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Lady Braves' upset attempt falls short

By Nick Phillips
Sports Editor

Braves rip Fayetteville State
Photo by Nick Faulkner
UNCP senior Jenna McGary plays earlier this season. Against Flagler,
McGary grabbed a upset win over 13th-ranked Lauren Pfeiffer.

The UNCP tennis team put up a valiant effort on March 27, putting a scare into 10th-ranked Flagler, before the hosts grabbed a 6-3 Peach Belt Conference win.

The Lady Braves dropped to 0-7 against nationally ranked teams this season after the loss.

In doubles play, UNCP picked up a point in the No. 1 matchup, with senior Jenna McGary and sophomore Mia Winterbottom picking up an 8-6 win, and in the No. 3 contest, with senior Maricel Quintero and freshman Madeline DiNunzio grabbing an 8-1 win.

Flagler's No. 2 team knocked off freshman Hannah Herlocker and senior Christian Minnick 8-1.

In singles play, Flagler turned up the intensity, picking up a win on court three when Jennifer Savano bested Herlocker 6-1, 6-0 before No. 4 player Deon Miller and No. 5 player Rachel Gould defeated Quintero and DiNunzio by identical 6-1, 6-0 scores.

Veronica Figueroa bested Winterbottom 6-3, 6- 3 in the No. 2 singles matchup before Gabby Scammacca pushed past Minnick 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 12- 10 in an exciting No. 6 matchup.

McGary delivered the day's upset, knocking off Lauren Pfeiffer 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 1 singles matchup.

Pfeiffer began the day as the 13th-ranked singles player in the region. 

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