DAVIDSON, N.C. - Davidson picked up three singles victories and captured the doubles point as the Wildcats edged UNC Asheville 4-3 in women's tennis action Sunday afternoon.
The close loss evened the Bulldogs record at 1-1, while the Wildcats improved to 1-1.
Davidson won all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. Asheville picked up exciting three-set victories from Christine Boissevain and Amryn Soldier to help tie the match at 3-3. Boissevain fought back from losing the first set to slip past Stephani Synn at #3 singles, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Solider split the first two sets at #5 singles against Catherine Wood but roared back to win the final set 6-3.
Freshman Erica Rivero won in straight sets at #4 singles as she cruised past Nisha Crouser, 6-1, 7-5.
The Bulldogs return home next weekend for two matches at the Asheville Racquet Club Downtown. Asheville hosts USC Upstate on Saturday (Feb. 2) starting at 3 p.m., followed by a match against Mars Hill Sunday (Feb. 3) also at 3 p.m.
1. Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) def. Zoe Hamel (ASH) 7-5, 6-4
2. Elaina Cummer (DAV) def. Emily McNall (ASH) 6-3, 6-3
3. Christine Boissevain (ASH) def. Stephani Synn (DAV) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Ericka Rivero (ASH) def. Nisha Crouser (DAV) 6-1, 7-5
5. Amryn Soldier (ASH) def. Catherine Wood (DAV) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
6. Elise Held (DAV) def. Gillian Lewis (ASH) 6-4, 6-2
1. Brites Moniz-Soares/Elaina Cummer (DAV) def. Zoe Hamel/Ericka Rivero (ASH) 8-4
2. Nisha Crouser/Stephani Synn (DAV) def. Christine Boissevain/Emily McNall (ASH) 8-4
3. Catherine Wood/Frizzi Bschorer (DAV) def. Amryn Soldier/Gillian Lewis (ASH) 8-1