Women's Tennis Falls to ETSU; Earns No. 6 Seed in SoCon Tournament
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – UNCG women’s tennis dropped a 4-3 decision to the ETSU Buccaneers Saturday afternoon in Johnson City. The Spartans fall to 3-18 overall and 2-5 in the Southern Conference. ETSU improves to 12-5 and 6-1 in the SoCon. UNCG has earned the No. 6 seed in the Southern Conference tournament next weekend in Spartanburg, S.C.
UNCG took the doubles point taking No. 2 and No. 3. Blaine Boaz (Dunwoody, Ga./Saint Pius X) and Nancy Bridges (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) defeated Alory Pereira and Yi Chi Ma, 6-2. Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute) and Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) defeated Jayde Viccars and Melissa Esguessa at No. 3, 6-3.
Adams and Blythe continued their winning in the singles portion. Adams defeated Ma, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4, and Blythe knocked off Viccars to take the point at No. 6.
1. Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 6-1, 6-1
3. Alory Pereira (ETSU) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-4, 6-7, 6-1
4. Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-0, 6-3
6. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Jayde Viccars (ETSU) 2-2, 99-0
1. Marina Espana/Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) def. Alice Taylor/Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-0
2. Blaine Boaz/Nancy Bridges (UNCG) def. Alory Pereira/Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) 6-2
3. Sophia Adams/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Jayde Viccars/Melissa Esguerra (ETSU) 6-3
East Tennessee State 12-5
UNCG is back in action Friday, April 21st at 3:00 p.m. against the Mercer Bears at 3:00 p.m.