BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb won its fourth women's tennis match in a row, rallying for a 4-3 win over Campbell Friday afternoon in Big South action.
The Runnin' Bulldogs (9-4, 3-2 Big South) trailed 3-0 after doubles play and the first two singles' flights, but rallied to win the final four singles matches to pull out the big league win.
The Fighting Camels swept through action in doubles, winning all three flights. The tandem of Catherine White and Sarah Rieckmann put up a fight at No. 2 doubles before falling to Pauline Roustan and Lea Cutura by a 7-5 score.
Campbell jumped out to its 3-0 team lead following the doubles' win with a dominant effort by Alexandra Andrivot at No. 1 singles. Andrivot took a 6-0, 6-0 win in straight sets to put her side up 2-0.
Isabel Boada kept the momentum with the visitors, winning 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6 singles – but Gardner-Webb had its big rally in store.
Rieckmann started the run with her 6-3, 6-3 win over Pauline Roustan at No. 2 singles and Miljana Ristic followed with a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles to trim the team deficit to 3-2.
Daniela Naupari tied the score, 3-3, with a 6-2, 7-5 victory at No. 3 singles – and Catherine White sealed the win at No. 5 singles – battling to a thrilling, 7-6 (4) win in the second set to follow a 6-4 win in her first set over Nina Asanin.
The win was Gardner-Webb's third win of 4-3 in its last four matches.
Up next for the Runnin' Bulldogs is a road match at Radford on Saturday, March 25. The action is set to begin that day at 1:00 pm.