WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. and LOS ANGELES – Sophomore Devon Sutherland and freshman Stephanie Falcon will play for the C Doubles title at the Wake Forest Invitational on Sunday, while UNCG lost both of its matches at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in California on Saturday.
Sutherland and Falcon, the top seeds in the C Doubles flight, downed East Tennessee State's Giulia Andreazza and Jessica Brumit 8-3 in the semifinals on Saturday.
The Spartans didn't fare as well in singles play, with Gammie earning UNCG's lone win of the afternoon. Her 6-4, 6-2 win over Davidson's Blake Nickels put her into the semifinals of the F Singles flight, but she dropped a tough match to Wake Forest's Brigita Bercyte to fall into the third-place match. After Gammie won the first set 6-3, Bercyte rallied with wins of 6-1 and 6-2 to rally for the win.
In the A Singles bracket, Whitehead fell to Radford's Petra Dajevic 6-3, 6-1. Yurtkuran dropped a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 match to Winthrop's Andressa Garcia in the B Singles flight and Rios fell 6-4, 6-3 to Virginia's Marjorie Baker in C Singles. Falcon suffered the first singles loss of her collegiate career with a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 setback to UNC Wilmington's Alyssa Ritchie in D Singles and Sutherland lost a 6-3, 6-1 match to Winthrop's Ekin Gunaysu in E Singles.
Meanwhile, at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship in Los Angeles, Niltooli Wilkins dropped a 6-3, 6-2 match to Virginia's Li Xi – ranked fifth among freshmen/newcomers by the ITA – in the pre-qualifying singles round.
In doubles action, Southern Cal's Gabriella DeSimone and Zoe Scandalis dropped Wilkins and Lucy Dougherty 8-5 in the pre-qualifying round to end the Spartans' stay at the tournament.
UNCG returns to action Sunday at the Wake Forest Invitational.
Wake Forest Invitational (Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 1, 2011)
Petra Dajevic (Radford) def. Alex Whitehead (UNCG), 6-3, 6-1
Andressa Garcia (Winthrop) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
Marjorie Baker (Virginia) def. Annette Rios (UNCG), 6-4, 6-3
Alyssa Richie (UNC Wilmington) def. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG), 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
Ekin Gunaysu (Winthrop) def. Devon Sutherland (UNCG), 6-3, 6-1
Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. Blake Nickels (Davidson), 6-4, 6-2
Brigita Bercyte (Wake Forest) def. Kayla Gammie (UNCG), 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Whitehead/Gammie (UNCG) def. Alex Bara/Ana Bara (VCU), walkover
Yurtkuran/Rios (UNCG) def. Frida Jansaker/Bryn Khoury (Elon), 9-7
Sutherland/Falcon (UNCG) def. Giulia Andreazza/Jessica Brumit (East Tennessee State), 8-3
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships (Los Angles, Calif., Oct. 1, 2011)
Li Xi (Virginia) def. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG), 6-3, 6-2
Gabriella DeSimone/Zoe Scandalis (Southern Cal) def. Lucy Dougherty/Wilkins (UNCG), 8-5
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