DURHAM, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb women's tennis team earned its first win of the 2017 season, defeating North Carolina Central by a 5-1 score on Saturday afternoon.
In doubles play, the pairing of Catherine White and Sarah Riechmann defeated the pairing of Tamara Jeremic and Emily Pena, 6-0, at the No. 3 position, yet the Eagles would take the matches at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions to claim the doubles point.
The Runnin' Bulldogs would sweep through singles play, as White would blank Jeremic at the No. 5 spot, 6-0, 6-0, and Sandra Bolstad, Daniela Naupari, and Miljana Ristic would win in straight sets at the No. 1, 3, and 4 positions respectively.
The match at the No. 2 spot would be decided in the third set, as Riechmann defeated Jamie Rogers, 6-2, 6-7(3-7), 6-3.
The match at the No. 6 position between GWU's Paula Romer and NCCU's Emily Pena was stopped in the second set, with Romero taking the first set 6-2.
Gardner-Webb returns to action on Wednesday, February 15th, hosting Limestone at 2:00 pm at the GWU Tennis Courts.
Gardner-Webb 5, NC Central 1
1. Frida Cnossen/Jamie Rogers (NCCU) def. Sandra Bolstad/Daniela Naupari (GWU) 7-5
2. Jasmine Gabriel/Lynsey Cover (NCCU) def. Mary Walker Mixon/Miljana Ristic (GWU) 6-3
3. Catherine White/Sarah Rieckmann (GWU) def. Tamara Jeremic/Emily Pena (NCCU) 6-0
1. Bolstad (GWU) def. Cnossen (NCCU) 6-4, 6-1
2. Rieckmann (GWU) def. Rogers (NCCU) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3
3. Naupari (GWU) def. Gabriel (NCCU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Ristic (GWU) def. Cover (NCCU) 6-1, 6-4
5. White (GWU) def. Jeremic (NCCU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Paula Romero (GWU) vs. Pena (NCCU) 6-2, unfinished