Women's Tennis Defeats Appalachian State, 5-2

UNCGSpartans.com 04-01-2013
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women's tennis team took down Southern Conference foe Appalachian State, 5-2 Tuesday, April 2 at the UNCG tennis courts. The Blue and Gold now hold an 11-5 record for the season and are 7-1 in the SoCon.

"Great win for us today," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "We had to come from behind on two courts to finish this match. We fought hard against a very good Appalachian State team. This is the type of match that you can gain a lot of confidence."

The Spartans dominated in doubles when they won all three matches to win the doubles point.

Seniors Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) and Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) defeated Clare Cox and Mackenzie when they won, 8-1 at No. 1.

Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) and sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) teamed up at No. 2 to beat Ellie Linsell and Brianna Armellino, 8-4.

At No. 3, sophomore Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) and junior Dilara Yurtkuran (Istanbul, Turkey / Gunes Koleji) fought to win 8-6 against Gabriela Celi and Jennifer Ansari.

In singles play, Rios picked up the first win easily against Ansari, 6-3, 6-2, while Yurtkuran dropped her match at No. 2 to Cox, 6-4, 6-2.

Falcon fought in three sets at No. 5 to win 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 against Jessica Thaggard, before Whitehead battled Armellino at No. 3 to clinch the match, 6-1, 5-7, 7-5.

Freshman Soumeya Anane (Coventry, Great Britain / Tile Hill Wood School) lost in a tough three sets at No. 6 against Celi, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, before Wilkins concluded the match with a close 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 victory at No. 1 against Linsell.

The Spartans will continue SoCon play when they travel to Greenville, S.C. to face Furman Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m.


Appalachian State vs UNCG Apr 02, 2013 at UNCG

UNCG 5, Appalachian State 2


Singles Competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Ellie Linsell (APP) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

2. Clare Cox (APP) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) 6-4, 6-2

3. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Brianna Armellino (APP) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5

4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Jennifer Ansari (APP) 6-3, 6-2

5. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Jessica Thaggard (APP) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

6. Gabriela Celi (APP) def. Soumeya Anane (UNCG) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3


Doubles Competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins/Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Clare Cox/Mackenzie LaSure (APP) 8-1

2. Kayla Gammie/Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Ellie Linsell/Brianna Armellino (APP) 8-4

3. Stephanie Falcon/Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Gabriela Celi/Jennifer Ansari (APP) 8-6


Match Notes:

Appalachian State 11-7, 3-3 SoCon

UNCG 11-5, 7-1 SoCon

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

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