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March 29, 2002

AUBURN, Ala. – The 24th-ranked South Carolina women’s tennis team snapped a three-match losing skid with an impressive 5-2 win over 30th-ranked Auburn Friday afternoon in SEC action at the Luther Young Tennis Center on the Auburn campus.

The Gamecocks (12-4, 5-2 SEC) got off to a hot start, winning two of three doubles matches to claim the early 1-0 match lead. After dropping the No. 1 doubles match, USC’s 48th-ranked Lynn-Yin Tan and Jodi Kenoyer smashed Petra Bercik and Carolina Ramirez 8-3. Carolina won the point with a tiebreak win in the No. 3 doubles match as Katarina Markovski and Ayako Suzuki out dueled Liz Sauerborn and Sarah Suite 9-8(7-3).

Riding the momentum of the dramatic doubles point win, South Carolina won four of six singles matches to drop the Tigers to 11-5 overall and 4-3 in the SEC. Katarina Markovski scored a straight sets win over 116th-ranked Carolina Ramirez 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. Markovski, playing some of her best tennis, is ranked 57th in the country.

USC’s two other ranked individuals also recorded victories, as 101st-ranked Jennifer Radman beat Petra Bercik 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 while 98th-ranked Kathy Boyanovich beat Carolina Maurer 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Jodi Kenoyer was the other Gamecock to score a win, beating Sarah Suiter 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.

The Gamecocks play their final road match of the season Sunday at 1:00 p.m. when they tangle with 33rd-ranked Alabama. USC then returns home for their final three regular season matches and then the SEC Tennis Tournament in Columbia April 18-21.

Match Results — March 29, 2002

USC 5, Auburn 2


1. (28) Illarionova/Maurer (AU) def. (35) Radman/Boyanovich (USC) 9-8 (7-4)

2. (48) Tan/Kenoyer (USC) def. Bercik/Ramirez (AU) 8-3

3. Markovski/Suzuki (USC) def. Sauerborn/Suiter (AU) 9-8 (7-3)


1. (57) Katarina Markovski (USC) def. (116) Carolina Ramirez (AU) 6-1, 6-4

2. (101) Jennifer Radman (USC) def. Petra Bercik (AU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

3. (98) Kathy Boyanovich (USC) def. Carolina Maurer (AU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

4. Liz Sauerborn (AU) def. Lynn-Yin Tan (USC) 6-2, 6-3

5. Jodi Kenoyer (USC) def. Sarah Suiter (AU) 6-2, 6-3

6. Martina Janska (AU) def. Magda Wojdylo (USC) 6-4, 6-2