GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG's Niltooli Wilkins won twice in the Flight B singles bracket to lead a 7-3 day for the Spartans in first day action at the UVA Women's Tennis Fall Invitational.
The Spartans got a pair of wins by Wilkins and also saw Annette Rios advance in the Flight D singles bracket with a pair of wins, as well. Wilkins, who won the Davidson Invitational two weeks ago, knocked off the top seed of the Flight B bracket, NC State's Lenka Hojckova, in her first match, 6-4 and 6-4. She followed that up with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Winthrop's Yasmine Alkema.
Rios defeated Ashley Miller of NC State in the first round, 6-4 and 6-1, then handled Ryan Reichel from Dartmouth, 6-4 and 6-3.
Tournament action resumes at 9 a.m. with two rounds of doubles, followed by a round of singles play.
UNCG Matches Only
First Round: Wilkins (UNCG) def. Hojckova (NC State) 6-4, 6-4
Second Round: Wilkins (UNCG) def. Alkema (Winthrop) 7-5, 6-3
First Round: Cutillo (Wake Forest) def. Whitehead (UNCG), 6-1, 6-1
Consolation: Whitehead (UNCG) def. Danosi (Dartmouth) 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
First Round: MacFarlane (UNCG) def. Abutovic (Winthrop) 6-3, 6-4; Rios (UNCG) def. Miller (NC State) 6-4, 6-1
Second Round: Decker-Sadowski def. MacFarlane (UNCG) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4; Rios (UNCG) def. Reichel (Dartmouth) 6-4, 6-3
First Round: Tolbert/Malvehy (Wake Forest) def. Wilkins/Rios (UNCG) 8-6
First Round: Whitehead/Macfarlane (UNCG) def. Reichel/Danosi (Dartmouth) 8-3
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