Women’s Tennis Downs Gardner-Webb, 4-3

Natasha Afridi (left) and Ana Maria Ortiz
(Bennett Scarborough photo)
Natasha Afridi (left) and Ana Maria Ortiz (Bennett Scarborough photo)

BOILING  SPRINGS, N.C. – Freshman Ana Maria Ortiz (Betera, Spain), junior Natasha Afridi (Tokyo, Japan) and senior Lourdes Ros (Greensboro, N.C.) tallied singles wins as Campbell registered a 4-3 win at Gardner-Webb on Thursday.

With the victory, Campbell improved to 6-10 overall and 4-2 in the Big South, while Gardner-Webb fell to 5-10 and 1-5 in league contest.

An 8-5 win at No. 2 in the doubles competition by Afridi and Ortiz secured the first point of the match for the Camels. Freshman Ewa Telenga (Gliwice, Poland) and Ros won the third slot by default.

The Camels were provided with an early 2-0 lead as the second point was given to Ros by default at No. 6. Ortiz put Campbell up 3-0 with a 6-4, 6-2 straight-set victory at No. 3.

Clinching the match for the Camels was Afridi with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph at No. 4

Despite being down one player, the Bulldogs fought all afternoon as Erica White notched a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 1. Rockia Sacko registered a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 6 before Yasmin Doost won a tight match at No. 2 with a 10-8 triumph in the super tiebreaker.

Campbell returns from a three-match road trip on Friday with a 1:30 p.m. match against UNC Asheville at the James Nisbet Tennis Center.

Campbell 4, Gardner-Webb University 3

3/28/2013 at Boiling Springs, N.C. (Webb Tennis Complex)


 Singles competition

1. Erica White (GWU) def. Tamara Stanic (CAM) 6-4, 6-4

2. Yasmin Doost (GWU) def. Karolina Chernaya (CAM) 3-6, 7-5, 10-8

3. Ana Maria Ortiz (CAM) def. Jenny Lunde (GWU) 6-4, 6-2

4. Natasha Afridi (CAM) def. Valeriia Popko (GWU) 6-4, 6-4

5. Rokia Sacko (GWU) def. Ewa Telenga (CAM) 6-4, 6-0

6. Lourdes Ros (CAM) def. No player (GWU), by default


 Doubles competition

1. Jenny Lunde/Erica White (GWU) def. Karolina Chernaya/Tamara Stanic (CAM) 8-2

2. Natasha Afridi/Ana Maria Ortiz (CAM) def. Yasmin Doost/Rokia Sacko (GWU) 8-5

3. Ewa Telenga/Lourdes Ros (CAM) def. No player/No player (GWU), by default


Match Notes:

Campbell 6-10, 4-2 Big South

Gardner-Webb University 5-10, 1-5 Big South