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Women's Tennis Advances Past Appalachian State in SoCon Quarterfinals, 4-0

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Release: April 18, 2013
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ELON, N.C. – The UNCG women's tennis team advances to the semi-finals round in the Southern Conference tournament after shutting out Appalachian State, 4-0 in Elon, N.C. Friday, April 19.

"We played well today," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "One through six was as consistent as we've been all year. We look to carry that good momentum into the semis."

Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) led the Spartans with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Jennifer Ansari at No. 4 singles.

Classmate Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) picked up a quick 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 3 against Brianna Armellino.

Senior Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) fought at No. 1 to take down Ellie Linsell, 6-3, 6-4.

At No. 2, junior Dilara Yurtkuran (Istanbul, Turkey / Gunes Koleji) clinched the match when she defeated Clare Cox, 7-5, 7-2.

UNCG advances to the semi-finals where they'll face No. 1 seed College of Charleston Saturday, April 20 at Elon 10 a.m.

Apr 19, 2013 at Elon Tennis Courts
UNCG 4, Appalachian State 1

Singles competition
1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Ellie Linsell (APP) 6-3, 6-4
2. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Clare Cox (APP) 7-5, 6-2
3. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Brianna Armellino (APP) 6-2, 6-3
4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Jennifer Ansari (APP) 6-2, 6-0
5. Jessica Thaggard (APP) def. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) 7-5, 3-2
6. Gabriela Celi (APP) vs. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) no result

Doubles competition

Match Notes:
Appalachian State 14-9, 6-4 UNCG 14-6, 8-2

Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (4,3,1,2) 

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