ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Sophomore Amryn Soldier rallied for a three-set victory as the UNC Asheville women's tennis team slipped past USC Upstate 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Asheville Racquet Club.


The Bulldogs (2-1) lost the doubles point but rallied to win four matches in singles to pick up their second win of the year. Asheville picked up wins at flights 4, 5 and 6 to earn the victory.


The match was tied at 3-3 when Soldier met Julie Bell of USC Upstate in the number five flight. Bell won the first set, 6-3 before Soldier roared back to win 6-2, 6-2.


Also winning in three sets was Ericka Rivero at #4 flight against Talia Rojas. Rojas won the first set 6-4 but Rivero rallied to win the next two sets, 6-3, 6-4.


Also getting wins in singles for Asheville was Zoe Hamel and Gillian Lewis. Hamel won at #1 flight over Taylor Cohen, 7-6, 6-2. Lewis won at #6 over Sarh Vande Berg, 6-4, 6-3.


The Bulldogs are back in action on Sunday when they host Mars Hill at the ARC Downtown starting at 3 p.m. Admission is free.



1. HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) def. Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

2. Isabel von Stryk (UPSTW) def. MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 6-1, 6-2

3. Constanze Kuerten (UPSTW) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-1, 6-4

4. RIVERO, Erickia (ASHW) def. Talia Rojas (UPSTW) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

5. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) def. Julie Bell (UPSTW) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

6. LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) def. Sarah Vande Berg (UPSTW) 6-4, 6-3



1. Julie Bell/Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) def. HAMEL, Zoe/RIVERO, Erickia (ASHW) 8-6

2. Constanze Kuerten/Talia Rojas (UPSTW) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin/MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 8-7 (7-5)

3. LEWIS, Gillian/SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) def. Isabel von Stryk/Sarah Vande Berg (UPSTW) 8-7 (