Mercer Women’s Tennis to Battle Georgia Southern on Sunday

The Mercer women’s tennis team will play their third consecutive home match on Sunday when they welcome the Georgia Southern Eagles to the LeRoy Peddy Tennis Center for a 2 p.m. match.

The Bears are 2-1 over their last three matches with a 6-1 defeat of Florida A&M (Feb. 11) and sweep of Alabama A&M (Feb. 15). The lone loss in that span came to Florida Gulf Coast last weekend.

Alara Hollyfield leads the Bears with four singles wins. She is 4-4 overall with an 0-1 record in the No. 1 position and a 4-3 mark at No. 2. Both Lauren Rich and Anna Sovic have recorded three victories singles victories.

Gameday Lineup
 Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 2 p.m. (ET)
Teams: Mercer (3-6, 0-0 SoCon) vs. Georgia Southern (5-2, 0-0 SunBelt)
Location: Macon, Ga. | LeRoy Peddy Tennis Center

Scouting the Eagles
Georgia Southern is off to a 5-2 start this season with their only losses being to 27th-ranked Texas A&M and unranked Florida Gulf Coast.

Four Eagles have recorded at least four wins in singles action. Nadja Meier is a team-best 6-1 overall and is a perfect 2-0 in the No. 1 position with a 4-1 mark at No. 2. Paula Hijos has gone 5-2 in the spring in the No. 5 flight, while Charlotte van Diemen is 4-0 with a pair of wins at No. 3 and No. 4. As a team, Georgia Southern is 28-14 in singles play.

The Eagles are still searching for the right combination in doubles matches as evidenced by the nine different pairings through seven contests. Despite that fact, the Eagles are 12-8 in doubles matches. Meier and Hannah Daniel have a team-high three wins.

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