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Lady Hawks defeat Albany State for 12th win of the season

Josie Waddell won at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles to help lead the Lady Hawks to a 7-2 win over Division II Albany State. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Josie Waddell won at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles to help lead the Lady Hawks to a 7-2 win over Division II Albany State. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

By Chuck Tidmore

Sports Information Assistant 

 

ALBANY, Ga. – The Huntingdon women's tennis team defeated Division II Albany State 7-2 on Tuesday.

The Lady Hawks improve to 12-4 on the season and will close their regular season this weekend with a pair of USA South Athletic Conference matches. Huntingdon hosts Covenant on Friday at 2 p.m. 

Huntingdon is currently ranked 20th in the Atlantic South region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. 

The Lady Hawks took all three doubles matches to jump out to a 3-0 lead. The No. 1 doubles team of Dusty Catala and Mariah Bastos won 8-2 while the No. 2 team of Clayton Waring and Heather Tabor won 8-3.

The No. 3 team of Josie Waddell and Diamond Branch won 8-4.  

In singles, Huntingdon won four matches to clinch the win. Catala (No. 1) cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win and Waddell (No. 2) won 6-0, 6-3. Tabor (No. 4) won 6-0, 6-1 and Waring (No. 5) won 6-0, 6-3.

 

Match Results

Singles

No. 1: Dusty Catala (HC) def. Sam Heard (AS) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Josie Waddell (HC) def. Torian Foston (AS) 6-0, 6-3

No. 3: LaToya Boyd (AS) def. Mariah Bastos (HC) 1-6, 7-5, 10-5

No. 4: Heather Tabor (HC) def. Keona Livatt (AS) 6-0, 6-1

No. 5: Clayton Waring (HC) def. Alexis Ruff (AS) 6-0, 6-3

No. 6: Alani Gauthier (AS) def. Diamond Branch (AS) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles

No. 1: Catala-Bastos (HC) def. Boyd-T. Foston (AS) 8-2

No. 2: Waring-Tabor (HC) def. Livatt-Heard (AS) 8-3

No. 3: Waddell-Branch (HS) def. Ruff-Jordan Foston (AS) 8-4  

 

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