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UNC-Asheville Defeats WSSU Women's Tennis, 7-0, on Saturday

March 1, 2008

Final Stats

Asheville, N.C. - The Winston-Salem State women's tennis fell 7-0 to UNC-Asheville on Saturday afternoon, dropping its record to 1-12 on the season, while the Bulldogs improved to 3-1 on the season.

UNC-Asheville had no problems in doubles as it swept all three matches. The Rams struggled in singles as well with the Bulldogs taking each of the six matches for the shutout victory.

At No. 1 Leslie Smith defeated Shannon Loughnan 6-2, 6-1; Stephanie Schon defeated Johanna Nunez 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 and Whitney Abbott handed Jessica Smith a 6-1, 6-0 defeat. The Bulldogs shutout the Rams with three 6-0, 6-0 victories at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6.

The WSSU women's tennis team returns to action on Monday, March 3 as they travel to Wilmington, N.C. to face the Seahawks of UNC-Wilmington at 2:00 pm.

For additional information on WSSU women's tennis, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to the Official Website of WSSU Athletics at

Tennis Match Results
Winston-Salem State University vs UNC-Asheville
Mar 01, 2008 at Asheville, N.C.

UNC-Asheville 7, Winston-Salem State University 0

Singles competition
1. Leslie Smith (UNCA) def. Shannon Loughnan (WSSUW) 6-2, 6-1
2. Stephanie Schon (UNCA) def. Johanna Nunez (WSSUW) 6-2, 6-0
3. Louise Bottomley (UNCA) def. Terese Lavan (WSSUW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Nicole Schon (UNCA) def. Gabrielle Benjamin (WSSUW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Whitney Abbott (UNCA) def. Jessica Smith (WSSUW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Tania Mateva (UNCA) def. Jade Heggins (WSSUW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Louise Bottomley/Leslie Smith (UNCA) def. Johanna Nunez/Shannon Loughnan (WSSUW) 8-1
2. Stephanie Schon/Whitney Abbott (UNCA) def. Gabrielle Benjamin/Terese Lavan (WSSUW) 8-1
3. Nicole Schon/Tania Mateva (UNCA) def. Jade Heggins/Jessica Smith (WSSUW) 8-0

Match Notes: Winston-Salem State University 1-12 UNC-Asheville 3-1