Ellis Leads Women’s Tennis on Day two at Wake Invite.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sophomore Amy Ellis (Cheshire, Great Brittian/Newcastle Under Lyme School) went 2-0 reaching the finals of the D-singles flight leading UNCG women’s tennis on day two at the Wake Forest Invitational Saturday.
In singles, Ellis improved to 3-0 in singles play with two victories Saturday against Ekin Gunaysu (Winthrop), 6-2, 6-2 and a three set victory versus Davidson’s Jenna Brunner, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
Freshman Yasmin Franco (Largo, Fla./Indian Rocks Christian) went 1-1 on day two making the semifinals of the C-Singles flight. Franco defeated Stetson’s Eveline Lepinay, 6-4, 6-1. In the semifinals, Franco fell to Kasey Gardiner (Wake Forest), 6-3, 6-4.
Junior Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga./Walton) took down Charlotte’s Natsuko Takayanagi, 6-2, 6-0 in straight sets.
Sophomore Jamie Grinberg (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) fell short in a three set match against Gabrielle Wreder (Appalachian State), 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-2. Grinberg forced a third set after winning the second 6-3.
Freshman Masey DeMoss (Mayodan, N.C./McMichael) lost to Wake Forest’s Karen Forman in three sets, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Alisha Burton (Charlotte, N.C./Zebulon B. Vance) lost a tough match in three sets to Briana Bodner (Charlotte), 5-7, 7-2, 7-6 (7-4).
In doubles, Franco and Grinberg defeated Campbell’s Chernaya/Gaigher, 8-4 in the fifth-place match of the A-doubles flight.
Sophomore Asha Iyengar (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) and Burton picked up a victory against Amrani/Aguado (Winthrop), 8-3.
UNCG finishes play at the Wake Forest Invitational Sunday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
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