BRIDGEWATER, Va. – In the regular season finale for the Bridgewater Eagles women's tennis team, the Eagles struggled at the top of the ladder in singles and doubles, but controlled the bottom rungs en route to a 6-3 victory over visiting Sweet Briar.
In doubles play, junior Morgan McGhee and freshman Olivia Stone fell at number one by an 8-1 score, before the Eagles took the both matches at number two and three.
Sophomores Ally McConaughy and Emily Schweitzer notched their 17th doubles win of the season with an 8-3 victory at number two. McConaughy and Schweitzer are now just one win away from tying the single-season doubles wins record for an individual at 18 (Hillary Teeter, 2007-08).
Bridgewater fell at number one and two singles to fall behind by a 3-2 tally before rallying for the final four points of the day to seal the victory.
Mathias fell in top flight singles action by a 6-2, 6-2 score, while Stone lost by a 7-5, 6-1 tally at number two.
Senior Alissa Michael posted BC's first singles win of the day in a three-set thriller at number three. Michael won the first set before falling in the second set and rallying to in the third to pull out a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win.
McGhee was a 6-4, 6-2 winner at number four, while McConaughy posted a 6-2, 6-1 win at number five.
Freshman Amanda Gorby moved one win closer to the single season wins record with a 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 10-7 victory at number six. Gorby currently has 14 wins on the season which places her just one win shy of the single-season record of 15, currently held by Marlena Pipkin.
Bridgewater is back in action on Saturday, April 24 when it opens the 2010 ODAC Women's Tennis tournament at Washington and Lee.