By ASHLEY OWENS
Eastern’s women’s tennis team swept the board March 14 in its first OVC match of the season. The Colonels won almost every singles spot in straight sets against the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks.
Senior Amandine Faouzi only dropped two games at No. 1 where she picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win against Jacksonville (2-9, 0-2 OVC) while fellow senior Kristina Labeja followed at No. 2 singles with a straight-set win. The victory was Labeja’s fourth consecutive win.
Sophomore Marina Marti also won in straight sets at No. 3 singles.
At the No. 4 spot, senior Marcela Jimenez pulled off a straight-set victory and dropped no games in her match.
Senior Melissa Gerritsen earned another point for the Colonels in the No. 5 spot with a second-set tiebreaker. Like Faouzi, freshman Raquel Montavlo also dropped just two games in her singles play. Montalvo pulled off a 6-1, 6-1 victory at the No. 6 singles spot.
The Colonels (6-6, 1-0 OVC) return home for another round of OVC play March 21 and 22. Eastern will take on Tennessee Tech University on March 20 and the Belmont University Bruins on March 21 at the Greg Adams Tennis Courts.