Sophia Adams earned wins in singles and doubles as the Spartans tell to ETSU, 4-3 Saturday afternoon
Sophia Adams earned wins in singles and doubles as the Spartans tell to ETSU, 4-3 Saturday afternoon
Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Tim Cowie

Women's Tennis Falls to ETSU; Earns No. 6 Seed in SoCon Tournament 04-15-2017

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – UNCG women’s tennis dropped a 4-3 decision to the ETSU Buccaneers Saturday afternoon in Johnson City.  The Spartans fall to 3-18 overall and 2-5 in the Southern Conference.  ETSU improves to 12-5 and 6-1 in the SoCon.  UNCG has earned the No. 6 seed in the Southern Conference tournament next weekend in Spartanburg, S.C.

UNCG took the doubles point taking No. 2 and No. 3.  Blaine Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga./Saint Pius X) and Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) defeated Alory Pereira and Yi Chi Ma, 6-2.  Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) and Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) defeated Jayde Viccars and Melissa Esguessa at No. 3, 6-3.

Adams and Blythe continued their winning in the singles portion.  Adams defeated Ma, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4, and Blythe knocked off Viccars to take the point at No. 6.

Singles competition

1. Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-1, 6-0

2. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 6-1, 6-1

3. Alory Pereira (ETSU) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

4. Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) 6-4, 6-4

5. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-0, 6-3

6. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Jayde Viccars (ETSU) 2-2, 99-0

Doubles competition

1. Marina Espana/Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Alice Taylor/Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-0

2. Blaine Boaz/Nancy Bridges (UNCG) def. Alory Pereira/Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) 6-2

3. Sophia Adams/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Jayde Viccars/Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) 6-3

Match Notes:

UNCG 3-18

East Tennessee State 12-5

UNCG is back in action Friday, April 21st at 3:00 p.m. against the Mercer Bears at 3:00 p.m.


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