Women's Tennis Falls to Furman, 4-3

UNCGSpartans.com 04-05-2013

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The women's tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Furman Saturday, April 6 in Greenville, N.C., setting the Spartans back to an 11-6 record this season and 7-2 in the SoCon.

"Great fight today," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "We came up short on the doubles point and we had to play from behind all day. We almost pulled it off. I'm very proud of the girls and how they battled today."

The Spartans fell behind in doubles winning one out of three matches.

Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) and sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) picked up the lone doubles win against Michele Stanford and Amanda Murray at No. 2, 8-4.

Seniors Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) and Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) dropped their match at No. 1 against Lauren Kline and Alex Moreno-Kaste, 8-6.

At No. 3, sophomore Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) and junior Dilara Yurtkuran (Istanbul, Turkey / Gunes Koleji) fell in a close 9-8 (7-3) match to Margaret Boyette and Kelly Sullivan.

Yurtkuran lost 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 to Moreno-Kaste, before Gammie fell to Boyette at No. 6, 6-3, 6-3.

Falcon picked up an easy 6-4, 6-1 win against Murray at No. 5.

Whitehead fought in a tough three sets, but dropped her match at No. 3 against Kathrine Oudin, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

At No. 4, Rios took down Stanford in a hard-fought third-set tiebreaker, 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7), before Wilkins won her match against Kline at No. 1, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

UNCG will continue SoCon play when they travel to Spartanburg, S.C. to play Wofford Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m.


UNCG vs Furman

Apr 6, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
Furman 4, UNCG 3

Singles Competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) 6-0, 6-2

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)

5. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-4, 6-1

6. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles Competition
1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Alex Whitehead/Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) 8-6

2. Kayla Gammie/Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) 8-4

3. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Stephanie Falcon/Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) 9-8 (7-3)


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

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