ATLANTA, Ga. - Strong performances by several members of the Agnes Scott College tennis team highlighted Day 2 action at the ITA South Regional, held on the campuses of the Emory University and Agnes Scott.
First-year Jasmine Keiler started off the strong day for the Scotties, as she picked up a straight-set win over Annie Thomas of Rhodes College, 6-3, 6-3, on the campus of Agnes Scott. Playing next to her classmate, Olivia Rivas pulled off a strong win over Berry College's #5 player from a season ago, downing Kelsey McCray, 6-4, 6-4. Playing at nearby Emory University, junior Anastasia Bennett took down Elizabeth Minick of LaGrange College, winning 6-3, 6-2.
"Our matches this morning set the mood for the rest of the day," commented head coach T.J. Greggs. "We got some momentum early on, and were able to use that momentum to play some great tennis."
Juniors Taylor Lee and Jumana Master fell in their singles matches in the morning, as Lee was taken out in the quarterfinals of the B Singles draw by Ingrid Wilcox of Oglethorpe, and Master also fell to an Oglethorpe player, losing 6-3, 6-2 to Tiffany Storr in the C Singles consolations.
Keiler's day would not be done, as she headed to Emory University to take on Karleigh Dills of Berry. After dropping the first set, she stormed back for a 3-6, 6-0, 1-0(10) win over the Viking freshman.
"Jasmine played some really smart tennis this weekend," commented Greggs. "She is really coachable and is learning every day."
In the doubles, Lee and Master would play a strong semifinal in the C Doubles draw, going toe-to-toe with Covenant's Jennifer Spielman and Annie DeLuca, before falling, 8-4. Keiler and Camille Wilson fell to a pair from Methodist, 8-3, before Bennett and Rivas would finish the day strongly for the Scotties, as they took down Minick and Meigs of LaGrange, 8-3, in the B Doubles consolations.
Rivas and Bennett would both finish the weekend with 4 wins. Keiler was 3-1 in singles, and Lee picked up 3 wins (2 singles and 1 doubles). Master also picked up multiple wins for the Scotties, picking up a win in singles and in doubles.
The Scotties will continue to train in the fall, before breaking until January for the regular season. The next scheduled contest for the tennis team is a dual match on February 10 against Point University.