CARROLLTON, Ga. - The 2017 West Georgia tennis team took to the courts for the final time this year on Friday afternoon in Franklin Springs, Ga., falling by a 9-0 result to the Emmanuel College Lions in non-conference action. 

Senior Sierra Brown worked hard to stay on the courts as long as possible throughout the day, as she and partner Sara Watson fell in a close No. 2 doubles match, losing 8-6 to Maria Raich and Katherina Kiderien. Brown went up against Victoria Silva in No. 4 singles, falling 7-5 in the first set before coming back for a 6-4 victory in the second.set. In the tiebreaker, Silva took the match by a 10-4 count, ending the UWG tennis career of the player who holds the most victories since the sport returned to West Georgia. Watson fell in No. 3 singles by a 6-2, 6-1 count to Silva.

Gabrielle Chanthaphaeng and Jordan England teamed up for the final No. 1 doubles match this season, falling 8-3 to Fanitine Botella and Chloe O'Connor. England lost by a 6-2, 6-2 score to Botella in No. 1 singles while Chanthaphaeng lost 6-2, 6-3 to Pearlian Cipriano in No. 2 singles. 

Shelby Brown fell in No. 5 singles by a 6-4, 6-0 count, and she and partner Meg Cummings lost 8-3 in No. 3 doubles. In No. 6 singles, Jamie Bryant was forced to retire due to an injury after losing the first set 6-3. 

The season closes for West Georgia with a 6-12 overall record and an 0-10 spot in Gulf South Conference play. 

Singles competition
1. Fanitine Botella (EMM) def. Jordan England (UWG) 6-2, 6-2
2. Pearlian Cipriano (EMM) def. Gab. Chanthaphaeng (UWG) 6-2, 6-3
3. Maria Raich (EMM) def. Sara Watson (UWG) 6-2, 6-1
4. Victoria Silva (EMM) def. Sierra Brown (UWG) 7-5, 4-6, 10-4
5. Katharina Kiderlen (EMM) def. Shelby Brown (UWG) 6-4, 6-0
6. Abi Muesse (EMM) def. Jamie Bryant (UWG) 6-3, retired
Doubles competition
1. Fanitine Botella/Chloe O'Connor (EMM) def. Gab. Chanthaphaeng/Jordan England (UWG) 8-3
2. Maria Raich/Katharina Kiderlen (EMM) def. Sara Watson/Sierra Brown (UWG) 8-6
3. Pearlian Cipriano/Victoria Silva (EMM) def. Shelby Brown/Meg Cummings (UWG) 8-3
Match Notes
West Georgia 6-12
Emmanuel 13-10
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