Niltooli Wilkins Named Blue Chip Performer
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women's tennis senior Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn./Homeschooled) has been named this week's Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina after going a perfect 4-0 in singles and doubles at the Wake Forest Invitational over the weekend. The Blue Chip Performer is chosen weekly from all sports in season and will run through the 2012-13 UNCG athletics campaign.
Wilkins picked up the A Singles flight tournament title after defeating Antonia Kolovou (ETSU), 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4) in the championship match. Wilkins took down three other opponents along the way in Anna Ekelund from Charlotte, 6-0, 6-3, Ellie Linsell (App. State), 7-6, 6-3 and Karolina Chernaya (Campbell), 6-1, 6-1.
Wilkins also partnered with senior Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia/Star of the Sea College) to win the Doubles A flight against Wake Forest's Kathryn Talbert and Kasey Gardiner, 8-4. The duo also defeated three other teams including West Virginia's Hailey Barret and Itkttesh Chahal, 8-5, an easy 8-0 win against Elon's Bryn Khoury and Barbora Lazarova and an 8-4 victory against Giovanna Portiolli and Alice Garcia from Winthrop.
Wilkins and the Spartans return to action this weekend in the Duckworth Fall Family Classic.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 4 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Sept. 10 – Katherine Santiago, Volleyball
Sept. 17 – Abraham Kemboi and Chelsea Sumney, Cross Country
Sept. 24 – Fanny Cnops, Women's Golf
Oct. 1 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Oct. 8 – Niltooli Wilkins, Women's Tennis
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