BOILING SPRINGS – The Gardner-Webb women's tennis team took five singles matches to earn a 5-2 win over visiting Wofford in non-conference action on Thursday afternoon.
Action began with doubles play, where the pairing of Mary Walker Mixon and Miljana Ristic defeated Curran Carver and Emily Erickson (6-3,) at the number three position, and the duo of Catherine White and Sarah Rieckmann defeated Catherine Martin and Lauren Reed (6-4) at the number two spot to seal the doubles point for the Runnin' Bulldogs.
GWU took an early 3-0 advantage at the onset of singles action, as White defeated Taylor Carlson in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) at the number five position and Daniela Naupari downed Kalli Karas (6-2, 6-3) at the number three spot.
Wofford would follow with wins at the number six and one positions to pull within one point at 3-2.
Gardner-Webb would seal the overall match victory at the number four position as Ristic would defeat Reid in three sets (6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2). Reickmann would also earn a match victory at the number two spot, defeating Cassidy Hicks in three sets (5-7, 6-4, 6-4).
The Runnin' Bulldogs (5-2, 1-1 Big South) resume conference play this Saturday afternoon as they travel to Charleston, S.C. to face Charleston Southern at 1:00 pm.
Gardner-Webb 5, Wofford 2
#1 Hicks/Karas (WOF) def. Bolstad/Naupari (GWU) 7-5
#2 White/Rieckmann (GWU) def. Martin/Reid (WOF) 6-4
#3 Mary Walker Mixon/Ristic (GWU) def. Carver/Emily Erickson (WOF) 6-3
#1 Catherine Martin (WOF) def. Sandra Bolstad (GWU) 6-3, 0-6, 7-5
#2 Sarah Rieckmann (GWU) def. Cassidy Hicks (WOF) 5-7, 6-4. 6-4
#3 Daniela Naupari (GWU) def. Kalli Karas (WOF) 6-2, 6-3
#4 Miljana Ristic (GWU) def. Lauren Reid (WOF) 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2
#5 Catherine White (GWU) def. Taylor Carlson (WOF) 6-2, 6-4
#6 Curran Carver (WOF) def. Paula Romero (GWU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3