Women's Tennis Wins Close Fight Against Old Dominion, 4-3
HUNTINGTON, W. VA. – The UNCG women's tennis team fought to bring home a close 4-3 victory against Old Dominion Saturday, March 1 after falling to Marshall yesterday, 5-2.
"Great match against a very good team," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "It is important we learn to win on the road."
UNCG started off the match winning two of three doubles matches earning them the doubles point.
Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) and sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) dropped their match to Juliana Pires and Melissa Esnal Olguin, 8-4.
In singles play Wilkins took down Ivanova, 6-3, 7-5, while Yurtkuran fell 6-1, 6-3 to Hristova.
Whitehead lost her match to Vukovic, 7-5, 6-4. Rios won in an easy two sets against Pires, 6-3, 6-2.
Falcon picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win against Esnal Oguin, while Gammie fell to Khmolovska, 8-4.
The Spartans hold a 4-4 record so far this season and will return to action when they host Chattanooga Saturday, March 9, at the UNCG tennis courts. Play is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.
UNCG vs. Old Dominion (Saturday, March 2)
1. Wilkins/Whitehead (UNCG) def. Ivanova/Hristova (ODU), 8-6
2. Pires/Esnal Olguin (ODU) def. Gammie/Rios (UNCG), 8-4
3. Falcon/Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Khmolovska/Vukovic (ODU), 8-4
1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Diana Ivanova (ODU), 6-3, 7-5
2. Nikol Hristova (ODU) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), 6-1, 6-3
3. Ivana Vukovic (ODU) def. Alex Whitehead, 7-5, 6-4
4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Juliana Pires (ODU), 6-3, 6-2
5. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU), 6-4, 6-1
6. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) def. Kayla Gammie (UNCG), 8-4
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