WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) led UNCG women's tennis with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Campbell's Karolina Chernaya in the A singles flight at the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday.
"We had a very good second day," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "We have played a lot of tennis in two days, which is our goal for the fall events. To have kids playing for titles on Sunday is a bonus."
Classmate Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win against Louisville's Stephanie Villajuan, but fell 6-3, 6-1 to Karen Forman from Wake Forest.
Sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) dropped her first match of the day to Louisville's Alex Tachovsky, but won in three sets in the fifth place bracket, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to Campbell's Natasha Afridi.
Freshman Soumeya Anane (Coventry, Great Britain / Tile Hill Wood School) beat Campbell's Ewa Telenga, 6-3, 6-1, but lost to Winthrop's Alice Garcia, 6-2, 6-3 in the E singles flight's semi-final round.
Fellow freshman Jamie Grinberg (Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill) won 6-3, 6-2 against Georgina Pons-Cano from Richmond, but fell to Elon's Briana Berne, 6-4, 6-0.
Wilkins and senior Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) teamed up in doubles play to take down West Virginia's Hailey Barret and Itkttesh Chahal, 8-5, before picking up an easy 8-0 win against Elon's Bryn Khoury and Barbora Lazarova.
Freshman Amy Ellis (Cheshire, Great Britain / Newcastle Under Lyme School) and Grinberg won in a close 9-8 (9-7) match against Richmond's Mariana Arana and Ripley Hartmeyer, before beating Navy's Mikaela Carlson and Tracy Thorsell, 8-4.
Play at the Wake Forest Invitational conludes Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.
2012 Wake Forest Invitational results (Day Two)
Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) defeated Ellie Linsell (App. State), 7-6, 6-3
Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) defeated Karolina Chernaya (Campbell), 6-1, 6-1
A Singles (Fifth Place Bracket)
Andrea Retoloza defeated Alex Whitehead (UNCG), 6-2, 6-2
Annette Rios (UNCG) defeated Stefanie Villajuan (Louisville), 6-3, 7-5
Karen Forman (Wake Forest) defeated Annette Rios (UNCG), 6-3, 6-1
C Singles (Cons.)
Xue Zhang (Wake Forest) vs. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), w/o inj.
D Singles (Fifth Place Bracket)
Kayla Gammie (UNCG) defeated Natasha Afridi (Campbell), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Soumeya Anane (UNCG) defeated Ewa Telenga (Campbell), 6-3, 6-1
Alice Garcia (Winthrop) defeated Soumeya Anane (UNCG), 6-2, 6-3
E Singles (Cons.)
Noelle Kaufman (Navy) defeated Amy Ellis (UNCG), 6-4, 6-4
E Singles (13th Place Bracket)
Amy Ellis (UNCG) vs. Emmanuelle Briant (UNCC), w/o inj.
Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) defeated Georgina Pons-Cano (Richmond), 6-3, 6-2
Briana Berne (Elon) defeated Jamie Grinberg (UNCG), 6-4, 6-0
F Singles (Cons.)
Tamara Hill (Davidson) defeated Alisha Burton (UNCG), 6-0, 6-2
F Singles (13th Place Bracket)
Taylor Fay (Radford) defeated Alisha Burton (UNCG), 6-0, 6-2
Wilkins/Whitehead (UNCG) defeated Khoury/Lazarova (Elon), 8-0
B Doubles (Fifth Place Bracket)
Dahbi/Kolovou (ETSU) defeated Rios/Gammie (UNCG), 8-6
Abadias/Horoz (Richmond) vs. Anane/Yurtkuran (UNCG), w/o inj.
Ellis/Grinberg (UNCG) defeated Carlson/Thorsell (Navy), 8-4
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