No. 70 Women's Tennis Beats Georgia Southern, 5-2 03-29-2013

STATESBORO, Ga. – The No. 70 nationally-ranked UNCG women's tennis team advanced its conference record to 6-1 after beating Georgia Southern, 5-2 Saturday, March 30 in Statesboro, Ga. The Blue and Gold hold an overall 10-5 record this season.

"It was good to get a win against a tough Georgia Southern team after our tough loss to Charleston," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "We hope to get back to our winning ways soon."

The Spartans snatched the doubles point after winning all three matches against the Eagles.

At No 3, sophomore Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) and junior Dilara Yurtkuran (Istanbul, Turkey / Gunes Koleji) took down Jordana Klein and Caitlin Kitchen, 8-3.

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 a close 9-7 match against Natalie Maffett and Stephanie Woods.

Seniors Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) and Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) battled Paola Garrido and Mary Phillips Smith at No. 1 and came out on top, 9-7.

In singles play, Falcon picked up an easy win at No. 5 against Maffett, 6-0, 6-2, before Gammie won in a quick two sets, 6-2, 6-2 against Francisca Norregaard at No. 6.

Whitehead clinched the match at No. 3 singles when she beat Woods, 6-4, 7-5.

Wilkins dropped her match at No. 1 to Garrido, 6-1, 7-5, before Yurtkuran fell to Klein at No. 2, 6-4, 6-1.

Rios fought in three sets to win 4-6, 7-5, 10-6 against Smith.

UNCG will return to action Tuesday, April 2 to host Appalachian State at the UNCG tennis courts at 2 p.m.


UNCG vs Georgia Southern Mar 30, 2013 at Georgia Southern University

(Hanner Tennis Complex)

#70 UNCG 5, Georgia Southern 2


Singles Competition

1. Paola Garrido (GSUW) def. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) 6-1, 7-5

2. Jordana Klein (GSUW) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) 6-4, 6-1

3. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Stephanie Woods (GSUW) 6-4, 7-5

4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. M. Phillips Smith (GSUW) 4-6, 7-5, 10-6

5. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Natalie Maffett (GSUW) 6-0, 6-2

6. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. F. Norregaard (GSUW) 6-2, 6-2


Doubles Competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins/Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Paola Garrido/M. Phillips Smith (GSUW) 9-7

2. Annette Rios/Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. Natalie Maffett/Stephanie Woods (GSUW) 8-6

3. Stephanie Falcon/Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Jordana Klein/Caitlin Kitchen (GSUW) 8-3


Match Notes:

UNCG 10-5 (6-1 SoCon); National ranking #70

Georgia Southern 6-10 (2-5 SoCon)

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

Official: 3:25

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