April 11, 2013

Women's Tennis Closes Out Regular Season with Matches Against ETSU and USC Upstate

MACON, Ga. – Despite already being ruled out of postseason contention, the Mercer women's tennis team closes out A-Sun play with two home matches against ETSU and USC Upstate.

 

Last Time Out 

On the women's side, the Bears trio of freshmen performed well on Tuesday as Isabel Dennis (No. 2 singles), Roxy Bartz (No. 4 singles) and Natalie Franklin (No. 5 singles) all won their matches, but it would not be enough to take the road victory.

 

Dennis took down Zoe Bizinos, 6-3, 6-0 for her eighth win in singles this season. Bartz secured a three set victory over JSU's Kelly Tomlin, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 which is her third win in her last four matches. Finally, Natalie Franklin earned a 6-4, 6-4 straight-set win over Aleksandra Cmilijic to take her third win in the last four as well.

 

 Mercer was outdueled in the doubles portion of the match as Roxy Bartz and Natalie Franklin were the lone team to pick up a win at the No. 2 doubles position – an 8-5 win over Cmilijic and Nguyen.

 

Scouting ETSU

 

The ETSU women come into the match with a 6-0 conference record. In conference play, the Lady Bucs have only lost three singles matches combined.

 

The team is led by Antonia Kolovou who is 13-2 in dual match play.

 

Scouting USC Upstate

 
Upstate sits in third place among the A-Sun standings with a 4-2 A-Sun mark. Overall, the team is 12-6 and boasts wins against Coastal Carolina and Wofford.
 

In dual match play, five Spartan women boast winning records. Allison Beeler (8-7), Julie Bell (11-5), Taylor Cohen (8-7), Constanze Kuerten (10-7), and Isabel Von Stryk (10-5) lead the way in singles play.

 

The doubles team of Allison Beeler and Constanze Kuerten are 11-1 on the year.

 

The Bears are set to play ETSU on Friday at 2 p.m. and USC Upstate on Saturday at 10 a.m.