Seahawks Down Bucs In Women's Tennis
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW swept the early doubles point and tacked on key singles victories at the top three positions to clip East Tennessee State, 4-2, in women's tennis action Thursday at the UNCW Tennis Complex.
The Seahawks improved to 3-4 on the season with the non-conference win. It's the second of three consecutive home matches for Coach Jenny Garrity's club. ETSU now stands 1-3 this spring.
Playing a day early to avoid inclement weather expected to enter the area Friday, the Seahawks quickly won all three doubles matches. The No. 1 team of Kelly Cameron and Angie Sekely cruised past ETSU's Paula Jaime and Karina Kedzo, 8-2, and the No. 3 tandem of Olga Blank and Casey Dasheill clinched the early point with an 8-4 decision over Jessica Brummit and Marine Wieliczko.
ETSU then rallied to bring the match even at 2-all with wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles before the Seahawks closed out the match. Sekely thumped Jaime, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2 singles to hand UNCW a 3-2 lead, with daylight running out. The last two remaining matches at No. 1 and No. 4 singles were then moved to Cape Fear Country Club, where senior Christina Lee outlasted Wieliczko, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, to clinch the fourth point and the match for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks return to Colonial Athletic Association early Saturday when 38th-ranked Georgia State visits Wilmington for an 11 a.m. match.