CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Senior Niltooli Wilkins (Burnsville, Minn. / Homeschooled) won 6-1, 6-4 against Natalie Pintusava from Minnesota, before beating Virginia Tech's Ilinca Stoica, 6-4, 6-4 Saturday at the Kitty Harrison Invitational.
"We played with a lot of confidence today," said head coach Jeff Trivette. "We are starting to see consistent performances up and down our line up. It is how we hoped we would be playing at the end of the fall season."
Junior Dilara Yurtkuran (Istanbul, Turkey / Gunes Koleji) picked up a third-set tiebreaking victory against Marshall's Maria Voscekova, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (9-7), but lost to Tereza Birchacova from Marshall, 7-5, 6-1.
Senior Alex Whitehead (Victoria, Australia / Star of the Sea College) beat Minnesota's Aria Lambert, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (8-6), before winning 6-1, 6-3 against Andrea Macchiavello from Norfolk State.
Sophomore Stephanie Falcon (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) fell 6-1, 6-1 to Marianne Jodoin from Duke, before beating Paula Rincon-Otero from Minnesota, 6-3, 6-3.
Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) took down Carol Kahoun from Virginia Tech, 7-5, 6-1.
Freshman Jamie Grinberg (Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill) won 6-1, 6-3 against Jackie Lee from William and Mary, but lost 6-4, 6-3 to Minnesota's Pauline Gilbert.
Classmate Soumeya Anane (Coventry, Great Britain / Tile Hill Wood School) fell 6-1, 6-2 to Marshall's Dana Oppinger, before fighting to win 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (9-7) against Emily Lauten from Virginia Tech.
Freshman Amy Ellis (Cheshire, Great Britain / Newcastle Under Lyme School) won 6-2, 7-5 against Sydney Smith from William and Mary, before falling to Emilie Renault from Minnesota, 6-4, 7-6.
Sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) lost to Virginia Tech's Kelly Williford, but picked up a 7-6 (6-3), 6-4 win against Virginia Tech's Tea Ivanovic.
In doubles play, Wilkins and Whitehead beat Virginia Tech's Mita and Williford, before placing fifth after winning in their consolation finals round against Pintusava and Rincon-Otero from Minnesota, 8-5.
Yurtkuran and Grinberg won 8-6 to Van Berlo and Gealer from Maryland, but lost 8-5 to Virginia Tech's Ivanovic and Kahoun. Rios and Gammie fell 8-6 to Timko and Oppinger from Marshall, before losing 8-4 to Marshall's Broomfield and Ball.
Ellis and freshman Alisha Burton (Charlotte, N.C. / Zebulon B. Vance) lost 8-3 to Virginia Tech's Conley and Lauter, before falling to Sydney Smith from William and Mary, 6-0, 6-1.
Falcon and Anane were defeated by Birchacova and Gilbert, 8-1, before picking up an 8-5 win against Renault from Minnesota and Macchiavello from Norfolk State.
Play at the Kitty Harrison Invitational will conclude Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning at 9 a.m.
Kitty Harrison Invitational (Day 2)
Blue Draw (Cons.)
Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) defeated Maria Voscekova (Marshall), 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (9-7)
Tereza Birchacova (Minnesota) defeated Dilara Kurtkuran (UNCG), 7-5, 6-1
Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) defeated Natalie Pintusava (Minnesota), 6-1, 6-4
Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) defeated Ilinca Stoica (Virginia Tech), 6-4, 6-4
Marianne Jodoin (Duke) defeated Stephanie Falcon (UNCG), 6-1, 6-1
White Draw (Cons.)
Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) defeated Paula Rincon-Otero (Minnesota), 6-3, 6-3
Alex Whitehead (UNCG) defeated Aria Lambert (Minnesota), 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (8-6)
Alex Whitehead (UNCG) defeated Andrea Macchiavello (Norfolk State), 6-1, 6-3
Annette Rios (UNCG) defeated Carol Kahoun (Virginia Tech), 7-5, 6-1
Dana Oppinger (Marshall) defeated Soumeya Anane (UNCG), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Kelly Williford (Virginia Tech) defeated Kayla Gammie (UNCG), 6-4, 6-2
Navy Draw (Cons.)
Soumeya Anane (UNCG) defeated Emily Lauten (Virginia Tech), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (9-7)
Kayla Gammie (UNCG) defeated Tea Ivanovic (Virginia Tech), 7-6 (6-3), 6-4
Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) defeated Jackie Lee (William & Mary), 6-1, 6-3
Pauline Gilbert (Minnesota) defeated Jamie Grinberg (UNCG), 6-4, 6-3
Emilie Renault (Minnesota) defeated Alisha Burton (UNCG), 6-1, 6-0
Sydney Smith (William & Mary) defeated Alisha Burton (UNCG), 6-0, 6-1
Amy Ellis (UNCG) defeated Sydney Smith (William & Mary), 6-2, 7-5
Emilie Renault (Minnesota) defeated Amy Ellis (UNCG), 6-4, 7-6
Blue Draw Doubles (Cons.)
Wilkins/Whitehead (UNCG) defeated Mita/Williford (Virginia Tech), 8-3
Wilkins/Whitehead (UNCG) defeated Pintusava/Rincon-Otero (Minnesota), 8-5
White Draw Doubles
Timko/Oppinger (Marshall) defeated Rios/Gammie (UNCG), 8-6
White Draw Doubles (Cons.)
Broomfield/Ball (Marshall) defeated Rios/Gammie (UNCG), 8-4
Yurkuran/Grinberg (UNCG) defeated Van Berlo/Gealer (Maryland), 8-6
Ivanovic/Kahoun (Virginia Tech) defeated Yurtkuran/Grinberg (UNCG), 8-5
Navy Main Draw
Birchacova/Gilbert (Minnesota) defeated Falcon Anane (UNCG), 8-1
Navy Main Draw (Cons.)
Falcon/Anane (UNCG) defeated Renault (Minnesota)/Macchiavello (Norfolk State), 8-5
Conley/Lauten (Virginia Tech) defeated Ellis/Burton (UNCG), 8-3