Women’s Tennis Set for Southern Conference Tournament Friday
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women’s tennis hits the road for the Southern Conference Tournament tomorrow afternoon. The Spartans earned the six-seed in the tournament after finishing the 2017 regular season 3-18, and 2-5 in the Southern Conference. UNCG faces off with the three-seed Mercer Bears at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at the Reeves Tennis Center, hosted by Wofford College. Mercer enters at 13-8 and 4-3 in the SoCon.
Earlier this season, UNCG hosted the Bears at the UNCG Tennis Courts. UNCG fell to the Bears 5-2, taking the doubles point and getting a win from Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) at No. 6 singles.
The Spartans are led by Southern Conference All-Freshman honoree Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute). Adams has gone 8-7 this season and was 5-2 in SoCon play. Adams finished the regular season playing at No. 4 singles where she has earned a 5-3 record. Adams enters the tournament having won her last two matches.
Masey DeMoss (Mayodan, N.C./McMichael) took over at No. 1 singles midway through the season. DeMoss has earned a 2-7 record at No. 1, but has gone 3-4 in SoCon action. Alice Taylor (Cambridge, Great Britain/UMBC) split time at No. 1 and No. 2 singles this season, earning a 7-13 record. Taylor has gone 2-5 in SoCon play, earning wins in matches against Western Carolina and Wofford.
No. 3 singles is held down by Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby). Bridges has gone 7-12 this season and 2-5 in SoCon play. Bridges earned SoCon victories against Western Carolina and Samford. Adams works at No. 4 and is backed up by Blaine Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga./Saint Pius X) at No. 5. Boaz has earned a 4-11 record and has also noted a pair of SoCon wins. Blythe finished out the season playing at No. 6 singles where she has earned a win in the dual match with Mercer.
Taylor and DeMoss have teamed up to play at No. 1 doubles. The pair has gone 1-11, earning a 6-3 victory over the No. 1 team from Charlotte. Boaz and Bridges have notched seven wins, playing at No. 2 doubles. Boaz and Bridges went 4-3 in SoCon play, notching victories over ETSU, Wofford, Chattanooga and Mercer. Adams and Blythe have teamed to earn a 6-5 record at No. 3 doubles. The pair enters having won five SoCon matches and have won its last two.
UNCG women’s tennis takes on the Mercer Bears Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the Reeves Tennis Center, hosted by Wofford College in the first round of the SoCon Tournament.