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Oprea picked up a win at No. 3 singles for Gardner-Webb Wednesday, her 13th singles win of the season.
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Gardner-Webb Defeated by Winthrop in Big South Women’s Tennis Action
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
          Release: March 21, 2012
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Boiling Springs, N.C. - GWU fell to Big South frontrunner Winthrop Wednesday afternoon, dropping a 6-1 decision at home to the visiting Eagles.

With the loss, Gardner-Webb moves to 9-7 (1-3) on the season.

After dropping the No. 1 doubles match, Gardner-Webb responded with a win at the No. 3 spot, as Erica White and Ronia Hutterli prevailed by a margin of 8-5. Winthrop took the win at No. 2 doubles to go on top 1-0.

GWU's lone singles win came from senior Ioana Oprea (Bucharest, Romania), who picked up her sixth straight singles victory with the win Wednesday. Oprea, whose 13-3 singles record is second best for the Runnin' Bulldogs this season, took a 6-4, 6-2 win over the Eagles' Sandra Herrera at No. 3 to give GWU the point.

Winthrop took straight set wins at the other five singles spots on Wednesday.

Gardner-Webb returns to action with another Big South tilt, taking on Charleston Southern Saturday. The March 24 match is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.


Match Results - Winthrop 6 - GWU 1


1. Alkema/Garcia def. Ioana Oprea/Jenny Lunde 8-1

2. Herrera/Portioli def. Alice Hopkins/Yasmin Doost 8-4

3. Erica White/Ronia Hutterli def. Gunaysu/Aguado 8-5


1. Alkema def. White 7-5, 7-5

2. Garcia def. Hopkins 6-3, 6-1

3. Oprea def. Herrrera 6-4, 6-2

4. Portioli def. Lunde 6-2, 6-4

5. Gunaysu def. Hutterli 6-2, 6-1

6. Aguado def. Tavenner Black 6-0, 6-3



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