CULLOWHEE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville women's tennis team won the doubles point and took four singles matches as the Bulldogs downed mountain rival Western Carolina, 5-2 at the Catamount Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon.


The win improved Asheville's record to 4-1 on the season, while the Lady Cats fell to 0-4-1.


The Bulldogs top two doubles teams won their matches handily to put the Blue & White in front, 1-0.


In singles action, Asheville got one point on a forfeit at #6 singles. And then got clutch three-set wins from Amryn Soldier and Christine Boissevain to hold off WCU. Gillian Lewis won in straight sets for Asheville at #5 flight.


The Bulldogs are in action again on Tuesday afternoon when they host Augusta State at the Asheville Racquet Club starting at Noon

UNC Asheville 5, Western Carolina 2
Feb 23, 2014 at Cullowhee, N.C. (Catamount Athletic Complex)

Singles competition
1. Stacia Kissell (WCU) def. Zoe Hamel (UNCA) 6-1, 6-1
2. Shannon Bettiol (WCU) def. Ericka Rivero (UNCA) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
3. Amryn Soldier (UNCA) def. Sara Ruiz Pajares (WCU) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-2)
4. Christine Boissevain (UNCA) def. Megan McLinden (WCU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Gillian Lewis (UNCA) def. Erin Maguire (WCU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Emily McNall (UNCA) def. No player (WCU), by default


Doubles competition
1. Zoe Hamel/Ericka Rivero (UNCA) def. Stacia Kissell/Sara Ruiz Pajares (WCU) 8-5
2. Amryn Soldier/Christine Boissevain (UNCA) def. Shannon Bettiol/Erin Maguire (WCU) 8-3
3. Gillian Lewis/Emily McNall (UNCA) def. No player/No player (WCU), by default