Women's Tennis Opens Season With a Win Over UNC-Greensboro
Greensboro, N.C. -- The NC State Women's Tennis team opened spring play on the road versus UNC-Greensboro (1-2) on Friday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over the Lady Spartans. The win gives first-year Head Coach Hans Olsen his first of the season.
The Wolfpack (1-0) dominated doubles competition to sweep the doubles point early. The #1 tandem of juniors Jackie Leskovar and Myrna Bawono won 8-2. Senior captains of the 2002 squad, Katrina Gildemeister and Kristen Nicholls secured a win at the #2 spot over Greensboro's Kate LeCoste and Kristen Adamson. Wrapping up doubles play at the #3 position were Jennifer Jassawalla and Loni Worsley who also came out on top with an 8-4 win over Carlin Kanan and Amanda Eutzler.
In singles competition, NC State recorded wins by #1 Leskovar (6-3, 6-1), #2 Gildemeister (6-3, 5-7, 6-2), #3 Nicholls (6-2, 6-4), #4 Bawono (6-0, 6-3) and #5 Worsley (6-3, 6-1).
The Wolfpack will be in action Sunday afternoon when they travel to Chapel Hill to face conference rivals, the North Carolina Tarheels. Play is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The Tarheels entered the spring season ranked 17th in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
1 - Jackie Leskovar (NCSU) def. Sonnia Orelanna (UNCG), 6-3, 6-1
2 - Katrina Gildemeister (NCSU) def. Lindsey Peel (UNCG), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
3 - Kristen Nicholls (NCSU) def. Kate LaCoste (UNCG), 6-2, 6-4
4 - Myrna Bawono (NCSU) def. Natalie Cherry (UNCG), 6-0, 6-3
5 - Loni Worsley (NCSU) def. Kristen Adamson (UNCG), 6-3, 6-1
6 - Amanda Eutzler (UNCG) def. Jennifer Jassawalla (NCSU), 6-4, 6-4
1 - Leskovar/Bawono (NCSU) def. Orellana/Peel (UNCG), 8-2
2 - Gildemeister/Nicholls (NCSU)def. LaCoste/Adamson (UNCG), 8-2
3 - Jasawalla/Worsley (NCSU) def. Carlin Kanan/Eutzler (UNCG), 8-4