No. 70 Women's Tennis Falls to No, 75 College of Charleston 03-28-2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The No. 70-ranked UNCG women's tennis team lost in a tough match to the College of Charleston, 7-0, Friday, March 29. 

The Spartans dropped the doubles match point when they lost two out of three matches against Charleston. 

Seniors Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) and Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) picked up the lone win for the Blue and Gold at No. 1 beating Kelly Kambourelis and Jenny Falcone, 8-5. 

Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) and  sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) fought in a close match against Christin Newman and Samantha Maddox, but lost 8-6 at No. 2 doubles. 

At No 3, sophomore Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) and junior Dilara Yurtkuran (Istanbul, Turkey / Gunes Koleji) lost 8-3 to Irene Viana and Olivia McMillan. 

In singles play, Wilkins dueled Newman but fell, 6-4, 2-6, 10-6 at No. 1, while Yurtkuran lost to Kambourelis at No. 2, 6-3, 6-1.

Whitehead dropped her match at No. 3 against Broom McAmis, 6-0, 6-2. Rios fought in three sets at No. 4, but fell to Falcone, 4-6, 6-4, 10-4. 

At No. 5, Falcon was defeated by Maddox, 6-2, 6-3, while Gammie lost at No. 6 to McMillan, 7-5, 6-1. 

UNCG (9-5, 5-1) returns to action Saturday, March 30 when they face Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga. at 1 p.m.


UNCG vs College of Charleston

Mar 29, 2013 at CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point

#75 College of Charleston 7, #70 UNCG 0


Singles Competition

1. Christin Newman (COFC) def. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) 6-4, 2-6, 10-6

2. Kelly Kambourelis (COFC) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) 6-3, 6-1

3. Brooke McAmis (COFC) def. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) 6-0, 6-2

4. Jenny Falcone (COFC) def. Annette Rios (UNCG) 4-6, 6-4, 10-4

5. Samantha Maddox (COFC) def. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) 6-2, 6-3

6. Olivia McMillan (COFC) def. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) 7-5, 6-1


Doubles Competition

1. Alex Whitehead/Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Kelly Kambourelis/Jenny Falcone (COFC) 8-5

2. Christin Newman/Samantha Maddox (COFC) def. Kayla Gammie/Annette Rios (UNCG) 8-6

3. Irene Viana/Olivia McMillan (COFC) def. Dilara Yurtkuran/Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) 8-3


Match Notes:

UNCG 9-5; National ranking #70 College of Charleston 12-8; National ranking #75

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,2,5,6,4,1)

T-3:32 A-6

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