Corinne Blythe Earned UNCG's point as the Spartans were eliminated by the Mercer Bears, 4-1 in the SoCon Tournament hosted by Wofford College
Corinne Blythe Earned UNCG's point as the Spartans were eliminated by the Mercer Bears, 4-1 in the SoCon Tournament hosted by Wofford College
Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Tim Cowie

Women's Tennis Eliminated from SoCon Tournament After Loss to Mercer

UNCGSpartans.com 04-21-2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG women’s tennis suffered a 4-1 loss to the Mercer Bears Friday afternoon at the Reeves Tennis Center on the campus of Wofford College.  The Spartans dropped the doubles competition and could won No. 6 singles but could not take the match.  UNCG is eliminated from the SoCon Tournament and finishes the 2017 season 3-19. 

The pair of Blaine Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga./Saint Pius X) and Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) earned a 6-4 victory over the pair of Katie Sidor and Haley Powell at No. 2.  Boaz and Bridges finish the 2017 season at 9-9.  Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) and Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) dropped No. 3 to Christie Cesarini and Marie Mottet, 6-4. Masey DeMoss (Mayodan, N.C./McMichael) and Alice Taylor (Cambridge, Great Britain/UMBC) played tough at No. 1, but fell 7-5 as UNCG was unable to take the doubles point.

In singles action, Blythe earned the Spartan point.  Blythe defeated Andrea Peteau, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 6. UNCG fell in straight sets at No. 3, 4 and 5 and ultimately fell in the match.  Taylor earned a win in her first set but was trailing in the second set as her match went unfinished.  DeMoss played Katia Stravroulaki tough in two sets as her match at No. 1 also went unfinished.

Singles competition

1. Katia Stravroulaki (MER) vs. Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 7-6 (7-4), 4-3, unfinished

2. Grace Korta (MER) vs. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 3-6, 3-4, unfinished

3. Katie Sidor (MER) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-4, 6-4

4. Marie Mottet (MER) def. Sophia Adams (UNCG) 6-4, 6-1

5. Haley Powell (MER) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-0, 7-5

6. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Andrea Peteu (MER) 6-3, 6-3

 Doubles competition

1. Katia Stravroulaki/Grace Korta (MER) def. Masey DeMoss/Alice Taylor (UNCG) 7-5

2. Blaine Boaz/Nancy Bridges (UNCG) def. Katie Sidor/Haley Powell (MER) 6-4

3. Christie Cesarini/Marie Mottet (MER) def. Sophia Adams/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 6-4

Match Notes:

UNCG 3-19, 2-5 SoCon

Mercer University 14-8, 4-3 SoCon

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

T-2:10 A-111

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