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UNCG Snaps Furman Winning Streak

UNCG Snaps Furman Winning Streak

GREENSBORO, N.C. – In a battle between two undefeated Southern Conference foes, the UNC Greensboro women's tennis team snapped Furman's eight-match winning streak and handed the Paladins their first league loss of the season with a 5-2 victory Sunday at the UNCG Tennis Courts in Greensboro, N.C. 

UNCG won two out of three doubles matches to clinch the match's opening point.  Devon Sutherland and Alex Whitehead combined for an 8-1 victory over sophomores Margaret Boyette and Katherine Sullivan at number two doubles, then Kayla Gammie and Annette Rios defeated junior Lauren Kline and freshman Kelly Sullivan, 8-4, in the third-seeded match.  The team of freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste and junior Michele Stanford picked up a win for the Paladins in the top spot, besting Lucy Dougherty and Niltooli Wilkins, 8-7(7-4).

The Paladins took a 2-1 lead after Oudin defeated Dilara Yurtkuran, 6-4, 6-2, at number three singles, then Moreno-Kaste topped Dougherty, 6-4, 6-4, in the fifth-seeded match.  The Spartans came back strong, winning the last four singles matches for the team victory.  Wilkins notched a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Kline at number one, and Whitehead recorded a 7-6(7-4), 6-2 triumph over Stanford in the second match.  Rios came from behind to defeat Boyette 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, in the fourth-seeded match, and Stephanie Falcon recorded a 6-4, 7-6(7-3) win over sophomore Amanda Murray at number six.

Furman (11-8, 6-1 SoCon) will play at Western Carolina Tuesday at 3 p.m.  UNC Greensboro improves to 12-4 overall and 7-0 in league play with Sunday's win.

UNCG 5, Furman 2
Apr 01, 2012 at Greensboro, N.C. (UNCG Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

2. Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) 6-4, 6-2

4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

5. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) 6-4, 6-4

6. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)


Doubles competition

1. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Lucy Dougherty/Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) 8-7 (7-4)

2. Devon Sutherland/Alex Whitehead (UNCG) def. Margaret Boyette/Katherine Oudin (FUR) 8-1

3. Kayla Gammie/Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Lauren Kline/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 8-4


Match Notes

Furman 11-8, 6-1 SoCon

UNCG 12-4, 7-0 SoCon

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,5,2,6,4,1)