GREENSBORO (February 28, 2019) – The North Carolina A&T women’s tennis lost to cross-town rival UNCG 7-0 at Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center. The Aggies dropped to 0-7 while the Spartans improved to 2-5.
Even though N.C. A&T lost to the Spartans, the Aggies won at No. 1 doubles. It was the senior duo Fabiana Ramirez and Angelica Martinez who earned the lone win of the match. They defeated Nancy Bridges and Brianna Gomez, 6-4.
The Aggie pair came out hitting heavy balls with a lot of top-spin and the Spartan opponents were not ready. Ramirez and Martinez got out to an early lead and despite their opponents best efforts, they were unable to overcome the deficit.
UNCG would take the doubles point, however, taking No. 2 and 3 doubles. They also swept Aggies in singles but not without pushback from N.C. A&T. Martinez fell 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles while Kaya Ellis was defeated 6-1, 6-4 as well at the No. 6 position.
N.C. A&T will head south for spring break next week. They will play the College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina during their trip.
UNCG 7, N.C. A&T 0
|1. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) def. RAMIREZ, Fabiana (NCATW) 6-3, 6-1|
|2. Sophia Adams (UNCG) def. MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) 6-1, 6-4|
|3. Erika Barquero (UNCG) def. RUIZ, Renata (NCATW) 6-1, 6-0|
|4. Brianna Gomez (UNCG) def. ESTENSSORO, Marlene (NCATW) 6-1, 6-2|
|5. Eugenia Camacho (UNCG) def. BRYANT, Brenna (NCATW) 6-1, 6-1|
|6. Emily Ory (UNCG) def. ELLIS, Kaya (NCATW) 6-1, 6-4|
|1. RAMIREZ, Fabiana/MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) def. Nancy Bridges/Brianna Gomez (UNCG) 6-4|
|2. Erika Barquero/Emily Ory (UNCG) def. RUIZ, Renata/ESTENSSORO, Marlene (NCATW) 6-0|
|3. Sophia Adams/Tayah Cross (UNCG) def. BRYANT, Brenna/ELLIS, Kaya (NCATW) 6-2|
|N.C. A&T 0-7|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,5,4,1,6,2)|