Johnson City, TN – The Winthrop women’s tennis team won its second match in 2 days, when they defeated East Tennessee State on Thursday, 4-2.
In the doubles competition, the Eagles would win 2 matches, along with the doubles point. Winthrop’s Alice and Andressa Garcia faced East Tennessee State’s Salma Dahbi and Giulia Andreazza in the No. 1 doubles position, winning impressively, 8-1, while Caitlin Cridland and Ekin Gunaysu came up short, 8-2, against the Pirate’s Lyn Yee Choo and Jessica Brumit in the No. 2 doubles position. The Eagles would capture the doubles point in the No. 3 doubles position, as Monica Aguado and Tijana Uzelac defeated Sofia Espana and Anna Gerbasi 8-3.
Winthrop would continue its success in the singles competition. In the No. 1 singles position, Andressa Garcia won in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3, against Choo, while Alice Garcia was also victorious in straight sets over Andreazza, 6-2, 6-2, in the No. 2 singles position. Cridland would continue the straight sets dominance for the Eagles, as she defeated Gerbasi 6-4, 6-2, in the No. 3 singles position, but Espana would capture the No. 4 singles position against Uzelac, 6-1, 6-4. Gunaysu was leading Dahbi 4-6, 6-1, 4-0, in the No. 5 singles position, when the match was decided, and Aguado would fall to Brumit, 6-2, 7-5, in the No. 6 singles position.
After the match, Coach Cid Carvalho spoke about the way the Eagles have been playing, “I’m proud of the way our players played against Charlotte yesterday, and East Tennessee today. We are looking forward to go play Furman next week”.
Winthrop’s record now stands at 2-1 on the season. Their next match is at Furman on Saturday, March 1st, at 1 P.M.