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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro women’s tennis team earned three singles victories, but a late rally by visiting Appalachian State proved to be the difference as the Mountaineers claimed a 4-3 win at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday, Feb. 16.

UNCG claimed the first doubles win of the afternoon as the combination of Nancy Bridges / Brianna Gomez completed a 6-0 triumph over Heidi Swope / Maria Jose Zacarias. The Mountaineers (3-1) answered when the No. 2 team comprised of Sandra Angelsjo / Teodora Sevo earned a 6-0 win over Erika Barquero / Emily Ory. Appalachian’s duo of Kate Earnhardt / Rebecca Morse solidified the first point of the match with a decisive 6-2 win over Sophia Adams / Tayah Cross.

With its attention turned to singles, UNCG quickly tied the match at one-all when Bridges claimed a 7-5, 6-4 win over Sevo. The Spartans added their second point following a 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 win by Adams, who faced Zacarias in a clash of No. 3 seeds.

UNCG moved to within one point of the match win when Gomez followed with a victory over Jeannez Daniel by scores of 6-3, 0-6, 6-3. However, back-to-back wins by Earnhardt (6-4, 2-6, 6-3) and Swope (6-0, 6-2) set the stage for an exciting finish. Morse claimed the decisive battle of the fifth seeds with a 7-6, 6-4 victory against Eugenia Camacho, resulting in the Appalachian State win.

The Spartans now head to North Carolina for their first road match of the season, taking on the Tar Heels at 2p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.