MACON, Ga. - Agnes Scott raced past Wesleyan (Ga.) on the road today, as senior Isabel Zhao stepped in and picked up her first two collegiate wins today for the Scotties. The Wolves (0-8, 0-5 USA South) failed to get more than two games in any individual match on the day, as the Scotties (7-5, 3-2 USA South) improved their chances of appearing in the postseason in their first season in the USA South Athletic Conference.
First-year Lizzy Engsberg was unable to play in the match due to illness, and Zhao stepped in for the Scotties and was consistent throughout the day, picking up a win with first-time partner Taylor Lee at the No. 3 spot, winning 8-0 over Taylor Burbage and Rebecca Cheng. In singles, Zhao took down Burbage at the No. 6 position, rolling to a 6-2, 6-0 victory.
"I am really proud of the way Isabel played today," commented head coach T.J. Greggs. "It would have been easy for her to have played nervously, but she was consistent throughout the day and played some of her best tennis out there. Taylor (Lee) did a great job of partnering with Isabel and picking up the win.
All six Scotties in action were victorious in singles and doubles, as Maddie Hoffman, Lee, Anastasia Bennett, Olivia Rivas, Camille Wilson, and Zhao won in straight sets to put the Scotties in position to claim a spot in the USA South Conference Tournament, as they face off with Maryville (2-9, 1-3 USA South) on Saturday, and finish the conference regular season with a Sunday match against longtime Great South opponent, Salem (5-9, 0-5 USA South). The Scotties sit in a threeway tie for 3rd place with Piedmont and LaGrange, but the Scotties have beaten both teams head-to-head.