Georgia Southern tops UNCG in resumption of suspended match
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern claimed two of three doubles matches to defeat UNC Greensboro, 4-3, in a women's tennis match that was finished Sunday morning after it was suspended by rain on Friday.
The teams had played the singles matches first on Friday, in hopes of beating the inclement weather. However, they split the six matches and rain moved in before the doubles matches could be played.
The Lady Eagles (7-4, 3-0) then won two of the three doubles matches when played resumed at 9 a.m. on Sunday to hand UNCG its fourth straight setback.
Alex Whitehead, Stephanie Macfarlane and Sasha Skripkina each earned victories in the singles action played on Friday. Jess Eblen and Annette Rios won in doubles action on Sunday, raising their record to 17-7 overall on the season, including a 9-1 mark during the spring season.
UNCG, ranked No. 66 in the ITA Top 75 this week, fell to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in the league. The Spartans return to action Wednesday when it hosts Drake for a 3 p.m. match.
Georgia Southern 4, #66 UNCG 3
1. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Ali Beavers (GSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Stephaine Macfarlane (UNCG) def. Natalie Maffett (GSU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Melanie Rolle (GSU) def. Valerie Behr (UNCG) 6-2, 6-4
4. Kristi Kegerreis (GSU) def. Mikayla Rogers (UNCG) 6-1, 6-1
5. Ashley Hungerford (GSU) def. Annette Rios (UNCG) 6-1, 6-4
6. Sasha Skripkina (UNCG) def. Jessica Fuller (GSU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
1. Ali Beavers/Natalie Maffett (GSU) def. Alex Whitehead/Stephaine Macfarlane (UNCG) 8-4
2. Jessica Eblen/Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Ashley Hungerford/Melanie Rolle (GSU) 8-6
3. Kristi Kegerreis/Christine Caforio (GSU) def. Valerie Behr/Mikayla Rogers (UNCG) 8-5
UNCG 5-5, 1-2; National ranking #66
Georgia Southern 7-4, 3-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,2,5,1,6,3)
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