Four tight matches go Portland's way as UNCG falls 6-1
GREENSBORO, NC – University of Portland won two tight singles matches and two tight doubles pro-sets to come away with a 6-1 win over host UNC Greensboro in women’s tennis action Tuesday afternoon.
The Pilots (8-4) won a pair of doubles pro-sets by 9-7 scores and then pulled out a pair of three set wins for the win. Jenna Tanzer won a three-setter over Whitney Miles, 7-5, 6-7, 1-0, including a 10-5 decision in the third-set tiebreaker. Meanwhile, Anna Gullickson pulled out a three-set win over Valerie Behr at No. 5 singles, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0, including 10-8 in the tiebreaker.
UNC Greensboro’s lone point of the afternoon came when Arielle VonStrolley defeated Christina Feyen at No. 1 singles in three sets, winning the opener 6-1, losing the second set 6-3, but pulling out the third set 7-5.
The Spartans (5-4) return to action with a Southern Conference match on Saturday when they face Wofford in Spartanburg, SC beginning at 12 noon.
Singles: Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG) def. Christina Feyen 6-1, 3-6, 7-5; Megan Sporndli (P) def. Erica Zabkar 6-3, 6-1; Jenna Tanzer (P) def. Whitney Miles 7-5, 6-7, 1-0 (10-5); Lindsay Griffin (P) def. Courtney Akel 7-6, 6-3; Anna Gullickson (P) def. Valerie Behr 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8); Audree Jenks (P) def. Jess Eblen 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles: Sporndli/Tanzer (P) def. VonStrolley/Zabkar 9-7; Behr/Eblen (UNCG) def. Griffin/Jenks, 8-6; Feyen/Kennel (P) def. Akel/Miles 9-7.
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