Sophia Adams Earned victories in doubles and singles play as UNCG came from behind to defeat Western Carolina Saturday afternoon
Sophia Adams Earned victories in doubles and singles play as UNCG came from behind to defeat Western Carolina Saturday afternoon
Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Tim Cowie

Adams Wins Two as Women's Tennis Comes From Behind to Defeat Western Carolina 04-01-2017

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.

Singles competition

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

Doubles competition

1. Savannah Taranto/Alexa Webb (WCU) def. Masey DeMoss/Alice Taylor (UNCG) 6-2

2. Lauren McCall/Jordan Strickland (WCU) def. Nancy Bridges/Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-2

3. Corinne Blythe/Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Elizabeth Ansari/Madison Riley (WCU) 7-5

Match Notes:

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.


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