By James Vallone
AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Lady Hawks tennis program started the 2013 season with a 7-2 win over Georgia Southwestern.
Shorter swept through the first four singles matches with wins by Candice Laurent (6-0, 6-2), Iesha Holton (6-1, 6-2), Aurelie Gaborit (6-3, 6-3), and Aurore Beltrando (6-0, 6-2) before the host was able to win the final two matches.
Once doubles started, the Lady Hawks swept all three matches. The winning teams for Shorter were Laurent/Gaborit (8-6), Alicia Gallard / Beltrando (8-5), Sicquena Sinclair / Holton (8-5) to take all three matches.
The Lady Hawks are in Savannah on February 3 to face Savannah College of Art and Design.