UNCG stays perfect in SoCon with sweep
GREENSBORO, N.C. ? UNCG won all three doubles matches before claiming all six singles matches as the Spartans stayed undefeated in the Southern Conference by defeating Appalachian State, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
The Spartans (6-3, 3-0 SoCon) started with match with a clean sweep at all three doubles positions. The duo of Niltooli Wilkins and Lucy Dougherty got things started with an easy 8-1 victory at No. 2 singles. Stephanie Macfarlane and Alex Whitehead followed at No. 1 with an 8-2 win to clinch the doubles point for UNCG. Dilara Yurtkuran and Annette Rios made it a clean sweep with their 8-5 win at No. 3
Macfarlane started things off with a 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles to give UNCG a 2-0 lead. Dougherty followed with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 4 and Rios clinched the match for the Spartans with her 6-0, 7-6 (4) win at No. 5.
Mikayla Rogers made the score 5-0 in favor of UNCG with her 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles and Alex Whitehead earned a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 2. Niltooli Wilkins improved her spring record to 8-1 at No. 1 singles with her 7-5, 6-0 win over Linsell.
The Spartans will look to stay perfect in the SoCon as they host Western Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m.
No. 70 UNCG 7, Appalachian State 0
No. 1: Stephanie Macfarlane/Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Ellie Linsell/Jessica Thaggard (ASU), 8-2
No. 2: Niltooli Wilkins/Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. Gisella Fernandez/Blakely Bean (ASU), 8-1
No. 3: Dilara Yurtkuran/Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Jennifer Ansari/Kim Lea Dinh (ASU), 8-5
order of finish (2,1*,3) *clinched doubles point
No. 1: Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Ellie Linsell (ASU), 7-5, 6-0
No. 2: Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Jennifer Ansari (ASU), 6-3, 6-1
No. 3: Stephanie Macfarlane (UNCG) def. Jessica Thaggard (ASU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 4: Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. Blakely Bean (ASU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 5: Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Amanda Cash (ASU), 6-0, 7-6(4)
No. 6: Mikayla Rogers (UNCG) def. Kim Lea Dinh (ASU), 6-1, 6-2
order of finish (3,4,5*,6,2,1) *clinched match
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