Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Carlos Morales

Gomez wins her 11th-Straight Match as Women's Tennis Falls to ETSU

UNCGSpartans.com 03-18-2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women’s tennis took on the ETSU Bucs for the second Southern Conference match of the weekend at the UNCG Tennis Courts Sunday afternoon. Brianna Gomez (Miami, Fla./John A. Ferguson) notched her 11th singles victory of the season, earning a straight-set win for UNCG’s lone point as the Spartans fell 6-1. UNCG falls to 4-8 on the season and evens its SoCon record to 0-2. ETSU improves to 6-9 and 2-1 in league play.

ETSU got the match started with a 2-1 win to take the doubles point. Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) and Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) defeated Alejandra Morales and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga, 6-2 at No. 3, but UNCG couldn’t get a win at No. 1 or No. 2, falling 6-2, 6-4, respectively.

Gomez tied the match up in the singles competition with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Jayde Viccars at No. 6. ETSU answered and clinched the match, defeating Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby), 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1, Alice Taylor (Cambridge, Great Britain/UMBC), 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 and Blythe at No. 4, 7-6, 6-3. Blaine Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga./Saint Pius X) played tough at No. 5, taking Yi Chi Ma to three sets, but fell 7-5, 6-1, 6-0.

Singles competition

  1. Alory Pereira (ETSU) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-4, 6-4
  2. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 6-3, 6-4
  3. Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Sophia Adams (UNCG) 7-6, 6-3
  4. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 7-6, 6-3
  5. Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 7-5, 1-6, 6-0
  6. Brianna Gomez (UNCG) def. Jayde Viccars (ETSU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition

  1. Ioanna Markesini/Alory Pereira (ETSU) def. Blaine Boaz/Alice Taylor (UNCG) 6-2
  2. Melissa Esguerra/Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) def. Nancy Bridges/Emily Ory (UNCG) 6-4
  3. Sophia Adams/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Alejandra Morales/Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) 6-2

Match Notes:

ESTU Women's Tennis 6-9, 2-1 SoCon

UNCG Women's Tennis 4-8, 0-2 SoCon

The Spartans are back in action Tuesday at 1 p.m. in a nonconference matchup with the Appalachian State Mountaineers in Boone.

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