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Catamounts Fall to Georgia Southern on Saturday Afternoon

Stacia Kissell has reeled off 10 wins on the season for the Catamounts.

March 15, 2014


Statesboro, Ga. - Western Carolina gained singles victories from Megan McLinden and Stacia Kissell, but dropped the match to Southern Conference foe, Georgia Southern, 5-2, Saturday afternoon.

WCU (1-9-1) defaulted the No. 3 doubles match. At the No. 2 doubles match, Georgia Southern's Giulia Riepe and Stephanie Woods defeated WCU's McLinden and Sara Ruiz Pajares, 8-0, to clinch the doubles point for the Eagles. WCU's Kissell and Shannon Bettiol fell in the No. 1 doubles match, 8-4, to Eagles' Paola Garrido and Mary Phillips Smith.

Western Carolina defaulted the No. 6 singles contest on the afternoon. Riepe of Georgia Southern defeated Ruiz Pajares in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 4 singles matchup giving the Eagles a 3-0 lead in the match.

Georgia Southern (5-8) clinched match victory with a win in the No. 5 contest as Caitlin Kitchen of Georgia Southern defeated WCU's Erin Maguire, 6-0, 6-3.

At the No. 1 singles match, Kissell won her 10th match in 11 contests on the year, defeating Garrido in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. Kissell was 0-2 in previous matches against Garrido entering play Saturday.

At the No. 2 singles match, Western Carolina's Bettiol was defeated in straight sets by Jordana Klein, 6-2, 6-3.

WCU's McLinden won her fourth consecutive singles match, defeating Woods of Georgia Southern in a third set tiebreak, 3-6, 7-6(3), 10-8, at the No. 3 singles contest.

The Catamounts are back in action Friday, March 21 at 2 p.m. as they host North Carolina Central.