UWA women’s tennis knocks off Montevallo

Published 8:35 am Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MONTEVALLO – West Alabama women’s tennis edged out Montevallo 5-4 on the road on Tuesday. The women, now on a two game win streak, improve to 4-1 on the season. Montevallo falls to 1-3 on the season after losing its third consecutive competition.

UWA suffered a slow start as the No. 1doubles team, Jill Furlong and Natalia Cardenas, fell 9-8 to Niki Polcerova and Anais Robert.

Jill Furlong bounced back with two 6-3 victories over Haley Highfield. Emily Gerding and Shannon MecEvoy both picked up wins in their singles competition and the doubles matches with Helga Jeske and Dasha Popova to give the Tigers the victory.

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UWA women’s tennis will now remain on the road to travel to Tuskegee to take on the Golden Tigers on Feb 21. The first match is set for 9:00 a.m.