UNCG has strong start at UNCW Invitational Women's Tennis Tourney
WILMINGTON, NC – Four singles players and three doubles tandems advanced in the winner’s bracket during the first day of the UNC Wilmington Invitational Women’s Tennis Tournament.
The Spartans will be represented in all three doubles finals when play resumes on Saturday morning. Alejandra Guerra and Arielle VonStrolley advanced in the Flight A to tomorrow’s final against Kennesaw State’s Madeline Hakansson and Ayano Tanaka after a bye and a second round win on Friday. In addition, Erica Zabkar and Britney Cloer will play in the Flight B finals after winning twice on Friday and Courtney Akel and Sarah Templeton will play in the Flight C championship.
In singles action, Guerra defeated Radford’s Mirna Matic of Radford, 6-1 and 6-0, in a Flight A first round match. Jess Eblen, Akel and Zabkar all advanced in Flight B action with opening round wins.
Action resumes on Saturday with the doubles finals at 8:30 am.
(UNCG matches only)
Flight A: Alejandra Guerra (UNCG) def. Mirna Matic (Radford) 6-1, 6-0; Madeline Hakansson (Kennesaw State) def. Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG) 6-2, 6-2; Kim Webb (Coastal Carolina) def. Valerie Behr (UNCG) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2).
Flight B: Jess Eblen (UNCG) def. Ayano Tanaka (Kennesaw State) 6-2, 6-4; Courtney Akel (UNCG) def. Tatiana Velasquez (North Carolina Central) 6-2, 6-2; Erica Zabkar (UNCG) def. Paula Takara (Kennesaw State) 6-1, 6-4.
Flight C: Lindsay Dillon (Kennesaw State) def. Taylor Mattox (UNCG) 6-4, 6-2; Ally Spector (Radford) def. Sarah Templeton (UNCG) 6-3, 6-4.
Flight A: Guerra/VonStrolley (UNCG) def. Bolesky/Pazahanick (Coastal Carolina) 8-5; Behr/Eblen (UNCG) def. Roberts/Kahle (UNCW) 9-7; Hakansson/Tanaka (Kennesaw State) def. Behr/Eblen 9-7.
Flight B: Zabkar/Cloer (UNCG) def. Roberts/Velasquez (NC Central) 8-2; Zabkar/Cloer (UNCG) def. Bottomley/Smith (UNC Asheville) 8-2.
Flight C: Mattox/Loeser (UNCG) def. Hickman/McRae (NC Central) 8-0; Collins (UNCW)/Camberos (Coastal Carolina) 8-4; Akel/Templeton (UNCG) def. Mason/Spain (NC Central) 8-0; Akel/Templeton (UNCG) def. Edwards/Iosue (Radford) 8-4.
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