LYNCHBURG, Va. – UNCG women’s tennis suffered a 5-2 loss to the Liberty Flames Saturday afternoon at the Crosswhite Athletic Club. UNCG falls to 3-4 on the season and the Flames improve to 5-5.
Competition started with the Flames taking the doubles point. UNCG fell in all three matches, with Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) and Blaine Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga./Saint Pius X) playing competitive but falling 6-5 (7-3) at No. 2.
Singles play saw Liberty jump out to a 4-0 lead after winning at No. 3, 2 and 4. Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) got the Spartans on the board with a 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rebekah Anderson at No. 5. UNCG dropped the matchup at No. 1 before Brianna Gomez (Miami, Fla./John A. Ferguson) closed the match with a tough 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (10-7) win over Evangeline Crist at No. 6 to earn UNCG’s second point.
- BONGART, Ashley (LIBERTY) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
- MEDINA, Maria (LIBERTY) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 6-4, 6-4
- SOARES, Lara (LIBERTY) def. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 7-5, 6-2
- DOLLAR, Anna (LIBERTY) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
- Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. ANDERSON, Rebekah (LIBERTY) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
- Brianna Gomez (UNCG) def. CRIST, Evangeline (LIBERTY) 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (10-7)
- CRIST, Evangeline/DOLLAR, Anna (LIBERTY) def. Alice Taylor/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 6-4
- MEDINA, Maria/SOARES, Lara (LIBERTY) def. Nancy Bridges/Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-5 (7-3)
- ANDERSON, Rebekah/HASHIGUCHI, Grace (LIBERTY) def. Sophia Adams/Brianna Gomez (UNCG) 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,2,4,5,1,6)
The Spartans are back in action next Friday, March 9th as they head to Charleston Southern at 11 a.m.