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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The UNCG women’s tennis team finished day one at the Charlotte fall invitational Friday at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The Spartans faced Campbell and Charlotte in doubles, while taking on East Carolina in singles action.

In doubles, freshman Yasmin Franco (Largo, Fla./Indian Rocks Christian) and sophomore Jamie Grinberg (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) paired together to defeat Charlotte’s Lisa Grosselius/Macy Vonderschmidt, 8-4.

Sophomore Amy Ellis (Cheshire, Great Brittian/Newcastle Under Lyme School) teamed with junior Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga./Walton) to take down Jessica Perez/Natsuko Takayanagi (Charlotte), 8-4.

In singles, UNCG picked up two victories against East Carolina on day one. Grinberg continued her solid play by defeating Michelle Castro (ECU), 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.

Falcon came up just short falling in a three set tiebreaker to Neena Wanko (ECU), 4-6, 6-1, 11-9. Freshman Masey DeMoss (Mayodan, N.C./McMichael) earned a straight sets win against Dana Gray (ECU), 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). DeMoss won the second set tiebreaker 7-5 to win the match.   

Sophomore Asha Iyengar (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) battled to a tough loss against Maria Storozheva (ECU), 6-3, 5-7, 11-9. Iyengar forced a third set tiebreaker, but lost 11-9.

Campbell vs. UNCG (doubles)
1. Karolina Chernaya/Nell Gaigher (CAM) def. Yasmin Franco/Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) 8-6
2. Natasha Afridi/Tamara Stanic (CAM) def. Amy Ellis/Steph Falcon (UNCG) 9-8 (7-5)
3. Ana Maria Ortiz/Claudia Ortiz (CAM) def. Alisha Burton/Masey Demoss (UNCG) 8-2

Charlotte vs. UNCG (doubles)
1. Yasmin Franco/Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) def. Lisa Grosselius/Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 8-4
2. Amy Ellis/Steph Falcon (UNCG) def. Jessica Pérez/Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 8-4

East Carolina vs. UNCG (singles)
1. Neena Wanko (ECU) def. Steph Falcon (UNCG) 4-6, 6-1, 11-9
2. Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) def. Michelle Castro (ECU) 6-4, 3-6, 10-5
3. Nicole Laduca (ECU) def. Yasmin Franco (UNCG) 6-2, 6-2
4. Emily Groeneveld (ECU) def. Amy Ellis (UNCG) 3-6, 6-2, 10-0
5. Masey Demoss (UNCG) def. Dana Gray (ECU) 6-3, 7-6 (5)
6. Maria Storozheva (ECU) def. Asha Iyengar (UNCG) 6-3, 5-7, 11-9
7. Betsy Zurawel (ECU) def. Alisha Burton (UNCG) 6-0, 6-2

Follow all the action about the 2013-14 UNCG Women's tennis team on www.UNCGSpartans.com or on twitter @UNCGsports. 


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