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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) registered a doubles win and cleaned up at No. 4 singles to help secure two points in the loss to Western Carolina Saturday afternoon. The Spartans fall to 3-7 and open Southern Conference play 0-1. Western Carolina falls to 6-5 and 0-1 in league play. After originally earning the win, Western Carolina protest the match and it was ruled that UNCG must forfeit the match at No. 6, therefore giving the Catamounts the victory. 

The Spartans got on the board first, winning at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take the first point. Blaine Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga./Saint Pius X) teamed with Alice Taylor (Cambridge, Great Britain/UMBC) to earn a 6-4 win at No. 1. Adams paired with Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) to defeat Carli Deehr and Caitlin Ward, 6-3 at No. 3 to earn the first point.

Adams kept rolling as she defeated Savannah Taranto, 6-0, 6-1 to earn UNCG’s second point of the afternoon at No. 4 singles. Western Carolina got on the board with a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 2, but Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) secured the victory with a 7-6, 6-2 win at No. 1. UNCG dropped the matches at No. 3 and No. 5, and after WCU protested the Spartan lineup, they earned the forfeit victory at No. 6. 

Singles competition

  1. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) def. Jordan Strickland (WCU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
  2. Jordyn King (WCU) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 6-0, 6-4
  3. Lauren McCall (WCU) def. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 7-5, 6-3
  4. Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Savannah Taranto (WCU) 6-0, 6-1
  5. Alexa Webb (WCU) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 7-6, 1-6, 10-2
  6. Carli Deehr (WCU) def. Brianna Gomez (UNCG), by forfeit

Doubles competition

  1. Blaine Boaz/Alice Taylor (UNCG) def. Jordan Strickland/Savannah Taranto (WCU) 6-4
  2. Jordyn King/Lauren McCall (WCU) def. Nancy Bridges/Emily Ory (UNCG) 6-4
  3. Sophia Adams/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Carli Deehr/Caitlin Ward (WCU) 6-3

Match Notes:

Western Carolina 7-4, 1-0 SoCon

UNCG Women's Tennis 3-7, 0-1 SoCon

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

The women’s tennis team is back in action tomorrow at 1 p.m. as they host the ETSU Bucs at the UNCG Tennis Courts.