Spartans split twinbill; fall to Charlotte, bounce back to defeat North Carolina A&T
GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro split a women’s tennis doubleheader on Saturday, falling to Charlotte, 6-1, in the morning and rallying for a 6-1 win over cross-town rival North Carolina A&T in the evening.
Sophomore Erica Zabkar won both of her singles’ matches for UNCG. The Atlanta, GA native defeated Charlotte’s Ali Piacente, 6-1 and 6-4, and North Carolina A&T’s Deandra Bailey, 6-1 and 6-0. Zabkar has now won seven of her last eight, with the lone loss coming when she retired due to injury.
Zabkar’s straight set win against A&T was one of five by the Spartans. The Aggies’ lone point came when UNCG defaulted at No. 6 singles.
UNCG closes out the regular season with three straight road matches. The Spartans visit Davidson on Thursday at 3 pm.
CHARLOTTE 6, UNCG 1
SINGLES: Ofra Friedman (CHAR) def. Emily Wade 6-1, 6-0; Kathy Robey (CHAR) def. Whitney Miles 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; Erica Zabkar (UNCG) def. Ali Piacente 6-1, 6-4; Ashleigh Murray (CHAR) def. Sophie Rychlik 6-0, 6-2; Yana Stoeva (CHAR) def. Sarah Templeton 6-4, 6-3; Koran Fleming (CHAR) won by default.
DOUBLES: Friedman/Murray (CHAR) def. Rychlik/Wade 8-5; Fleming/Piacente (CHAR) def. Zabkar/Miles 8-3; Third doubles won by CHAR by default.
UNCG 6, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 1
SINGLES: Emily Wade (UNCG) def. Kathryn Jackson 6-1, 6-1; Whitney Miles (UNCG) def. Christina Ruffin 6-3, 6-2; Erica Zabkar (UNCG) def. Deandra Bailey 6-1, 6-0; Sophie Rychlik (UNCG) def. Terika Palmer 6-0, 6-2; Sarah Templeton (UNCG) def. Shannon Pittman 6-3, 6-1; Martin (NCAT) won by default.
DOUBLES: Rychlik/Wade (UNCG) def. Jackson/Ruffin 8-4; Miles/Templeton (UNCG) def. Bailey/Palmer 8-1; Pittman/Martin (NCAT) won by default.
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