Elon Women’s Tennis Advances to SoCon Semifinals

Posted by Press Release on April 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Elon University women’s tennis team topped UNC Greensboro today, April 17, in the Southern Conference Tournament quarterfinals by the score of 4-0 at the Champions Club.

The win marks the second time in a week the Phoenix have beat the Spartans, as Elon clinched the No. 4 seed in the tournament last week on April 10 in Greensboro, N.C. with a hard-fought 6-1 victory.

Elon moves on to face the top-seeded Furman Paladins tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. Furman swept No. 7 Wofford today at the same time Elon was playing UNCG.

Unlike the April 10 match between the two sides, Elon defeated UNCG in doubles to start the afternoon. #Jordan Johnston# and #Barbora Lazarova# had little trouble dispatching Kayla Gammie and Devon Sutherland on court No. 1, as the Elon duo won 8-0 to get the Phoenix off and running. Shortly after, #Frida Jansaker# and #Maria Camara Ruiz# finished off Dilara Yurkuran and Yasmin Franco at No. 2 doubles with an 8-2 victory to clinch the doubles point for the Phoenix.

Johnston continued her hot play into the singles portion of the match, as the senior defeated Yurtkuran at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-3 to give Elon a 2-0 lead.

After Jansaker finished off Soumeya Anane at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win, Lazarova finished off UNC Greensboro in a tough 6-4, 7-5 match on court No. 4 against Gammie.

Unlike last week, the only match that reached the third set was court No. 6 where #Tolley Rice# recovered from a first-set loss to force a third set. Because of Lazarova’s win, though, Rice’s third set never started. In last week’s match, four of the six singles matches needed a third set to be decided.

Today’s victory now gives Elon at least one win in each of the last five Southern Conference Tournaments. Elon has never won the SoCon regular season or postseason tournament title. Furman has taken 12 of the last 16 regular season titles and 10 of the last 16 SoCon Tournaments.

Tennis Match Results
UNCG vs Elon
Apr 17, 2014 at Chattanooga, Tenn.
(Champions Club)
Elon 4, UNCG 0

Singles competition
1. Jordan Johnston (ELON) def. Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG) 6-1, 6-3
2. Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Soumeya Anane (UNCG) 6-2, 6-2
3. Bryn Khoury (ELON) vs. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) 4-6, unfinished
4. Barbora Lazarova (ELON) def. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) 6-4, 7-5
5. Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) vs. Yasmin Franco (UNCG) 6-7, unfinished
6. Tolley Rice (ELON) vs. Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) 3-6, 7-5, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Jordan Johnston/Barbora Lazarova (ELON) def. Kayla Gammie/Devon Sutherland (UNCG) 8-0
2. Frida Jansaker/Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) def. Dilara Yurtkuran/Yasmin Franco (UNCG) 8-2
3. Taylor Casey/Bryn Khoury (ELON) vs. Stephanie Falcon/Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) 3-6, unfinished

Match Notes:
UNCG 8-13
Elon 13-8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,2,4)

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