Spartans cruise past UNC Asheville, 6-1
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNCG continued its strong play this spring as the Spartans easily handled UNC Asheville, 6-1, on Monday afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Tennis Center.
The Spartans are now 5-2 to start the spring season with their only losses coming to No. 5 North Carolina and No. 68 Virginia Tech.
Alex Whitehead and Annette Rios teamed up for an easy 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles to start the match and Niltooli Wilkins and Lucy Dougherty sealed the doubles point for UNCG with their 8-3 win at No. 1. The No. 3 team of Devon Sutherland and Dilara Yurtkuran made it a clean sweep for UNCG in doubles with their 8-6 win.
The Spartans immediately stretched its lead to 2-0 as Devon Sutherland received a default win at No. 6 singles because the Bulldogs (5-5) were short a player with Devon Cavanaugh out with an injury.
Whitehead quickly made it 3-0 in favor of the Spartans as she defeated Stephanie Schon 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. Wilkins improved her record to 6-1 this spring at No. 1 singles by winning 6-3, 6-1 over Britney Cloer.
Rios kept things rolling for the Spartans with her 6-3, 6-1 win against Jackie McGuirk at No. 5 singles. Dougherty pushed the Spartan lead to 6-0 as she won at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-2.
Zoe Hamel avoided the sweep for the Bulldogs as she scored a narrow 7-5, 5-6, 1-0 (5) win at No. 3 singles against Yurtkuran.
The Spartans will wrap up their three-match road swing on Wednesday as they travel to Longwood for a 2 p.m. contest.
UNCG 6, UNC Asheville 1
No. 1: Niltooli Wilkins/Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. Stephanie Schon/Zoe Hamel (UNCA), 8-3
No. 2: Alex Whitehead/Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Britney Cloer/Devon Cavanaugh (UNCA), 8-3
No. 3: Devon Sutherland/Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Nicole Schon/Jackie McGuirk (UNCA), 8-6
order of finish (2,1*,3) - *clinched doubles
No. 1: Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Britney Cloer (UNCA), 6-3, 6-1
No. 2: Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Stephanie Schon (UNCA), 6-1, 6-3
No. 3: Zoe Hamel (UNCA) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (5)
No. 4: Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. Nicole Schon (UNCA), 6-1, 6-2
No. 5: Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Jackie McGuirk (UNCA), 6-3, 6-1
No. 6: Devon Sutherland (UNCG) def. No Player - default
Order of finish (2,1*,5,4,3) - *clinched match
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