Spartans fall at Elon, 5-2, in SoCon women's tennis action
ELON, NC – Arielle VonStrolley and Courtney Akel won singles matches, but it wasn’t enough as UNC Greensboro dropped a 5-2 decision to backyard rival Elon in Southern Conference women’s tennis action.
VonStrolley won at No. 1 singles over Deanna Bailey, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, while Courtney Akel topped Francie Rudolph in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3. But, the Phoenix took the other four singles matches and two of three pro-sets. UNCG earned a win at No. 1 singles when Von Strolley and Erica Zabkar won in a tiebreaker, 9-8 with a 10-8 score in the tiebreak. But Elon won the other two pro-sets to earn the point.
UNCG (7-8, 2-3) will host College of Charleston in another SoCon match Saturday at 10:30 am.
Singles: Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG) def. Deanna Bailey 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; Jennifer Tucci (ELON) def. Erica Zabkar 1-6, 6-4, 7-5; Kelley Moore (ELON) def. Whitney Miles 6-2, 6-2; Courtney Akel (UNCG) def. Francie Rudolph 6-4, 6-3; Hayley Wahl (ELON) def. Valerie Behr 6-4, 7-6; Whitney Butcher (ELON) def. Jess Eblen 6-3, 6-2
Doubles: Von Strolley/Zabkar (UNCG) def. Tucci/Bailey 9-8 (10-8); Moore/Wahl (ELON) def. Behr/Eblen 8-3; Butcher/Alli Benton (ELON) def. Miles/Akel 9-8 (7-4)
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