Women's Tennis Beats Wofford, 6-1

UNCGSpartans.com 04-06-2013
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The UNCG women's tennis team defeated the Wofford Terriers, 6-1 Sunday, April 7 advancing its overall record to 12-6 and 8-2 in the SoCon.

"It was good to finish our conference season on a high note," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "Now we are turning our focus on winning the tournament title."

The Blue and Gold picked up the doubles point when they won all three matches.

Seniors Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) and Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) won an easy 8-1 match at No. 1 against Sara Evans and Othilia Lindqvist.

At No. 3, sophomore Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) and junior Dilara Yurtkuran (Istanbul, Turkey / Gunes Koleji) won against Guinn Garcia and Mareli Sanchez 8-6.

Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) and sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) beat Julia Paulson and Lucy Schermerhorn in a close tiebreaker at No. 2, 8-7 (9-7).

In singles play, Gammie won her match at No. 6 against Schermerhorn, 6-4, 6-2, before Falcon defeated Lindqvist at No. 5, 6-0, 6-4.

Rios took down Sanchez in a quick 6-4, 6-2 match at No. 4 to clinch the match, while Wilkins beat Evans at No. 1, 6-2, 6-2.

At No. 2, Yurtkuran outlasted Audrey Coventry, before Whitehead lost in three sets to Paulson at No. 3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.

The Spartans return to action Wednesday, April 10 when they travel to Greenville, N.C. to play East Carolina at 2 p.m.


UNCG Women vs Wofford Women

Apr 07, 2013 at Spartanburg, S.C.

(Reeves Tennis Center)

UNCG Women 6, Wofford Women 1


Singles Competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Sarah Evans (WOFW) 6-2, 6-2

2. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Audrey Coventry (WOFW) 6-4, 6-1

3. Julia Paulson (WOFW) def. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Mareli Sanchez (WOFW) 6-4, 6-2

5. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Othilia Lindqvist (WOFW) 6-0, 6-4

6. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. Lucy Schermerhorn (WOFW) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles Competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins/Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Sarah Evans/Othilia Lindqvist (WOFW) 8-1

2. Annette Rios/Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. Julia Paulson/Lucy Schermerhorn (WOFW) 8-7 (9-7)

3. Stephanie Falcon/Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Guinn Garcia/Mareli Sanchez (WOFW) 8-6


Match Notes:

UNCG Women 12-6, 8-2 SoCon

Wofford Women 5-14, 1-7 SoCon

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


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