Whitehead advances to semifinals in debut as UNCG opens fall season
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - UNC Greensboro freshman Alex Whitehead won her first two matches as a Spartan to earn a spot in the semifinals of the "C" flight at the UVA Fall Invitational women's tennis tournament on Friday.
Whitehead, a native of Victoria, Australia, topped fourth-seeded Kara Kucin, 6-2 and 6-3, in her first match on her way to the semifinals where she will play at 2:15 Saturday against top-seeded Anik Cepeda.
Doubles play will get under way on Saturday morning. Three other Spartans will continue play in consolation brackets on Saturday afternoon.
UNCG Matches Only:
Singles "B" Flight: A. Pereira (South Carolina) def. Lucy Dougherty 6-1, 6-1; Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. M.B. Winingham (Dartmouth) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); C. Smith (NC State) def. Valerie Behr 6-3, 6-2; C. King (Dartmouth) def. Valerie Behr 7-6 (7-2), 6-2.
Singles "C" Flight: Alex Whitehead def. K. Kucin (Marshall) 6-2, 6-3; Alex Whitehead def. R. Blanks (Virginia) 6-3, 6-2; N. Vaez (Virginia) def. Stephanie Macfarlane 6-3, 6-4; Stephanie Macfarlane def. C. Danosi (Dartmouth) 6-3, 6-1.
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