UNCG drops first league match, falls to College of Charleston, 4-3
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Alejandra Guerra and Lucy Dougherty both extended their winning streaks, but it wasn't enough as College of Charleston squeaked by UNC Greensboro, 4-3, in Southern Conference women's tennis action Saturday afternoon.
Guerra won her sixth straight match by downing Laura Borza in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-1. The senior from Tampico, Mexico who is ranked No. 72 in the nation according to the ITA, is now 18-7 on the year. Dougherty, a freshman from Australia, is 12-7 and has won seven straight matches after topping Keely Mulligan in three sets, 6-2, 0-6, 6-4.
However, the Cougars won the other four singles matches, including a three-set win by Anna Lee Evans to put the win away as UNCG dropped its first conference match of the season, falling to 2-1 in league play and 6-3 overall.
The Spartans return to action on Sunday when they visit Virginia Commonwealth.
Singles: Alejandra Guerra (UNCG) def. Laura Borza 6-4, 6-1; Holly Dowse (CofC) def. Arielle VonStrolley 6-1, 6-3; Caroline Newman (CofC) def. Valerie Behr 6-2, 6-2; Anna Lee Evans (CofC) def. Britney Cloer 6-1, 1-6, 6-3; Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. Keely Mulligan 6-2, 0-6, 6-4; Kinsey Casey (CofC) def. Jessica Eblen 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Guerra/VonStrolley (UNCG) def. Borza/Evans 8-4; Behr/Dougherty (UNCG) def. Mulligan/Casey 8-5; Dowse/Newman (CofC) def. Cloer/Eblen 8-3.
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