WILMINGTON, NC – UNC Greensboro won five of the six singles matches, including a pair of three-set thrillers to clinch a 5-2 win over in-state rival UNC Wilmington in women’s tennis action Tuesday night.
Erica Zabkar, Courtney Akel and Jess Eblen each won singles matches in straight sets. However, it was three-set wins by Arielle VonStrolley and Whitney Miles that put the win away.
VonStrolley defeated Molly Molony 6-3 in the opening set, but dropped the second to Molony, 6-2. VonStrolley, however, rallied to win the decisive third set, 7-5. In addition, Miles defeated Kayla Schwenk 6-4 in the opener, lost a second set tiebreaker, before topping Schwenk in the third, 6-4.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday when they visit Western Carolina for a Southern Conference match at 1 pm.
1. Lauren Isenhour-Kayla Schwenk (UNCW) d. Arielle VonStrolley-Erica Zabkar (UNCG), 8-6
2. Molly Molony- Priscilla Roberts (UNCW) d. Valerie Behr-Jess Eblen (UNCG), 9-8 (8)
3. Courtney Akel-Whitney Miles (UNCG) d. Cassie Martin-Jamie deGraffenreid (UNCW), 9-7
1. Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG) d. Molly Molony (UNCW), 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
2. Erica Zabkar (UNCG) d. Priscilla Roberts (UNCW), 6-3, 6-3
3. Whitney Miles (UNCG) d. Kayla Schwenk (UNCW), 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4
4. Courtney Akel (UNCG) d. Cassie Martin (UNCW), 7-6 (4), 6-4
5. Lauren Isenhour (UNCW) d. Valerie Behr (UNCG), 6-0, 6-1
6. Jess Eblen (UNCG) d. Hartley Collins (UNCW), 6-0, 6-2
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