Monday, June 24, 2024

Tribe Women’s Tennis Picks Up Road Win at East Carolina

(Tribe Athletics)

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Graduate student Yu Chen, junior Ine Stange and freshman Francesca Davis each posted singles wins as William & Mary notched a 4-3 road win over East Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

The Tribe (5-5) claimed the doubles point and then received straight-set singles wins from Chen, Stange and the clincher from Davis to upend the Pirates for the ninth-straight time.

How It Happened

  • The Tribe recorded convincing 6-1 wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to secure the initial point of the match.
  • Chen and junior Emma Fernald rolled to a 6-1 victory over Ines Bachir and Alisha Hussain at No. 1. The Tribe tandem improved to 5-3 at the top spot.
  • Davis and sophomore Yaelle Vaissaud bounced Kim Auerswald and Anne Lou, 6-1, for their second-straight win to clinch the doubles point. They improved to 5-2 in dual-match action.
  • Chen quickly pushed the Tribe lead to 2-0 with a straight-sets win over Auerswald, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 2 position. It was her 10th win of the year and she moved to 4-1 on line two.
  • After an ECU win at the top spot, W&M received wins at No. 4 and No. 6 to secure the team triumph.
  • Stange notched her second-straight win, downing Isabella Ortiz, 6-2, 7-6, at No. 4. It was her eighth win of the year and she improved to 4-4 in dual-match action.
  • Davis picked up her third clinching victory of the season at No. 6. The Green and Gold rookie topped Kexuan Zhou, 7-6, 7-6, for her 10th win of the year. Davis improved to 4-1 at No. 6 and 6-2 in dual-match play.
  • ECU closed within 4-3 behind a pair of three-set wins at No. 3 and No. 5.

Up Next
The Tribe returns home to host George Washington on Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m.

William & Mary 4, East Carolina 3

Singles
No. 1 – Ines Bachir (ECU) def. Hedda Gurholt (W&M) – 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 – Yu Chen (W&M) def. Kim Auerswald (ECU) – 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 – Martina Muzzolon (ECU) def. Mila Mejic (W&M) – 3-6, 6-2 6-4
No. 4 – Ine Stange (W&M) def. Isabella Ortiz (ECU) – 6-2, 7-6
No. 5 – Joan Madi (ECU) def. Emma Fernald (W&M) – 6-7, 6-2, 7-6
No. 6 – Francesca Davis (W&M) def. Kexuan Zhou (ECU) – 7-6, 7-6
Finishing Order: 2, 1, 4, 6*, 3, 5

Doubles
No. 1 – Chen/Fernald (W&M) def. Bachir/Hussain (ECU) – 6-1
No. 2 – Gurholt/Stange (W&M) vs. Muzzolon/Zhou (ECU) – DNF, 3-3
No. 3 – Davis/Vaissaud (W&M) def. Auerswald/Lou (ECU) – 6-1
Finishing Order: 1, 3*

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