Women's Tennis Falls to Gardner-Webb
BOILING SPRING (March 16, 2017) – The North Carolina A&T women’s tennis team dropped to 2-10 on the season with a 6-1 loss on Thursday against the Runnin’ Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb University.
N.C. A&T lost all but one of the six singles matches. The Aggies had one player win in singles as freshman Klara Smolikova won at No. 4 with a 6-3, 4-6 (10-8) win over Miljana Ristic. It was Smolikova’s fourth win of the season and snapped a three-match losing streak for the freshman. The day started with junior Khalia Powell losing to Sandra Bolstad 7-5, 5-7 (10-5). Sophomore Angelica Martinez then lost to Sarah Rieckmann at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-2. Junior Nadia Hilton-Adams dropped a straight set 6-3, 6-3 match to Daniela Naupari. Freshman Kanishka Chawla lost her singles match against Catherine White at the No. 5 spot losing 6-2, 6-1.
The Bulldogs controlled the doubles competition as Gardner-Webb won all three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. N.C. A&T juniors Powell and Hilton-Adams opened doubles competition for the Aggies at the No. 1 spot but came up short with a 6-4 loss against the Bulldogs duo of Bolstad and Naupari. Aggies duo of Martinez and Smolikova teamed up at the No. 2 spot while Kanishka Chawla and Sheyla Ramirez closed out the doubles play at No. 3, both teams falling 6-2 against the Runnin’ Bulldogs.
N.C. A&T takes to the road as they return to action 1 p.m., Saturday when they travel to Radford, Va., to face Radford University.
North Carolina A&T vs Gardner-Webb
Mar 16, 2017 at Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner-Webb 6, North Carolina A&T 1
1. Sandra Bolstad (GWU) def. POWELL,Khalia (NCATW) 5-7, 7-5, 10-5
2. Sarah Rieckmann (GWU) def. MARTINEZ,Angelica (NCATW) 6-0, 6-2
3. Daniela Naupari (GWU) def. HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia (NCATW) 6-3, 6-3
4. SMOLIKOVA,Klara (NCATW) def. Miljana Ristic (GWU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-3
5. Catherine White (GWU) def. CHAWLA,Kanishka (NCATW) 6-2, 6-1
6. Laine Parker (GWU) def. No player (NCATW), by default
1. Sandra Bolstad/Daniela Naupari (GWU) def. POWELL,Khalia/HILTON-ADAMS,Nadia (NCATW) 6-4
2. Sarah Rieckmann/Catherine White (GWU) def. MARTINEZ,Angelica/SMOLIKOVA,Klara (NCATW) 6-2
3. Mary Walker Mixon/Miljana Ristic (GWU) def. CHAWLA,Kanishka/RAMIREZ,Sheyla (NCATW) 6-2