BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - The UNC Asheville women's tennis advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference Tennis Championships with a a 4-1 victory over Presbyterian College. This year's championship is being held at Gardner-Webb.


Asheville (12-9) takes on second-seeded Winthrop Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.


UNC Asheville took the doubles point as the No. 2 team of Christine Boissevain and Amryn Soldier downed Patricia Alves and Kayla Stanford, 8-6 and the No. 3 team of Emily McNall and Lauren Brooker defeated Lucia Leahy and Caroline de Loach, 8-5.

Asheville secured the match with singles points from Amryn Soldier defeating Patrica Alves, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 3; Emily McNall downing Lucia Leahy, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4; and Christine Boissevain knocking off Caroline de Loach, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 5.

Presbyterian took its point from Caroline Ferrari’s match with Ericka Rivero after Rivero retired during the first set due to injury.  Ferrari led 5-4 at the time of the injury.


Singles competition
1. HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) vs. RANSOM, Greer (PCW) 6-1, 4-5, unfinished
2. FERRARI, Caroline (PCW) def. RIVERO, Ericka (ASHW) 5-4, retired
3. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) def. ALVES, Patricia (PCW) 6-2, 6-1
4. MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) def. LEAHY, Lucia (PCW) 6-2, 6-1
5. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) def. DELOACH, Caroline (PCW) 6-0, 6-1
6. LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) vs. STANFORD, Kayla (PCW) 6-4, 4-3, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. RIVERO, Ericka/HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) vs. FERRARI, Caroline/RANSOM, Greer (PCW) 6-7, unfinished
2. SOLDIER, Amryn/BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) def. ALVES, Patricia/STANFORD, Kayla (PCW) 8-6
3. BROOKER, Lauren/MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) def. LEAHY, Lucia/DELOACH, Caroline (PCW) 8-5