Blythe Earns Singles and Doubles Wins at the Battle at the Beach
CONWAY, S.C. – UNCG women’s tennis took the court for the fourth time this fall Friday afternoon as the team competed at the Battle at the Beach, hosted by Coastal Carolina. Coastal Carolina is hosting four teams for the tournament, playing in a hidden dual style tournament.
The Spartans competed twice in singles, taking on the Campbell Camels and the host Chanticleers. Doubles competition saw the Spartans battle two teams from UNCW, with UNCG’s Brianna Gomez (Miami, Fla./John A. Ferguson) teaming with Campbell’s Alexandra Nicoara to face a Spartan pair.
Against the Camels, The Spartans took three of the seven matches. Sophia Adams (Miami, Fla./TERRA Environmental Institute), Corinne Blythe (Leicestershire, Great Britain/Queenswood School) and Gomez notched straight-set victories at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Adams defeated Lou Regan, 6-3, 6-1. Blythe notched a 6-1, 6-2 win over Isabel Boada and Gomez defeated Lea Cutura, 6-3, 6-4.
Against the Chanticleers, Emily Ory (Lafayette, La./Louisiana Connections Academy) notched the lone Spartan victory. Ory defeated Maria Khomchenko in three sets, 6-0, 2-6, 10-7.
Doubles action against the Seahawks saw the Spartans split its two matches with UNCW. Ory and Blythe combined to defeat Thai Thompson and Xandra Fougner, 6-2. Adams teamed with freshman Tayah Cross (Queensland, Australia/Matthew Flinders Anglican College) and narrowly beat the split pair of Campbell’s Nicoara and UNCG’s Gomez.
UNCG vs. Campbell
- Andrivot (CU) def. Bridges (UNCG) 6-1, 6-4
- Castillo (CU) def. Boaz (UNCG) 6-4, 6-0
- Adams (UNCG) def. Regen (CU) 6-3, 6-1
- Blythe (UNCG) def. Boada (CU) 6-1, 6-2
- Gomez (UNCG) def. Cutura (CU) 6-3, 6-4
- Segarra (CU) def. Ory (UNCG) 7-5, 6-0
- Nicoara (CU) def. Cross (UNCG) 6-1, 6-2
Coastal vs. UNCG
- Cox (CCU) def. Bridges (UNCG) 6-3, 6-5
- Vardanian (CCU) def. Boaz (UNCG) 6-0, 6-3
- Dalla-Bona (CCU) def. Adams (UNCG)7-6, 6-2
- Wall (CCU) def. Blythe (UNCG) 6-1, 6-3
- Bondar (CCU) def. Gomez (UNCG) 6-1, 4-6, 18-16
- Ory (UNCG) def. Khomchenko (CCU) 6-0, 2-6, 10-7
- Mount (CCU) def. McGraw (CU) 6-1, 6-1
UNCW vs. UNCG
- Straume/Barisano (UNCW) def. Boaz/Bridges (UNCG) 6-2
- Ory/Blythe (UNCG) def. Thompson/Fougner 6-2
- Adams/Cross (UNCG) def. Gomez/Nicoara (UNCG/CU) 7-6
UNCG women’s tennis returns to the court tomorrow in Conway on the second day of the Battle at the Beach.