaeng and Jordan England have held down the No. 1 doubles spot for a majority of the year going 4 - 11 on the season thus far. Chanthaphaeng is one of the more seasoned veterans on the squad and currently has 22 doubles victories in her three years at UWG with 15 of those wins coming in the No. 1 doubles slot. Chanthapaheng and England have only played doubles together in this season, beating Converse 8-6, Albany State 8-0, Christian Brothers 8-6, and Oxford 8-5.
Sara Watson and Sierra Brown have held down the No. 2 doubles slot for most of the season going 5 - 8 so far. These two have a history together as both played in 2016 winning one No. 1 Doubles match and played in No .2 Doubles in 2015 winning 11 matches. In their previous match up against Oxford they were able to pull out a victory 8-3. This has been one of West Georgia's most consistent and successful doubles positions this year.
No. 3 Doubles
Meg Cummings and Shelby Brown have played together for most of this year going 3 – 8 in No. 3 doubles team play. Brown won four matches in No. 3 doubles play in 2016. This season she has won six doubles matches with two coming in No. 2 doubles and four coming in No. 3 doubles. Cummings has six victories this year all in No. 3 doubles.
No. 1 Singles
Jordan England has had 15 matches in her career in the No. 1 flight, going 2-13 in that spot. Sara Watson has returned from an injury, and as she works her way back to form it is likely that England will move to No. 2 singles, where in her career, she is 6-6 outside of the No. 1 spot. She was 2-1 in No. 3 singles last year and 4-5 in No. 4 singles as a true freshman.
No. 2 Singles
Gabby Chanthaphaeng is 4-9 so far this season in No. 2 singles. Chanthaphaeng was 1-2 in the No. 2 singles spot last year. She has 16 singles victories in her career with five of them coming in the No. 2 singles spot. The rest of her win tallies come in No. 3 singles. Her most recent victory comes this past weekend against Oxford where she won 6-0, 6-2.
No. 3 Singles
Sara Watson is 3-6 so far this season in No.3 Singles. Notching victories against Georgia Southwestern 6-2, 6-0, Albany State 6-0, 6-1, and Oxford 6-3, 6-1. Watson is 1-0 in No.1 singles so far this year. She has won 12 singles matches in her singles career, including seven in No. 4 singles in 2015 and one in No. 1 singles in 2016. As she works her way back she will likely move back to the No. 1 singles position.
No. 4 Singles
Sierra Brown is 5-6 so far this year in No. 4 singles. She started off the year in the No. 3 singles position going 2 – 2 in that span but due to the return of Sarah Watson she has been shifted and will likely continue to be shuffled as the lineup figures itself out. She currently has a UWG record 23 singles victories under her belt. Her most recent solo victory came this past weekend against Oxford 6-3, 6-2.
No. 5 Singles
Shelby Brown has been in No.5 singles for a majority of the season. Currently she is 3-8 in this position on the year. In her career she is 4 - 8 in No. 5 Singles. In 2016 she was 0 – 2 in No .6 singles and this season so far she is 1 – 3 in No. 4 singles.
No. 6 Singles
Jamie Bryant has been thriving this season in the No. 6 singles spot where she has been comfortable at previously. In 2016 Bryant won two of her three matches in No.6 singles as a freshman. So far this year she is one of the few Wolves above .500 in record. She sits at 8 – 5 for the year. Jamie is 3 – 2 in No. 5 singles and 5-3 in No. 6 singles. She looks to continue her success into the week after notching another victory against Oxford 6-4, 10-6.