GREENSBORO, N.C. – No. 70 UNCG swept the doubles matches and claimed five of the six singles matches to move to 4-0 in Southern Conference play with its 6-1 victory over Western Carolina on Sunday afternoon at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
Due to Western Carolina (2-8, 1-5 SoCon) only having five players, UNCG received default victories at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.
Niltooli Wilkins and Lucy Dougherty moved to 8-2 in doubles this season with their 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles, which clinched the doubles point for UNCG (7-3, 4-0 SoCon). Stephanie Macfarlane and Alex Whitehead also cruised at No. 1 with their 8-3 victory.
Already up 2-0 in the match, Mikayla Rogers added to the Spartan lead with her impressive 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles against Katie Barry. Whitehead clinched the match for UNCG at No. 2 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 win.
Macfarlane made it 5-0 for UNCG with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles and teammate Niltooli Wilkins pushed her singles record to 9-1 with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 1.
The Catamounts scored their lone point of the afternoon at No. 4 singles as Karen Jimenez pulled out a 7-6 (9), 6-2 win.
The Spartans will hit the road on Thursday for a nonconference match against Liberty at 2 p.m.
No. 70 UNCG 6, Western Carolina 1
No. 1: Stephanie Macfarlane/Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Ainhoa Iglesias/Carolina Lainez (WCU), 8-3
No. 2: Niltooli Wilkins/Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) def. Izabella Glinska/Karen Jimenez (WCU), 8-2
No. 3: Sutherland/Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. NO PLAYER def.
order of finish (2*,1) *clinched doubles point
No. 1: Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Izabella Glinska (WCU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 2: Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Carolina Lainez (WCU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 3: Stephanie Macfarlane (UNCG) def. Ainhoa Iglesias (WCU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 4: Karen Jimenez (WCU) def. Annette Rios (UNCG) 7-6(9), 6-2
No. 5: Mikayla Rogers (UNCG) def. Katie Barry (WCU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6: Devon Sutherland (UNCG) def. NO PLAYER def.
order of finish (5,2*,3,1,4) *clinched match
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