Women's Tennis Concludes Charlotte 49ers Invite
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seniors Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) and Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) lead the Spartans placing No. 1 in doubles for the Charlotte 49ers Invite Saturday. The duo won 8-2 against ECU's Danielle Terpko and Yilian Zhang in match four on the final day of the tournament.
Sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) and freshman Soumeya Anane (Coventry, Great Britain / Tile Hill Wood School) fell to Abby Richmond and Neena Wanko from ECU, while sophomore Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) and freshman Alisha Burton (Charlotte, N.C. / Zebulon B. Vance) picked up a 9-7 win against ECU's Vanessa Fuleihan and Karling Watson.
In singles play, UNCG played Coastal Carolina in match 5.
Whitehead earned the No. 1 spot of the tournament in singles after winning 7-5, 6-2 against Libby Scott. Rios beat Shelby Bates 6-3, 6-4. Falcon, who placed fourth in singles overall in the tournament, also picked up an easy 6-0, 6-0 win against Mikaela Davies.
Anane took down Vanessa Ortiz, 6-3, 6-0, while freshman Jamie Grinberg (Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill) won in a three set battle against Dana Gray, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8. Grinberg was the No. 6 winner of the tournament.
The Blue and Gold dominated against Charlotte in match six.
Falcon won 2-6, 6-1, 10-7 against Natsuko Takayanagi, while Anane beat Iveta Guneva, 6-3, 6-4.
Freshman Amy Ellis (Cheshire, Great Britain / Newcastle Under Lyme School) dueled Jessica Perez and won, 2-6, 6-4, 10-4, while Burton fought to win 4-6, 7-6, 10-3 against Ginny Johnson.
The Spartans return to action at the ITA Carolina Regional, in Winston-Salem, Oct. 18-22.
2012 Charlotte 49ers Invite (Day 2)
Match Four Doubles
Wilkins/Whitehead (UNCG) defeated Terpko/Zhang (ECU), 8-2
Rios/Yurtkuran (UNCG) vs. Laduca/Tanik (ECU), DNP
Richmond/Wanko (ECU) defeated Gammie/Anane (UNCG), 8-4
Falcon/Burton (UNCG) defeated Fuleihan/Watson (ECU), 9-7
Match Five Singles
Alex Whitehead (UNCG) defeated Libby Scott (Coastal Carolina)
Kourtney Kowal (Coastal Carolina) vs. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), DNP
Annette Rios (UNCG) defeated Shelby Bates (Coastal Carolina), 6-3, 6-4
Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) defeated Mikaela Davies (Coastal Carolina), 6-0, 6-0
Soumeya Anane (UNCG) defeated Vanessa Ortiz (Coastal Carolina), 6-3, 6-0
Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) defeated Dana Gray (Coastal Carolina), 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
Match Six Singles
Alex Whitehead (UNCG) vs. Alex Zinn (Charlotte), DNP
Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) vs. Anna Ekelund (Charlotte), DNP
Annette Rios (UNCG) vs. Lisa Grosselius (Charlotte), DNP
Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) defeated Natsuko Takayanagi (Charlotte), 2-6, 6-1, 10-7
Soumeya Anane (UNCG) defeated Iveta Guneva (Charlotte), 6-3, 6-4
Amy Ellis (UNCG) defeated Jessica Perez (Charlotte), 2-6, 6-4, 10-4
Alisha Burton (UNCG) defeated Ginny Johnson (Charlotte), 4-6, 7-6, 10-3
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