Yurtkuran, Rios win consolation doubles flight at Wake Forest Invite
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – UNCG's Annette Rios and Dilara Yurtkuran won the consolation bracket of the B Doubles flight at the Wake Forest Invitational, while Stephanie Falcon and Devon Sutherland fell in the championship final of the C Doubles flight on Sunday.
Rios and Yurtkuran gutted out a 9-8 (8-4) win over UNC Wilmington's Christina Lee and Alyssa Ritchie to bring home the B Doubles consolation title. Falcon and Sutherland, the top seeds in C Doubles, dropped an 8-0 decision to Marshall's Karlyn Timko and Ellie Ball, seeded second, in their title match.
In singles play, Falcon stopped Wake Forest's Karen Forman in the D Singles flight, 6-4, 6-4. Sutherland dropped Virginia's Clare Spooner in E Singles, 6-2, 6-2, while Whitehead won in a walkover in A Singles.
VCU's Ana Bara downed Yurtkuran in B Singles, 6-2, 6-2; East Tennessee State's Karina Kedzo dropped Rios in C Singles 2-6, 6-2, 6-0; and Elon's Katy Canada defeated Gammie in F Singles 6-2, 6-3.
UNCG returns to action at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C., from Oct. 20-24.
Wake Forest Invitational (Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 2, 2011)
Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Shannon Betts (Virginia Tech), walkover
Ana Bara (VCU) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), 6-2, 6-2
Karina Kedzo (East Tennessee State) def. Annette Rios (UNCG), 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Karen Forman (Wake Forest), 6-4, 6-4
Devon Sutherland (UNCG) def. Clare Spooner (Virginia), 6-2, 6-2
Katy Canada (Elon) def. Kayla Gammie (UNCG), 6-2, 6-3
Olga Blank/Kelly Cameron (UNC Wilmington) def. Whitehead/Gammie (UNCG), 8-4
Yurtkuran/Rios (UNCG) def. Christina Lee/Alyssa Ritchie (UNC Wilmington), 9-8 (8-4)
Karlyn Timko/Ellie Ball (Marshall) def. Sutherland/Falcon (UNCG), 8-0
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