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Feb. 5, 2002

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The No. 22 South Carolina women’s tennis team downed visiting Middle Tennessee State 6-1 Saturday in a non-conference match at the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Center on the USC campus.

The Gamecocks improve to 2-0 on the year while MTSU falls to 1-6 with their second consecutive loss to an SEC school.

Carolina got off to a hot start, winning two of three doubles matches to claim the first point of the team match. With a win in the No.1 doubles match, USC’s Lynn-Yin Tan won her 86th career doubles match, pulling her into a tie with Leigh Eichelberger as the school’s all-time doubles wins leader.

In singles action, Carolina continued its excellent play. In the day’s marquee match, South Carolina’s Katarina Markovski upended No. 33 Manon Kruse in straight sets at the No. 1 spot. Markovski held off a late second set run by Kruse to hold on for the big win, 7-5, 7-6(4).

In other singles action, Tan won her 89th career match, beating Carien Venter 6-0, 7-5. Other winners for the Gamecocks were Kathy Boyanovich (defeated Jennifer Klaschka 6-2, 6-1), Tamara Sutton (defeated Michaela Gridling 6-2, 6-0) and Magda Wojdylo (defeated Stacy Varnell 6-4, 6-2).

South Carolina returns to action next Wednesday when they host in-state foe Furman at 5 p.m.

Match Results


1. (36) Lynn-Yin Tan/Jodi Kenoyer (USC) d. Manon Kruse/Jennifer Klaschka (MTSU) 9-7*

2. Katarina Markovski/Ayako Suzuki (USC) d. Verena Preiss/Michaela Gridling (MTSU) 8-3

3. Carien Venter/Stacy Varnell (MTSU) d. Kathy Boyanovich/Magda Wojdylo (USC) 8-4

* USC wins the doubles point


1. Katarina Markovski (USC) d. (33) Manon Kruse (MTSU) 7-5, 7-6(4)

2. Kathy Boyanovich (USC) d. Jennifer Klaschka (MTSU) 6-2, 6-1

3. Verena Preiss (MTSU) d. Jodi Kenoyer (USC) 7-6, 3-6, 7-6

4. Tamara Sutton (USC) d. Michaela Gridling (MTSU) 6-2, 6-0

5. Lynn-Yin Tan (USC) d. Carien Venter (MTSU) 6-0, 7-5

6. Magda Wojdylo (USC) d. Stacy Varnell (MTSU) 6-4, 6-2

Order of finish: 2, 4, 6, 5, 1, 3