GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women's tennis team picked up it's first win of the 2013 spring season Saturday against Campbell, 6-1.
"It's great to get our first win of the spring," said head coach Jeff Trivette. We've been working hard for the last five weeks to really get in shape, to feel good about our tennis. We've played a couple of tough matches with some ACC opponents and didn't come out on top, but today we did and we proved we were the better team and the hard work paid off."
The Spartans swept all three doubles matches earning them a point towards their 6-1 victory against Campbell.
UNCG won five out of six singles matches, as well as one exhibition match.
Wilkins beat Stanic, 6-1, 6-3, while Yurtkuran lost in a tough match against Ortiz, 4-6, 2-6.
Whitehead won in a second-set tiebreaker against Ewa Telenga, 6-0, 3-6 (10-3). Senior Annette Rios (Santa Ana, El Salvador / Liceo Latinoamericano) dualed Ros to win 7-6 (7-3), 6-0.
Falcon also picked up a Spartan victory against Kirsten Renz, while sophomore Kayla Gammie (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / Broward Virtual School) beat Vaughn, 6-1, 6-3.
Freshman Alisha Burton (Charlotte, N.C. / Zebulon B. Vance) won in an exhibition match against Caroline Lindsey, 8-3.
The Blue and Gold return to action as they head to Winston-Salem to face Wake Forest Saturday, Feb. 16. Play begins at noon.
UNCG vs. Campbell (Thursday, Feb. 9)
1. Wilkins/Whitehead (UNCG) def. Stanic/Natasha Afridi (C), 8-4
2. Yurtkuran/Falcon (UNCG) def. Ortiz/Ros (C), 8-0
3. Amy Ellis/Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) def. Telenga/Vaughn, 8-6
1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Tamara Stanic (C), 6-1, 6-3
2. Ana Ortiz (C), def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), 4-6, 2-6
3. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Ewa Telenga (C), 6-0, 3-6 (10-3)
4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Lourdes Ros (C), 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
5. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Kirsten Renz (C), 6-2, 6-1
6. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) def. Lauren Vaughn (C), 6-1, 6-3
Alisha Burton (UNCG) def. Caroline Lindsey (C), 8-3
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