Lower line-up comes through as UNCG tops Chattanooga, 5-2
CHATTANOOGA, TN – The lower portion on UNC Greensboro’s line-up won four singles matches to lead the Spartans to a 5-2 win over Chattanooga in Southern Conference women’s tennis action Sunday afternoon.
UNCG got a thrilling three-set win by Whitney Miles to go along with straight set wins by Courtney Akel and Valerie Behr. In addition, Jess Eblen won by injury default as the Spartans (5-3, 1-0) won their SoCon season opener.
Miles, a junior from Atlanta, GA, lost the opening set 6-3 before rallying to win the final two sets, 6-3 and 6-2, over Beata Knizat. The win raised her record to 5-3 on the spring and 8-10 overall for the year.
Akel held off a late charge by Bonnie Adams to win at No. 4 singles, 6-1 and 7-6, while Behr handled Samantha Duggan, 6-2 and 6-4. In addition, the Spartans won two of three doubles pro-sets to claim the doubles point.
UNCG hosts Portland on Tuesday at 2:30.
1. Anastasia Zhukova (UTC) def. Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG), 6-3, 6-1
2. Lindsey Ballard (UTC) def. Erica Zabkar (UNCG), 5-7, 6-0, 6-4
3. Whitney Miles (UNCG) def. Beata Knizat (UTC), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Courtney Akel (UNCG) def. Bonnie Adams (UTC), 6-1, 7-6
5. Valerie Behr (UNCG) def. Samantha Duggan (UTC), 6-2, 6-4
6. Jess Eblen (UNCG) def. Kate Ksiezopolski (UTC), 3-0 ret.
Doubles (for one team point)
1. Von Strolley/Zabkar (UNCG) def. Ballard/Zhukova (UTC), 8-6
2. Adams/Knizat (UTC) def. Behr/Eblen (UNCG), 8-6
3. Akel/Miles (UNCG) def. Duggan/Ksiezopolski (UTC), 9-7
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