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MACON, Ga. – UNCG women’s tennis dropped a 5-2 matchup with the Mercer Bears in Macon Saturday afternoon. The Spartans had a chance to take four of the six singles matches, taking the final two matches to three sets but could not pull out the victory. UNCG falls to 3-12 with the loss and 0-4 in Southern Conference play. Mercer improves to 8-10 and 1-3 in SoCon action.

Mercer got the action going by taking two of three doubles matches to earn the first point. The Bears finished with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 before the pair of Alice Taylor and Sophia Adams earned a 6-2 win at No. 3.

Singles play saw the Spartans earn wins at No. 3 and No. 4, but fell in a pair of three-set matches at No. 5 and No. 6. Adams earned a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win at No. 3 with Brianna Gomez continuing to play well in her freshman season, earning a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Grace Korta at No. 4. UNCG’s Corinne Blythe and Blaine Boaz played tough at No. 5 and No. 6, forcing third sets in each, but each came up short.

Singles competition

  1. Katie Sidor (MER) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-3, 6-3
  2. Marie Mottet (MER) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 7-5, 6-3
  3. Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Celine Schepers (MER) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
  4. Brianna Gomez (UNCG) def. Grace Korta (MER) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
  5. Maeva Roquebert (MER) def. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
  6. Lucia Gutierrez (MER) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Grace Korta/Katie Sidor (MER) def. Blaine Boaz/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 6-3
  2. Christie Cesarini/Celine Schepers (MER) def. Emily Ory/Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-2
  3. Alice Taylor/Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Anna Sovic/Marie Mottet (MER) 6-3

Match Notes:

UNCG Women's Tennis 3-12, 0-4 SoCon

Mercer Women's Tennis 8-10, 1-1 SoCon

The Spartans are back in action tomorrow as they head to Birmingham, Alabama for a matchup with the Samford Bulldogs.