ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville women’s tennis team battled Big South-leading Charleston Southern hard on Sunday but the Lady Buccaneers won a close doubles point and then took four singles matches to slip past the Bulldogs, 5-2 at the Asheville Racquet Club.


Asheville (7-7, 1-3 BSC) got one win in doubles as the Bulldogs #1 flight team of Zoe Hamel and Ericka Rivero posted an 8-7 win (8-6 in tie-breaker) over Angelica Sidorenko and Alia Nour. But the Lady Bucs earned the point by getting wins at #2 and #3 doubles.  


In singles play, Hamel won in three sets at #1 flight over Marketa Placha, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6. Rivero won at #3 singles over Angelica Sidorenko, 6-3, 6-4.

CSU claimed singles wins from Yvonne Hubler, Alexandra Walters, Alia Nour and Susita Das to seal the victory over the Bulldogs. The Lady Bucs stayed unbeaten in league play at 5-0 and improved their overall record to 9-4.


Asheville returns to action on Monday when the Bulldogs host Radford at ARC starting at 2 p.m.




  1. Zoe Hamel (ASH) def. Marketa Placha, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6.
  2. Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. Emily McNall (ASH) 6-0, 6-2.
  3. Ericka Rivero (ASH) def. Angelica Sidorenko (CSU), 6-3, 6-4.
  4. Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. Amryn Solidier (ASH), 6-0, 6-1.
  5. Alia Nour (CSU) def. Christine Boissevain (ASH), 6-4, 6-2.
  6. Susita Das (CSU) def. Gillian Lewis (ASH) 6-2, 4-6, (8-6)




  1. Zoe Hamel-Ericka Rivero (ASH) def. Angelica Sidorenko-Alia Nour (CSU), 8-7 (8-6)
  2. Alexandra Walters-Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. Emily McNall-Christine Boissevain (ASH), 8-6
  3. Marketa Placha-Susita Das (CSU) def. Amryn Solider-Gillian Lewis (ASH), 8-5