UNCG tops Georgia Southern in SoCon opener
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro won four singles matches in straight sets and swept all three doubles pro-sets to earn its first win of the spring season, defeating Southern Conference rival Georgia Southern, 5-2, in women's tennis action at Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday.
Freshman Lucy Dougherty was a double winner on Sunday, including
an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over Jessica Fuller at No. 5 singles.
The Spartans got straight set singles wins from Alejandra Guerra, Arielle VonStrolley, Valerie Behr and Lucy Dougherty, to win their conference opener. Guerra, who was ranked No. 69 in the nation when the new ITA singles rankings were released on Friday, had the easiest time, blowing past Kristi Kegerreis, 6-1 and 6-0. Dougherty also made quick work of Jessica Fuller at No. 5 singles, 6-1 and 6-2.
The Spartans return to action on March 2 when they travel to Colorado Springs, CO to take on Wyoming and Air Force in a day-night doubleheader.
UNCG 5, Georgia Southern 2
1. Alejandra Guerra (UNCG) def. Kristi Kegerreis (GSU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG) def. Ali Beavers (GSU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Valerie Behr (UNCG) def. Molly Maddox (GSU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Melanie Rolle (GSU) def. Britney Cloer (UNCG) 6-3, 7-5
5. Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. Jessica Fuller (GSU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Shea Huxtable (GSU) def. Jessica Eblen (UNCG) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7)
1. Alejandra Guerra/Arielle VonStrolley (UNCG) def. Ali Beavers/Kristi Kegerreis (GSU) 8-3
2. Valerie Behr/Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. Christine Caforio/Melanie Rolle (GSU) 8-2
3. Britney Cloer/Jessica Eblen (UNCG) def. Jessica Fuller/Shea Huxtable (GSU) 8-2
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