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March 12, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – The University of South Carolina women’s tennis team remained at 24th for the third consecutive week in the Omni Hotels’ Collegiate Tennis Rankings released on Wednesday morning by the International Tennis Association. The previous single and double rankings that were released on February 26th had no Gamecocks ranked but today’s release had USC’s number one doubles team of Kathy Boyanovich and Magda Wojdylo ranked 30th in the nation in doubles.

Boyanovich and Wojdylo have compiled a 7-2 overall record at the number one doubles spot and the duo have won six of their last seven matches. The pair is 2-2 on the season against ranked double teams. The two wins came against 26th ranked Stacy Varnell and Manon Kruse of Middle Tennessee State and 56th ranked Mira Radu and Virginia Tomatis of Ole Miss.

The Gamecocks will get the chance to improve themselves even more as they head to Atlanta today to face the 28th ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech defeated USC 5-2 on February 16th of last year. The Gamecocks lead the series 4-1. The Jackets lineup features 47th ranked Jaime Wong in singles and Tech has Wong and teammate Mysti Morris ranked 33rd in doubles. Catherine Gunn and Maria Nieto are ranked 39th in the nation in doubles.

On Friday, South Carolina travels to Nashville to face the Vanderbilt Commodores. The 10th ranked Commodores defeated USC last year 6-1 and hold a 10-9 edge in the overall series. The Commodores lineup features a talented group which includes three ranked players in singles and two ranked double teams.

South Carolina returns home on Sunday to face the 13th ranked Wildcats of Kentucky. The Wildcats took last years match 4-3 but it is the Gamecocks who hold a 10-9 lead in the series. Kentucky features Sarah Witten who ranks 73rd in singles. In doubles, Witten teams with Nathalie Roels. The duo ranks 6th in the nation. Jill Buckley and Amy Trefethen rank 16th.