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No. 70 Women's Tennis Heads to College of Charleston, then Georgia Southern

Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
         
Release: March 28, 2013
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 GREENSBORO, N.C. – The No. 70-ranked UNCG women's tennis program continues Southern Conference play when it heads down to Charleston, S.C. to take on the College of Charleston Friday, March 29, at 1 p.m., before heading further south to face Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga. Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. 

"We have two conference matches this weekend and we are preparing for them accordingly," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "One at a time. Each one the next step in our quest for a conference championship." 

The Blue and Gold are coming off of a 6-1 victory against Davidson improving their record to 9-4 for the season so far. The Spartans hold an undefeated 5-0 record in the SoCon. 

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 doubles, 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. 

The College of Charleston (11-9, 3-1 SoCon) is coming off of their first SoCon loss of the season after falling to No. 68-ranked Elon, 5-2. 

Georgia Southern Women's Tennis holds a 6-8 record and are 2-4 in the SoCon after dropping a their match, 5-2, against Elon.

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