GREENSBORO, NC – Alejandra Guerra and Erica Zabkar won singles matches in straight sets, but a shorthanded UNC Greensboro squad dropped a 5-2 decision to East Carolina in women’s tennis action on a cold and blustery Friday afternoon.
The Spartans played without No. 2 player Arielle VonStrolley, who was sidelined with the flu, causing UNCG to shuffle its line-up.
Guerra topped Jessica Cook, 6-1 and 6-2, at No. 1 singles, while Zabkar handled Brooke Walter at No. 4 singles – one slot up from her normal position – by identical 6-2 scores.
But the Pirates won two of three doubles pro-sets and four singles matches to earn the victory. UNCG’s lone doubles win came at No. 2 when Britney Cloer and Erica Zabkar teamed up for a 9-8 win over Varinia Soler and Hannah Priest.
UNCG (1-5) returns to action next Friday with a doubleheader, hosting UNC Asheville and Winston-Salem State. Action gets underway against UNCA at 10:30 am.
East Carolina 5, UNCG 2
Singles: Alejandra Guerra (UNCG) def. Jessica Cook 6-1, 6-2; Varinia Soler (ECU) def. Valerie Behr 6-1, 6-4; Mireia Gol (ECU) def. Britney Cloer 6-0, 6-2; Erica Zabkar (UNCG) def. Brooke Walter 6-2, 6-2; Luiza Borges (ECU) def. Jessica Eblen 6-3, 6-3; Tamara Sachs (ECU) def. Courtney Akel 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
Doubles: Walter/Smith (ECU) def. Guerra/Behr 8-6; Cloer/Zabkar (UNCG) def. Hannah Priest/Soler 9-8 (7-1); Gol/Borges (ECU) def. Eblen/Sarah Templeton 8-3.
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