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GREENSBORO, N.C.– UNC Greensboro women’s tennis (0-1) begins the spring season with a 7-0 loss to Liberty (1-1) Saturday in Piedmont Indoor Tennis Facility to start a four-game homestand.

Liberty won the doubles point to take a 1-0 match lead after winning all three doubles matches. Liberty’s double team of Lara Soares and Maria Medina defeated UNCG’s doubles duo of Nancy Bridges and Emily Ory 6-2 at the No. 1 position, while Kalani Soli and Grace Hashiguchi defeated Sophia Adams and Erika Barquero 6-2 at the No. 2 position and Anna Dollar and Ashley Bongart defeated Brianna Gomez and Tayah Cross 6-2 at the No. 3 position.

The Flames took a 2-0 lead after Soares defeated Barquero 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 1 singles position and took a 3-0 lead after Bongart defeated Eugenia Camacho 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 4 singles position.

Liberty clinched the match after Soli defeated Adams 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 3 singles position and took a 5-0 lead after Hashiguchi defeated Ory 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 6 singles position.

At the No. 2 singles position, Bridges won the first set 7-6 (4), but Medina won the final two sets 6-1 and 1-0 (3) to give LU a 6-0 lead.  At the No. 5 singles position, Alexandra Almborg won the first set 6-1, but Gomez won the second set 6-4 forcing a third set.  Gomez dropped a very close set 7-6 (7) to give LU the 7-0 win.

The Spartans continue the homestand with Coastal Carolina Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. in Piedmont Indoor Tennis Facility.


1. Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) def. Erika Barquero (UNCG) 6-4, 6-1

2. Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-7 (4), 6-1, 1-0 (3)

3. Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) def. Sophia Adams (UNCG) 7-5, 6-2

4. Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) def. Eugenia Camacho (UNCG) 6-2, 6-3

5. Alexandra Almborg (LIBERTYW) def. Brianna Gomez (UNCG) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7)

6. Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) def. Emily Ory (UNCG) 6-3, 6-3

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


1. Lara Soares/Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) def. Nancy Bridges/Emily Ory (UNCG) 6-2

2. Kalani Soli/Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) def. Sophia Adams/Erika Barquero (UNCG) 6-2

3. Anna Dollar/Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) def. Brianna Gomez/Tayah Cross (UNCG) 6-2

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

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