GREENSBORO, N.C. – Riding a four-match winning streak, its longest since the 2013 season, the UNCG women’s tennis team heads to Johnson City, Tenn., on Wednesday to face East Tennessee State at 2 p.m.
The Spartans, who 9-10 overall and evened their Southern Conference record at three-all, have downed Western Carolina (5-2), Samford (5-2), Elon (5-2) and Chattanooga (6-1) in succession. The current four-match winning streak is the longest since UNCG won six straight between March 2-March 14 of the 2013 season. That was also the last season that UNCG posted double-digit wins, finishing 14-7 overall and 5-1 in the Southern Conference.
Six Spartans have posted at least seven singles victories including Brianna Gomez (11), Sophia Adams (10), Nancy Bridges (nine), Eugenia Camacho (nine), Erika Barquero (eight) and Emily Ory (seven). The duo of Barquero / Bridges owns the best record among UNCG doubles teams, owning a 7-5 mark.
ETSU (10-9, 5-0 SoCon) has won its last three matches, dating back to a 5-2 win over Chattanooga on March 30th. The Bucs also posted a 5-2 win over Mercer (April 2) and a 6-1 victory over Western Carolina (6-1).
LAST MATCH (vs. Chattanooga—April 6)
The UNCG women’s team earned its fourth straight win on Saturday, third in Southern Conference action, by prevailing 6-1 over Chattanooga. UNCG (9-10, 3-3 SoCon) claimed its fifth road win of the campaign and evened its league record to 3-3 with the win over the Mocs.
Chattanooga claimed the first win of the day when the doubles tandem of Caroline Hall / Annie Tarwater came through with a 6-4 win over Sophia Adams / Eugenia Camacho. The Spartans quickly tied the doubles score at 1-1 as Nancy Bridges / Erika Barquero came through with a 6-3 victory over Delaney Edwards / Emma Van Hee.
Polina Goloputova / Bogdana Zaporozhets cinched the doubles point for the Mocs (8-9, 1-4 SoCon) with a 6-3 win over the duo of Emily Ory / Brianna Gomez. Adams bounced back in singles play, evening the score at one-all with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Hall in the clash of No. 3 seeds. Barquero followed with a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Goloputova, as No. 2 singles clashed, moving UNCG in front 2-1.
Gomez put the Spartans within one point of the match as she earned a hard-fought three-set win (6-3, 1-6, 6-2) over Zaporozhets. Bridges mirrored her teammate’s effort, winning in three sets, as she downed Edwards 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to secure the match win for UNCG. Camacho was responsible for the fifth Spartan point after battling to a 7-6, 7-6 win over Van Hee in the meeting of No. 5 singles. Ory completed the singles sweep for UNCG, downing Tarwater by a 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 margin.