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Emily McNall
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
Women’s Tennis Falls At Radford, 7-0
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 04/12/2014

RADFORD, Va. – The Radford women’s tennis team picked up a 7-0 decision over UNC Asheville on Saturday afternoon at the Radford University Tennis Complex in Big South Conference play.

With the win the Highlanders improve to 10-12 overall and 4-5 in the Big South while the Bulldogs fall to 13-11 and 3-6 in league play.

The Highlanders picked up the doubles point to start the match, as Taylor Newman and Gemma Valls defeated Zoe Hamel and Ericka Rivero 8-5 before Meg Napolitano and Grace Sarver defeated Christine Boissevain and Amryn Soldier 8-5.

The Bulldogs team of Emily McNall and Lauren Brooker defeated Gisela Garcia and Taylor Fey 8-1 in doubles competition.

Radford won all the single’s matches, with Newman defeating Hamel 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-8) at the No. 1 spot. Valls took the No. 2 spot 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8) over Ericka Rivero and Napolitano took No. 3 singles over Soldier 6-2, 6-1.

Sarver posted a 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 win over McNall in at No. 4, Garcia recorded a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Boissevain at No. 6 and Saran Andrade earned a 6-2, 7-5 win over Gillian Lewis to close out the competition.  

Doubles competition

1. Taylor Newman / Gemma Valls (RU) def. Zoe Hamel / Ericka Rivero (ASHW), 8-5

2. Meg Napolitano / Grace Sarver (RU) def. Christine Boissevain / Amryn Soldier (ASHW), 8-5

3. Emily McNall / Lauren Brooker (ASHW) def. Gisela Garcia / Taylor Fay (RU), 8-1

Singles competition

1. Taylor Newman (RU) def. Zoe Hamel (ASHW), 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)

2. Gemma Valls (RU) def. Ericka Rivero (ASHW), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)

3. Meg Napolitano (RU) def. Amryn Soldier (ASHW), 6-2, 6-1

4. Grace Sarver (RU) def. Emily McNall (ASHW), 7-5, 2-6, 6-2

5. Gisela Garcia (RU) def. Christine Boissevain (ASHW), 6-0, 7-5

6. Sara Andrade (RU) def. Gillian Lewis (ASHW), 6-2, 7-5


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