WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW women’s tennis team won its third straight match with a 6-1 verdict over visiting North Carolina Central on Saturday at the UNCW courts.

The Seahawks improved to 8-3 overall and won for the fifth time in six outings at home with the win over the Eagles. NCCU dropped to 3-10.

Coach Evan Clark’s team surrendered just three games in the three doubles pairings and then took five of the six singles matches en route to the convincing win.

The No. 2 doubles team of Angie Sekely and Alyssa Ritchie got things going by bageling Mia Ramic and Aissa Muamba, 8-0. Junior Miller Hales and newcomer Annika Sillanpaa then secured the early point with an 8-2 decision against Tamara Jeremic and Lynsey Cover.

NCCU evened the match at 1-all with a victory at No. 5 singles before the Seahawks reeled off five consecutive singles victories to nail down the match.

Freshman Alix Theodossiou put the Seahawks back ahead, 2-1, by romping over Jeremic, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4 singles and Hamilton Lovett extended the margin to 3-1 with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph against Cover at the No. 6 position.

Christine Kharkevitch, a second-year player from Houston, then clinched the match by beating Ekaterina Nekrasova, 6-0, 7-5, at No. 3 singles.

The Seahawks play the second leg of a three-match homestand next Saturday, March 22, when Colonial Athletic Association rival Towson visits for a 2 p.m. match.