GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two days after emerging with a 4-3 victory over Davidson, the UNCG women’s tennis team returns to action when it hosts James Madison on Friday, March 22. With high winds expected in the Triad the 2 p.m. match has been moved to the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center.
The Spartans (5-9) head into the match with the opportunity to claim back-to-back wins for the second time this season and first since posting a series of victories against Northern Colorado (March 6) and Colorado State (March 7).
James Madison (8-6) has won three of its last four matches, including back-to-back wins against Towson (March 15) and Richmond (March 17). The Dukes are 3-5 on the road this season, last winning in Hamilton, Ohio against Miami (OH) on Feb. 8.
SPARTANS EDGE DAVIDSON FOR THIRD HOME WIN
UNCG freshman Erika Barquero prevailed in a three-set battle against Gabrielle Centenari by scores of 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to help the Spartan women’s tennis team earn a 4-3 victory over visiting Davidson on Wednesday, March 20. The victory marks UNCG’s fifth of the season and third at home.
Barquero was one of three Spartans to claim a singles victory along with Emily Ory, who came through with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Nicole Krykanov. Nancy Bridges also clawed out a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Davidson’s Megan Scholvinck in the battle of No. 1 seeds.
Davidson (8-7) picked up its first single wins by Samanta Armas, who downed Brianna Gomez 6-4, 6-3. The second Wildcat point came from Alexandra Abele, who completed a 6-2, 7-5 win over Sophia Adams. The final Davidson point of the afternoon came when Elizabeth Truluck posted a 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6-2) win over Eugenia Camacho.
UNCG put together a dominating performance in doubles as the team of Adams / Camacho claimed a 7-5 win over Mira Gladstone / Alyssa Hahn. The doubles point was clinched as the duo of Bridges / Barquero emerged 7-6 (6-4) in the clash with Scholvinck / Truluck. The Spartans completed their sweep of doubles as Ory / Gomez came through with a 7-6 victory against Abele / Adams.