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No. 2 Seed Winthrop Downs No. 7 Seed Liberty

April 22, 2010
|  Radford, Va.
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Senior Fabiana Gouevia

Senior Fabiana Gouevia

No. 2 seed Winthrop advanced to the next round of the Big South Women's Tennis Championship with a 4-0 win over No. 7 seed Liberty Thursday afternoon at the RU Tennis Courts

Winthrop will face the winner of No. 3 Coastal Carolina/ No. 6 Gardner-Webb tomorrow afternoon. Liberty's season comes to a close at 5-16.

The Eagles, who placed their entire doubles lineup on the all-conference squad, captured the team point to take an early 1-0 advantage.

The team of Giovanna Portiolli and Sandra Herrera secured the doubles point with an 8-2 victory over Nadia Solomon-Burgess and Carol Lobel. The duo of Sara Abutovic and Lisa Wilkinson defeated Brittany Thomas and Fabiana Gouveia, 8-3 on court two.

In singles action, Sandra Herrera secured the win for the Eagles with a straight-set victory over Carol Lobel in No. 3 singles. At No.6 singles, Paula Pereira defeated Brittany Thomas to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead, while Giovanna Portiolli blanked Fabiana Gouveia to close out the victory.

Winthrop 4, LIBERTY 0
Singles competition

1. Alkema, Yasmine (WINTHROP) vs. JENKINS, Jordan (LIBERTY) 1-6, 4-3, unfinished
2. Zaytseva, Elizaveta (WINTHROP) vs. SOLOMON-BURGESS, N. (LIBERTY) 6-3, 2-2, unfinished
3. Sandra Herrera (WINTHROP) def. LOBEL, Carol (LIBERTY) 6-1, 6-0
4. Portiolli, Giovanna (WINTHROP) def. GOUVEIA, Fabiana (LIBERTY) 6-0, 6-0
5. Lisa Wilkinson (WINTHROP) vs. FICK, Hannah (LIBERTY) 5-7, 1-1, unfinished
6. Paula Pereira (WINTHROP) def. THOMAS, Brittany (LIBERTY) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Zaytseva, Elizaveta/Alkema, Yasmine (WINTHROP) vs. JENKINS, Jordan/FICK, Hannah (LIBERTY) 6-7, unf
2. Portiolli, Giovanna/Sandra Herrera (WINTHROP) def. SOLOMON-BURGESS, N./LOBEL, Carol (LIBERTY) 8-3
3. Sara Abutovic/Lisa Wilkinson (WINTHROP) def. THOMAS, Brittany/GOUVEIA, Fabiana (LIBERTY) 8-2