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Bridges Victorious as Spartans Fall to UNCW 02-23-2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women’s tennis dropped a 6-1 decision to the UNCW Seahawks Thursday afternoon at the UNCG Tennis Courts. Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) earned a three-set victory to earn UNCG’s point.  The Spartans fall to 1-6 on the season.  UNCW improves to 4-1.

UNCG dropped the doubles portion of the competition.  Alice Taylor (Cambridge, Great Britain/UMBC) and Yasmin Franco (Largo, Fla./Indian Rocks) fell at No. 1, 7-5.  Masey DeMoss (Mayodan, N.C./McMichael) and Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) dropped No. 3, 7-5.

Bridges notched a three-set victory at No. 5 singles, coming from behind to defeat Laura Gomez, 5-7, 7-6, 12-10. 

Singles competition

1. Madara Straume (UNCW) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 6-0, 6-3

2. Alix Theodossiou (UNCW) def. Sarah Swiderski (UNCG) 6-1, 6-3

3. Annika Sillanpaa (UNCW) def. Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-2, 6-7, 6-4

4. Xandra Fougner (UNCW) def. Yasmin Franco (UNCG) 6-4, 6-3

5. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) def. Laura Gomez (UNCW) 5-7, 7-6, 12-10

6. Sabrina Barisano (UNCW) def. Sophia Adams (UNCG) 7-5, 6-3

 Doubles competition

1. Alix Theodossiou/Annika Sillanpaa (UNCW) def. Alice Taylor/Yasmin Franco (UNCG) 7-5

2. Sabrina Barisano/Madara Straume (UNCW) def. Blaine Boaz/Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-4

3. Laura Gomez/Celeste Matute (UNCW) def. Masey DeMoss/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 7-5

Match Notes:

UNCW 4-1

UNCG 1-5

The Spartans are back in action Saturday at 1:00 p.m. as they host Georgia Southern at the UNCG Tennis Courts.


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