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White improved to 3-0 this season at No. 1 singles.
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White Leads Gardner-Webb To 5-2 Win Over Erskine Friday Afternoon
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
          Release: February 15, 2013
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BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb won its first match of the season Friday afternoon, capturing a 5-2 decision over Erskine at home.

Erica White, a senior from Charleston, W.Va., picked up a 6-2, 6-1 decision in singles action and paired with junior Jenny Lunde (Oslo, Norway) for an 8-6 doubles win. Sophomore Yasmin Doost (Bray, England) won at No. 2 singles by a 6-3, 7-5 score and partnered with freshman Valeriia Popko (St. Petersburg, Russia) for an 8-4 doubles win.

Popko captured a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles and fellow freshman Rokia Sacko (Montreal, Canada) battled for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 triumph at No. 4 singles for the Runnin' Bulldogs.

Erskine captured No. 5 and No. 6 singles by default, with Victoria Stephens and Sarah McDonald credited with those wins.

White improved her individual ledger to 3-0 on the season at No. 1 singles.

Gardner-Webb (1-2) evened its record when playing at home this season. The Runnin' Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesday, February 19, hosting Presbyterian at 2:00 p.m. in its Big South Conference opener.



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