Lady Monarchs Drop Tough Match to UNC Greensboro, 4-3

March 02, 2013
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 2, 2013

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - Old Dominion University women's tennis dropped a tough 4-3 match to UNC Greensboro Saturday afternoon at Marshall.

ODU drops to 7-4 on the year while the Spartans improved to 4-3.

UNCG won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Niltooli Wilkins and Alex Whitehead won a tight 8-6 decision at No. 1 over Diana Ivanova and Nikol Hristova. Juliana Pires and Melissa Esnal Olguin were 8-4 winners at No. 2. Stephanie Falcon and Dilara Yurtkuran clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win at No. 3.

Wilkins started singles for UNCG with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Ivanova, 6-3, 7-5. Hristova got ODU its first win of the day with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Dilara Yurtkuran at No. 2. Ivana Vukovic earned ODU its second win with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Alex Whitehead at No. 3. Annette Rios and Stephanie Falcon earned wins at No. 4 and No. 5 to clinch the team win for UNCG. Nika Khmolovska was an 8-4 winner at No. 6 for the Lady Monarchs.

ODU is back in action tomorrow at 10 a.m. against Marshall.

1. Wilkins/Whitehead (UNCG) def. Ivanova/Hristova (ODU), 8-6
2. Pires/Esnal Olguin (ODU) def. Gammie/Rios (UNCG), 8-4
3. Falcon/Yurtkuran (UNCG) def. Khmolovska/Vukovic (ODU), 8-4

1. Niltooli Wilkins (UNCG) def. Diana Ivanova (ODU), 6-3, 7-5
2. Nikol Hristova (ODU) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG), 6-1, 6-3
3. Ivana Vukovic (ODU) def. Alex Whitehead, 7-5, 6-4
4. Annette Rios (UNCG) def. Juliana Pires (ODU), 6-3, 6-2
5. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Melissa Esnal Olguin (ODU), 6-4, 6-1
6. Nika Khmolovska (ODU) def. Kayla Gammie (UNCG), 8-4