Lady Pirates Sweep Gardner-Webb In A 7-0 Road Victory
March 16, 2006
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- The East Carolina women's tennis squad captured 12 consecutive singles sets and combined on a 24-4 doubles ledger during a 7-0 non-conference victory over Gardner-Webb Thursday afternoon at the Webb Tennis Center.
The shutout victory was the second straight and third in the last four matches for the Lady Pirates (12-5). The loss lowered the Lady Bulldogs' dual match record to 1-12.
Senior Kirstin Buchanan, who was playing at the No. 3 slot for only the second time this season, put together a 6-0, 6-2 win over Sara Zirnheld while sophomore Luiza Borges rolled past Monica Walser 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4.
The Lady Pirates enjoyed a strong start, taking all three of the doubles events in decisive fashion to garner the opening point. An 8-0 victory by Gillie Bailey/Buchanan at the No. 1 position over GWU's Sigmon/Walser followed a similar 8-0 blanking by the tandem of Borges/Gol over Beavers/Zirnheld at No. 2 to garner the tally. Dumitru and Thomas teamed up to dispose of Gomez and Carol Pancia 8-4 to close out the pairs action.
East Carolina will conclude its three-match road swing when it meets Davidson Friday at 3:00 p.m.
EAST CAROLINA 7, GARDNER-WEBB 0