No. 65 Women's Tennis Downs Davidson, 6-1 03-23-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The No. 65 nationally ranked UNCG women's tennis team added another victory to its perfect 5-0 SoCon record when they beat Davidson Sunday, March 24 at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center. 

"It was good to get back on the court to get a win," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "We have to concentrate on our work and intensity and we will always have a chance to be successful."

The Spartans swept in doubles when they went 3-0 to win the match point. 

Seniors Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) and Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) defeated Brites Moniz-Soares and Elaina Cummer at No. 1, 8-5. 

Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) teamed up with sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) at No. 2 to win 8-5 against Stephani Synn and Nisha Crouser. 

At No 3, sophomore Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) and junior Dilara Yurtkuran (Istanbul, Turkey / Gunes Koleji) beat Catherine Wood and Frizzi Bschorer, 8-4. 

In singles play, Wilkins won an easy 6-1, 6-4 match at No. 1 against Moniz-Soares, while Yurtkuran made a comeback after being down in the first set to take down Cummer at No. 2, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3. 

Whitehead also fell in the first set before she won the next two sets to win her match at No. 3 against Synn, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. 

Rios fought in three sets at No. 4 but fell to Crouser, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

At No. 5, Falcon beat Bschorer in a quick 6-4, 6-0 match, while Gammie picked up an easy 6-2, 6-2 victory against Blake Nickles. 

UNCG (No. 65) holds a 9-4 record this season and are 5-0 in the SoCon. The Spartans will return to action when they travel to Charleston, S.C. to face the College of Charleston Friday, March 29 at 1 p.m.   


Davidson vs UNCG

March 24, 2013 at UNCG

#65 UNCG 6, Davidson 1


Singles competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) 6-1, 6-4

2. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Elaina Cummer (DAV) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3

3. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Stephani Synn (DAV) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

4. Nisha Crouser (DAV) def. Annette Rios (UNCG) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

5. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Frizzi Bschorer (DAV) 6-4, 6-0

6. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. Blake Nickles (DAV) 6-2, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins/Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Brites Moniz-Soares/Elaina Cummer (DAV) 8-5

2. Annette Rios/Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. Stephani Synn/Nisha Crouser (DAV) 8-5

3. Stephanie Falcon/Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Catherine Wood/Frizzi Bschorer (DAV) 8-4


Match Notes:

Davidson 7-5, 0-3 SoCon

UNCG 9-4, 5-0 SoCon; National ranking #65

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