ROCK HILL, S.C. – Defending Big South Conference champion Winthrop defeated the short-handed UNC Asheville women’s tennis team on Sunday, 7-0.


The Lady Eagles won the double point with three victories. Zoe Hamel, Asheville’s top player, did not play in singles after playing in doubles.


Winthrop was able to win five singles matches as the Bulldogs forfeited the sixth flight.


Asheville plays next at Presbyterian College on Wednesday afternoon.


Winthrop 7, UNC Asheville 0
4/7/2013 at Rock Hill, SC (Winthrop Memorial Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. Andressa Garcia (WUW) def. Emily McNall (ASHW) 6-1, 6-0

2. Alice Garcia (WUW) def. Ericka Rivero (ASHW) 6-4, 6-2

3. Giovanna Portioli (WUW) def. Amryn Soldier (ASHW) 6-1, 6-0

4. Caitlin Cridland (WUW) def. Christine Boissevain (ASHW) 6-2, 0-6, 1-0 (10-7)

5. Ekin Gunaysu (WUW) def. Gillian Lewis (ASHW) 6-0, 6-1

6. Tijana Uzelac (WUW) def. No player (ASHW), by default

Doubles competition

1. Yasmine Alkema/Andressa Garcia (WUW) def. Zoe Hamel/Ericka Rivero (ASHW) 8-1

2. Alice Garcia/Giovanna Portioli (WUW) def. Christine Boissevain/Emily McNall (ASHW) 8-5

3. Caitlin Cridland/Ekin Gunaysu (WUW) def. Amryn Soldier/Gillian Lewis (ASHW) 8-4