EAST GREENSBORO (February 6, 2019) – The North Carolina A&T women’s tennis team dropped a 6-0 decision to Gardner-Webb 6-0 Wednesday in the Aggies second home match of the season at the Aggie Tennis Complex.
N.C. A&T head coach William Crutchfield mixed things up with his lineup on Wednesday in doubles and the results were good. The Aggies came extremely close to taking the doubles point but just could not put the Running Bulldogs away.
"We had a better doubles performance today than we have ever had," said Crutchfield. "We have been working on doubles a lot and it is nice to see the results."
At No. 1 doubles, it was seniors Fabiana Ramirez and Angelica Martinez who teamed together. After leading 5-2, Ramirez and Martinez saw their opponents slowly creeping their way back into the match. With the match tied at 6, there was a tiebreaker set with the Aggies coming up short, 9-7.
Kanishka Chawla and Kaya Ellis paired at No. 3 doubles. They were ahead 5-4, but again the Bulldogs found a way to get on top to take the doubles point 7-5. Renata Ruiz and Marlene Estenssoro were defeated 6-3 in No. 2 doubles.
Estenssoro played well at No. 4 singles but was unable to come away with a victory. She dropped the first set 6-2 before battling back in the second. She would force a tiebreaker set after tying the score at 6. She came up short in the tiebreaker falling, 7-1.
Other singles scores were Renata Ruiz was defeated 6-4, 6-3 and Kaya Ellis fell 6-2, 6-3. Chawla defaulted in singles due to an ailing wrist injury.
The Aggies will have a week to recuperate before heading to Charlotte to play the Charlotte 49ers on February 15 at 10 a.m.
Gardner-Webb 7, N.C. A&T 0
Feb 06, 2019 at Greensboro, N.C.
|1. RISTIC, Miljana (GWU-W) def. RAMIREZ, Fabiana (NCATW) 6-2, 6-1|
|2. NAUPARI, Daniela (GWU-W) def. MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) 6-1, 6-1|
|3. LIMAUGE, Valentine (GWU-W) def. RUIZ, Renata (NCATW) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. DESOL, Manon (GWU-W) def. ESTENSSORO, Marlene (NCATW) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)|
|5. VESELY, Adrienne (GWU-W) def. ELLIS, Kaya (NCATW) 6-2, 6-3|
|6. PANIC, Milica (GWU-W) def. CHAWLA, Kanishka (NCATW), by default|
|1. RISTIC, Miljana/NAUPARI, Daniela (GWU-W) def. RAMIREZ, Fabiana/MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) 7-6 (9-7)|
|2. LIMAUGE, Valentine/DESOL, Manon (GWU-W) def. RUIZ, Renata/ESTENSSORO, Marlene (NCATW) 6-3|
|3. VESELY, Adrienne/PANIC, Milica (GWU-W) def. CHAWLA, Kanishka/ELLIS, Kaya (NCATW) 7-5|
|N.C. A&T 0-5|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,1,3,5,4)|