Athletics
Winthrop Advances At Big South Championship
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 04/19/2012
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - #1 seed Winthrop downed #8 seed UNC Asheville 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference women’s tennis championship Thursday morning at the Asheville Racquet Club South.

The Lady Eagles (11-10) advance to the semifinals of the tournament on Friday where they will face the winner of the Gardner-Webb-Radford Friday at 10 a.m. The Bulldogs end their season with a 6-16 overall record.

Winthrop took the doubles point as the #2 team of Sandra Herrera and Givanna Portioli downed Jenna Dodge and Amryn Soldier, 8-0 and #3 team of Camille Amrani and Ekin Gunaysu downed Devon Cavanaugh and Amie Cloer, 8-2.

In singles action, Yasmine Alkema won at #1 over Emily McNall, 6-0, 6-1. Portiolli downed Dodge at #4, 6-0, 6-0. Gunaysu also won 6-0, 6-0 over Amie Cloer.

For the Bulldogs, senior Devon Cavanaugh won the first set 6-1 and was tied 1-1 before the match was over.

 

Singles competition

1. ALKEMA, Yasmine (WUW) def. MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 6-0, 6-1

2. GARCIA, Andressa (WUW) vs. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 6-2, 2-2, unfinished

3. HERRERA, Sandra (WUW) vs. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished

4. PORTIOLI, Giovanna (WUW) def. DODGE, Jenna (ASHW) 6-0, 6-0

5. GUNAYSU, Ekin (WUW) def. CLOER, Amie (ASHW) 6-0, 6-0

6. AGUADO, Monica (WUW) vs. CAVANAUGH, Devon (ASHW) 2-6, 1-1, unfinished

 

Doubles competition

1. ALKEMA, Yasmine/GARCIA, Andressa (WUW) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin/MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 7-2

2. HERRERA, Sandra/PORTIOLI, Giovanna (WUW) def. DODGE, Jenna/SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 8-0

3. AMRANI, Camille/GUNAYSU, Ekin (WUW) def. CAVANAUGH, Devon/CLOER, Amie (ASHW) 8-2


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