UNCG to travel to backyard-rival Elon on Wednesday
UNCG (12-5, 7-1) at Elon (10-9, 5-4), April 13, 2:30 p.m., Hanner Tennis Complex
- UNCG will hit the road for the final time this season to face a Southern Conference opponent as the Spartans make the short trip to face backyard-rival Elon on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.
- Live results of the match can be found by clicking here.
- This past weekend, UNCG traveled to Georgia Southern and College of Charleston. The Spartans got the weekend started off right as they came away with a 6-1 win over the Eagles on Friday afternoon. That set the stage for a matchup against College of Charleston in a battle of 7-0 teams in the SoCon. The Spartans took the doubles point to go ahead early, but dropped five of the six singles matches as they eventually fell, 5-2.
- The Spartans were scheduled to celebrate Senior Day last Tuesday against Davidson, but the match was postponed due to inclement weather. A match will now be played on Monday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
- On April 2-3, UNCG hit the road and came away with a pair of Southern Conference wins. In a battle of undefeated teams in the league on Saturday, UNCG scored a narrow 4-3 win over Furman. The Spartans carried that success into Sunday as they defeated Wofford by the same 4-3 score. UNCG is now in first place at 6-0 in the SoCon this season.
- Elon comes into the match with a 10-9 overall record and is 5-4 so far in the SoCon this season. Last Wednesday, the Phoenix hosted Davidson in their final home game of the season and came away with a 6-1 victory. Elon has now won three of its last four matches.
- Sophomore transfer Niltooli Wilkins has provided a spark for the Spartans from her No. 1 singles position. She is nearly perfect at 15-2 so far in the spring and has also teamed up with Lucy Dougherty in doubles to post an equally impressive 15-2 record.
- Last Thursday, Wilkins was named the SoCon Player of the Month for the second time this season. She was previously named the Player of the Month in February before earning the same honor for March. Wilkins was also been named the SoCon Player of the Week two times this season. She was also honored as the SoCon Player of the Week on March 1 for her play against Chattanooga and Samford.
- Last Thursday, the Spartans hosted Charleston Southern at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center and came away with a 5-1 victory. UNCG swept all three doubles matches for the sixth time this season to take the early 1-0 lead. The Spartans would continue to cruise as they won four of the five singles matches. The final singles match was in the third set, but had to be called after the teams ran out of time at the indoor courts.
- On March 19-20, UNCG defeated Appalachian State, 7-0, on Saturday before cruising past Western Carolina on Sunday, 6-1, to move to a perfect 4-0 in the Southern Conference. The Spartans swept all of the doubles matches on both days and won 11 of a possible 12 singles matches.
- On March 16, UNCG suffered its first home defeat of the season as the Spartans fell to UNCW, 6-1. UNCG won the first doubles match, but narrowly dropped the other two, 8-6, to lose the doubles point. UNCG continued to falter in singles as it dropped five of the six matches, the lone win coming from Niltooli Wilkins at No. 1 singles.
- On March 7, UNCG easily defeated UNC Asheville on the road, 6-1. The Spartans swept the doubles points with relative ease, before winning five of the six singles matches. UNCG won at No. 6 singles due to a forfeit by the Bulldogs after having just five healthy players available.
- On Feb. 26-27, the Spartans opened Southern Conference play with a pair of victories. UNCG started things on Saturday by sweeping Chattanooga 7-0 and then defeated No. 74 Samford, 4-3, to move to 2-0 in the league. The Spartans took the doubles point and all six singles matches against the Mocs. UNCG won the deciding doubles point against the Bulldogs on Sunday before splitting the singles matches.
- Back on Feb. 16, UNCG traveled to Greenville, N.C. to face East Carolina in a nonconference tilt. The Spartans got the match started off on a good note by taking the doubles points, but fell behind in singles after dropping the first two matches. UNCG came storming back though to take the final four singles matches, all coming in three sets, to defeat the Pirates, 5-2.
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