Adams Wins Two as Women's Tennis Comes From Behind to Defeat Western Carolina
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) earned victories at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles helping UNCG earn a 4-3 victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts Saturday afternoon. UNCG improves to 3-15 overall and 2-3 in the Southern Conference. Western Carolina falls to 11-8 and 0-4 in conference action.
UNCG fell behind after dropping two of the three doubles competition. Adams and partner Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) teamed up to defeat Elizabeth Ansari and Madison Riley, 7-5 at No. 3, preventing the doubles sweep.
The Spartans defeated Western Carolina in the top four positions in the singles competition in order to take the match. Alice Taylor (Cambridge, Great Britain/UMBC) notched UNCG’s first victory of the afternoon, defeating Savannah Taranto, 6-3, 6-1. The Spartans fell behind 3-1 after dropping the matches at No. 5 and No. 6. UNCG scored victories in the final three positions to take the match. Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) defeated Alexa Webb in three sets, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 at No. 3. Adams defeated Madison Riley, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 at No. 4. Masey DeMoss (Mayodan, N.C./McMichael) scored the final victory of the match, helping UNCG earn its second SoCon victory. DeMoss defeated Jordan Strickland, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5.
1. Masey DeMoss (UNCG) def. Jordan Strickland (WCU) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5
2. Alice Taylor (UNCG) def. Savannah Taranto (WCU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) def. Alexa Webb (WCU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
4. Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Madison Riley (WCU) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
5. Elizabeth Ansari (WCU) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-2, 6-4
6. Lauren McCall (WCU) def. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
UNCG 3-15, 2-3 SoCon
Western Carolina 11-8, 0-4 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,6,5,3,4,1)
The women’s tennis team is back in action Wednesday, April 5th as it hosts Davidson at 5:00 p.m. at the UNCG Tennis Courts.