The women’s tennis team opened their fall season here in Statesboro by hosting the Georgia Southern Invitational. After a successful, undefeated Friday in singles play, it was junior Emilia Bujan who went all the way to the finals.
It was a great weekend for Bujan who ultimately fell just short losing to her opponent from Troy. The Eagles will travel to Macon this weekend for the Mercer Fall Invite.
The Eagles hosted South Alabama Friday night and then Arkansas State Sunday afternoon. GS played tough with the defending Sun Belt champions in the first half, but the Jaguars of South Alabama played very strong in the second half winning 4-0.
Sunday’s match against the Red Wolves was much more competitive as the Eagles won 2-1. It was sophomore forward Frida Brattum’s two first half goals that were the difference in this Sun Belt match. The Eagles who are now 2-3 in conference play will travel to Appalachian State Friday night.
Georgia Southern traveled to both Troy and South Alabama this weekend and went 1-1. In Friday night’s matchup against the Trojans, junior Lauren Reichard and redshirt senior Megan Chevalier both had 11 kills in a 3-0 sweep.
Junior April Luther also finished with 34 assists and three digs. Saturday night’s match was a different story as the Jaguars Swamped the Eagles in a 3-0 sweep against GS.
The Eagles will stay on the road as they play at Coastal Carolina Friday night.