Corinne Blythe earned points in the singles and doubles competitions as UNCG fell to USC Upstate
Corinne Blythe earned points in the singles and doubles competitions as UNCG fell to USC Upstate

Women's Tennis Wraps up Spring Break Trip at USC Upstate 03-18-2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG women’s tennis wrapped up its spring break trip Saturday afternoon at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex.  The Blue and Gold fell 4-3 to USC Upstate.  Over spring break, UNCG also played Flagler College and the University of North Florida. With the loss, UNCG falls to 1-13 on the season. USC Upstate improves to 2-13. 

UNCG narrowly dropped the doubles competition.  Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) and Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) defeated Eduarda Ferreira and Morgan Dodd, 6-0.  Blaine Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga./Saint Pius X) and Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) fell, 7-6 (5-0) at No. 2. UNCG was defeated 6-4 at No. 1 doubles and were unable to earn the point. 

UNCG and USC Upstate split the singles competition, with each team winning three matches.  Alice Taylor (Cambridge, Great Britain/UMBC) defeated Vale Zarama at No. 3, 7-6 (3-0), 6-0.  Adams and Boaz followed suit, taking the No. 4 and No. 5 competitions.  Adams defeated Taylor Dodd, 6-2, 6-4.  Boaz handled Ferreira, 6-3, 6-3.  Masey DeMoss (Mayodan, N.C./McMichael) and Bridges each suffered three-set losses at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. 

Singles competition

1. Filippa Ericson (UPST) def. Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

2. Carol Sigaki (UPST) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

3. Alice Taylor (UNCG) def. Vale Zarama (UPST) 7-6 (3-0), 6-0

4. Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Taylor Dodd (UPST) 6-2, 6-4

5. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) def. Eduarda Ferreira (UPST) 6-3, 6-3

6. Morgan Dodd (UPST) def. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Carol Sigaki/Vale Zarama (UPST) def. Alice Taylor/Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-4

2. Filippa Ericson/Taylor Dodd (UPST) def. Blaine Boaz/Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 7-6 (5-0)

3. Corinne Blythe/Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Eduarda Ferreira/Morgan Dodd (UPST) 6-0

Match Notes:

UNCG 1-13

USC Upstate 2-13

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

The women’s tennis team is back in action next Saturday as it hosts Wofford in Southern Conference action beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the UNCG Tennis Courts


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