BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – With the conference tournament looming next week and a rescheduled match against Davidson on Monday, UNCG elected to play with just four players on Friday and fell to Gardner-Webb, 5-2.
The Runnin' Bulldogs swept the doubles point with an 8-2 win at No. 1 and an 8-3 victory at No. 2, while receiving a forfeit at No. 3, to take the early 1-0 lead.
Despite having to play up two flights, Dilara Yurtkuran came away with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win at No. 2 singles.
Mikayla Rogers, who normally plays at No. 6, moved up to No. 3 where she defeated Jenny Lunde, 6-3, 6-0.
The Spartans fell at No. 1 and No. 4, while forfeiting No. 5 and No. 6 to Gardner-Webb as the Runnin' Bulldogs came away with the 5-2 win.
The Spartans will wrap up the regular season on Monday as they host Davidson for a 3:30 p.m. match at the UNCG Tennis Courts. The match will also be Senior Day for Rogers and Stephanie Macfarlane.
Gardner-Webb 5, UNCG 2
1. KRIETT, Laura/GOUVEIA, Rita (GWU) def. Stephanie MacFarlane/Devon Sutherland (UNCG), 8-2
2. WHITE, Erica/LUNDE, Jenny (GWU) def. Mikayla Rogers/Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), 8-3
3. OPREA, Ioana/HUTTERLI, Ronia (GWU) def. No player/No player (UNCG), by default
1. WHITE, Erica (GWU) def. Stephanie MacFarlane (UNCG), 6-2, 6-1
2. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. KRIETT, Laura (GWU), 7-6 (4), 6-3
3. Mikayla Rogers (UNCG) def. LUNDE, Jenny (GWU), 6-3, 6-0
4. HUTTERLI, Ronia (GWU) def. Devon Sutherland (UNCG), 6-2, 6-1
5. GOUVEIA, Rita (GWU) def. No player (UNCG), by default
6. BLACK, Tavenner (GWU) def. No player (UNCG), by default
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