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Women's Tennis Downs Catamounts, 6-1
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 03/22/2011
Britney Cloer
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville women's tennis team won two singles matches in three sets and captured the doubles point as the Bulldogs downed mountain rival Western Carolina, 6-1 at the Crowne Plaza Tennis Center Wednesday afternoon.

Asheville faced a Catamount team that only had five players but battled the Bulldogs (6-7) tough on the day. The victory snapped a four-match Asheville losing streak.

The home team picked up the doubles point when the #2 doubles team of Devon Cavanaugh and Britney Cloer defeated Izabella Glinska and Karen Jimenez Sarmiento,, 8-5. The Bulldogs got a default at #3 flight.

In singles action, Britney Closer and Cavanaugh shook off losses in the first set to rally for three set victories. Cloer, at the #1 singles flight, rallied past Izabell Glinska, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Cavanaugh, at #4, lost the first set, 6-1 but roared back to down Karen Jimenez Sarmiento, 6-0, 6-2.  

The Bulldogs play at Gardner-Webb Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Singles competition

1. Britney Cloer (ASH) def. Izabella Glinska (WCU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

2. Carolina Lainez (WCU) def. Stephanie Schon (ASH) 5-7, 6-1, 6-0

3. Zoe Hamel (ASH) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU) 7-5, 6-4

4. Devon Cavanaugh (ASH) def. Karen Jiménez Sarmiento (WCU) 1-6, 6-0, 6-2

5. Nicole Schon (ASH) def. Katie Barry (WCU) 6-1, 6-2

6. Jackie McGuirk (ASH) won by default

Doubles competition

1. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz / Carolina Lainez (WCU) def. Stephanie Schon/Zoe Hamel (ASH) 8-4

2. Devon Cavanaugh/Britney Cloer (ASH) def. Izabella Glinska / Karen Jiménez Sarmiento (WCU) 8-5

3. Nicole Schon/Jackie McGuirk (ASH) won by default

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