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UNCG Tennis Review

Chelsea McBay

Staff Writer

UNCG Tennis was busy last weekend. The men traveled to Charlotte, NC to play the UNCC 49ers on Friday, March 3. The women played against UNCC on March 3rd along with the men, and then traveled to play Chattanooga in Tennessee on March 5th. On Tuesday, March 9, the team then traveled to compete against Elon University.

The men faced UNCC without much luck. They played the best in doubles versus the 49ers, going 1-for-3 in the competition. Partners Connor Thompson and Marcus Vidgren defeated 49ers’ Sam Rice and Leonardo Menezes 6-3 in that match. Charlotte had the advantage in the other two matches. 49er players Garcia Moreno and Oriol Puig Forne defeated William Albright and Jack Burkill of UNCG, 6-4. While in the other match, Max Benaim and Josh Aubrey of Charlotte defeated Warren Bryan and Logan Walker 6-4 as well.

Singles did not play out much better. UNCG went 1-for-6 against Charlotte’s single match competitors. The one win UNCG claimed came from freshman Daniel Hammarstedt, who defeated Jensen Martin in three sets that went 6-7 (9-11), 6-4 and 6-0. UNCG as a whole lost to UNCC 1-6.

The UNCG women’s tennis team took on Charlotte on that Friday and as a whole dropped it 1-4 to the opposing 49ers. In singles play, the Spartans pulled out a victory thanks to Masey DeMoss at number three singles against 49ers’ Alexandra Lee, thanks to matches that went 6-1 and 6-4. The rest of the matches UNCG played were lost and two of them were not completed.

In doubles play, the Blue and Gold went 1-of-3. Masey DeMoss (who got a singles victory) and playing partner Alice Taylor defeated Charlotte’s Pierina Imparato and Megan Smith in number one doubles, 6-4. In number two doubles, Immie Cowper and Tia Martin of UNCC defeated UNCG’s Blaine Boaz and Nancy Bridges 6-4. In number three doubles, Alexandra Lee and her playing partner Macy Vonderschmidt defeated our own Sophia Adams and Corinne Blythe 6-2.

The UNCG women began their SoCon play at Chattanooga on March 5th at 12:00pm. in a hard fought, competitive match, the Spartans dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Chattanooga. UNCG played the best in the singles competition, splitting the matches 3-3 with the Mocs. We got wins from Masey DeMoss, Sophia Adams and Blaine Boaz. The number two match was hard fought, but ultimately Chattanooga’s Delaney Edwards defeated our own Sarah Swiderski 6-3 and 6-4.

As for doubles, UNCG went 1-of-3 against the Mocs. Blaine Boaz and Nancy Bridges defeated UTC’s Delaney Edwards and Sydney Patton 7-5 in the number two doubles. However, for the number one and three matches, UNCG went 6-3 and 6-2 against their UTC opponents.

On Tuesday against Elon, the women would fall the Phoenix 6-1, keeping them in the cellar of the SoCon at a 1-10 record this season. Aside from a hard fought match from sophomore Nancy Bridges who won her singles match 6-0, 7-6, (7-4), the other women of the blue and gold failed to win their matches.

The men continue their season on March 11th, playing at home on the UNCG Tennis Courts versus the Wofford Terriers. Also, that Sunday, March 12th, the team will travel to Wilmington, NC to face the UNCW Seahawks at 12:00pm. Their overall record is 5-3.

The women will not see the court against until they hit the bright courts of the Sunshine state. On March 15 and 16, the blue and gold will compete against Flagler College and North Florida in the state of Florida before returning to South Carolina that Saturday to face off against USC Upstate.  

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