Spiders Use Pairs Point To Edge Pirates 4-3
April 4, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. - Melissa Kandinata and Katya Salas' 8-5 victory over Nicole LaDuca and Neena Wanko in a No. 1 doubles match earned Richmond's opening point that eventually proved to be the difference in the Spiders' 4-3 non-conference women's tennis win over East Carolina Thursday afternoon at the Westhampton Tennis Complex.
The loss was ECU's fourth one-point setback of the season and dropped its record to 11-8.
In singles play, the Spiders picked up victories at the No. 1 and No. 6 positions to jump out to a 3-0 lead before Melis Tanik tallied the Pirates' initial point with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Elizabeth Sims at No. 2. Yilian Zhang closed the deficit to 3-2 by outlasting Morales 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in a No. 3 matchup, but Richmond used Salas' 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 battle over Terpko at No. 4 to secure the team win.
ECU will continue its three-day, three-match roadswing by traveling to the District of Columbia and meeting George Washington on Friday beginning at 2:30 p.m. before closing out the trip Saturday morning by visiting Georgetown.
RICHMOND 4, EAST CAROLINA 3