Falcons end tennis season with home losses

Published 3:48 pm Monday, April 16, 2012


The University of Montevallo women’s tennis team wrapped up its 2012 season with a pair of losses at home April 14-15.

The Falcons (6-17 overall, 0-12 in Peach Belt Conference) fell to Georgia Southwestern State University 8-1 in a match April 14 and then dropped a match to  Flagler College 8-1 on April 15.

Montevallo was led by its lone senior, Helene Nordgreen, who won both of her No. 1 singles’ matches.

Nordgreen took down GSSU’s No. 1 player 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 and then took down Flagler’s No. 1 player 2-6, 6-4, 10-2.

Nordgreen picked up Montevallo’s only victories over the weekend as she was celebrating her senior weekend. She has been with the program for four years and has always played at either the No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 positions, even as a freshman.

Sophomore Yulia Shvetsova picked up a pair of game wins in the GSSU match as she fell 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 4 singles’ match. She fell by the same score against Flagler College in the No. 4 singles’ match as well.

Freshman Meagan Stevens, a Hope Christian School graduate, picked up four game wins against GSSU as she fell 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 2 singles’ match.