ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville women’s tennis team posted its eighth win of the season by slipping past Big South Conference for Radford, 5-2 at the Asheville Racquet Club Downtown Monday afternoon.


The Bulldogs (8-7, 2-3) captured the doubles point by winning all three matches and then claimed victories in four singles matches to earn their first win over the Lady Highlanders (3-10, 0-3 BSC) since the 2010.


In doubles play, Zoe Hamel and Ericka Rivero won easily at #1 flight with an 8-0 victory over Taylor Newman and Meg Napolitano. Emily McNall and Christine Boissevain won at #2 flight by roaring past Gemma Valls and Taylor Fay, 8-3. Gillian Lewis and Amryn Solider finished the sweep with an 8-2 victory at #23


Rivero got things going for the Blue & White in singles play with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Hana Babic at #3 flight.


Radford got singles wins from Taylor Newman at #2 flight and Meg Napolitano at #4 flight to tie the match at 2-2.


But the Bulldogs took charge by winning the final three singles matches that were played. Zoe Hamel won in three sets at #1 flight by rallying past Valls, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. Freshman Gillian Lewis won at #6 flight over Michael, 6-2, 6-3. Soldier finished off the match with a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Taylor Fay at #5 flight.


Asheville is back in action this Thursday afternoon when the Bulldogs travel to North Carolina A&T.


UNC Asheville 5, Radford 2
Mar 25, 2013 at Asheville, N.C. (ARC Downtown) 

Singles competition

1. HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) def. VALLS, Gemma (RAD) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

2. NEWMAN, Taylor (RAD) def. MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 6-2, 6-3

3. RIVERO, Ericka (ASHW) def. BABIC, Hana (RAD) 6-1, 6-1

4. NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-4, 6-3

5. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) def. FAY, Taylor (RAD) 6-2, 7-6

6. LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) def. MICHAEL, Allison (RAD) 6-2, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. HAMEL, Zoe/RIVERO, Ericka (ASHW) def. NEWMAN, Taylor/NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) 8-0

2. MCNALL, Emily/BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) def. VALLS, Gemma/FAY, Taylor (RAD) 8-3

3. SOLDIER, Amryn/LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) def. MICHAEL, Allison/BABIC, Hana (RAD) 8-2