Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Carlos Morales

Women's Tennis Drops Matchup at Richmond 02-19-2017

RICHMOND, Va. – UNCG women’s tennis suffered a 5-2 loss to the Richmond Spiders Sunday afternoon. The Spartans and Spiders were originally scheduled to play on Wednesday afternoon, but the match was rescheduled due to weather.

The Spiders narrowly took the doubles point to open the match.  UNCG’s pair of Masey DeMoss (Mayodan, N.C./McMichael) and Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) notched a 6-3 victory at No. 3 doubles.  Alice Taylor (Cambridge, Great Britain/UMBC) and Yasmin Franco (Largo, Fla./Indian Rocks Christian) dropped a hard-fought match at No. 1, 7-6 (1). 

Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N../Shelby) notched one of UNCG’s two victories at No. 5 singles.  Bridges earned a 7-6 (1), 6-3 victory.  Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 6 singles over Kelsey Williams.

Singles competition

1. Dessislava Zlateva (RICHMOND) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 0-6, 6-2, 7-5

2. Gaby Rosales (RICHMOND) def. Sarah Swiderski (UNCG) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4

3. Lea Owens (RICHMOND) def. Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-7 (4-0), 6-2, 7-6 (5-0)

4. Kiana Marshall (RICHMOND) def. Yasmin Franco (UNCG) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

5. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) def. Brittany Boys (RICHMOND) 7-6 (1-0), 6-3

6. Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Kelsey Williams (RICHMOND) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Gaby Rosales/Brittany Boys (RICHMOND) def. Alice Taylor/Yasmin Franco (UNCG) 7-6 (1-0)

2. Kiana Marshall/Lyndell Giffenig (RICHMOND) def. Nancy Bridges/Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-3

3. Masey DeMoss/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Lea Owens/Dessislava Zlateva (RICHMOND) 6-3

Match Notes:

UNCG 1-5

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,5,2,4,1,3)

UNCG returns to the court Thursday, Feb. 23rd as they host the UNCW Seahawks at 1:00 p.m.


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