ELON, NC–The Winthrop women’s tennis team’s performance at the Elon University Fall Tennis Invitational was highlighted by two third place finishes in the doubles and a loss in the A-3 singles consolation match.
The Eagle duo of sophomore Alice Garcia (Brasillia, Brazil) and senior Andressa Garcia (Sao Paulo, Brazil), defeated UNC Greensboro’s Anane and Falcon, 8-4 in the A-1 Doubles third place match. In the A-2 Doubles third place bracket, Winthrop sophomore Caitlin Cridland (Perth, Australia) and junior Ekin Gunaysu (Ankara, Turkey) defeated USC Upstate’s Cohen and Zoske, 8-4.
After dropping her first match in the A-3 singles to Western Carolina’s Shannon Bettiol, Gunaysu won two matches in the consolation round before falling in the consolation finals. She downed Ana Baron of USC Upstate, 6-4, 6-3, and Amy Ellis of UNCG, 4-6, 6-3, 12-10 before losing to Karlee Bryde of Furman, 6-3, 7-5.