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March 28, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – The 37th ranked University of South Carolina women’s tennis team improved to 12-5 overall and 5-2 in the SEC with a 5-2 victory over Auburn (9-6,2-5) on Friday at the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Facility. The win was the 12th straight for the Gamecocks against the Tigers.

The Gamecocks took an early advantage over the Tigers by winning the doubles point. Jodi Kenoyer and Danielle Wiggins took the number two doubles 8-4 over Liz Sauerborn and Ashley Cowart. Auburn took the number three doubles 8-4 so the doubles point came down to the top double matchup.

Auburn took an early 3-0 lead but Kathy Boyanovich and Magda Wojdylo would battle back. The Carolina duo would take a lead 5-4 but the Tigers would rally back to go up 6-5. Both teams would then each win games and the match would be decided in a tie-breaker. In the tiebreaker, it was all Gamecocks. Boyanovich and Wojdylo cruised to win in the tie-breaker 10-4.

In singles, USC took four of six single matches. Danielle Wiggins and Jodi Kenoyer continued their hot streak as both won in straight sets on courts two and three. Kathy Boyanovich defeated Carolina Ramirez in straight sets by scores of 6-1,6-1. Justine Walsh took the final USC match at number six but the freshman needed a super tie-breaker to win it against Martina Janska. Walsh won the first set 7-5 before dropping the second set 6-4 to Janska. Walsh was down for most of the tie-breaker but came back to defeat Janska 10-7.

“Any SEC win is a big win,” said USC Head Coach Arlo Elkins. “The SEC is the toughest conference in the country and any time you win it helps you prepare for the NCAA tournament. Auburn is a really good team today and winning the doubles point was a key in the match. I feel as if the doubles point gave us the momentum heading into singles and in singles we played mostly well at all positions.”

The Gamecocks host Alabama on Sunday at 2 pm at the Maxcy Gregg Tennis Facility. Sunday’s match is also Senior Day as the Gamecocks will honor their three seniors.

No. 1 Kathy Boyanovich/Magda Wojdylo (USC) d. Bercik/Ramirez (Auburn) 9-8(4)
No. 2 Danielle Wiggins/Jodi Kenoyer (USC) d. Sauerborn/Cowart (Auburn) 8-4
No. 3 Suitor/Rosenbrock (Auburn) d. Justine Walsh/Catherine Brown (USC) 8-4

No. 1 Kathy Boyanovich (USC) d. Carolina Ramirez (Auburn) 6-1,6-1
No. 2 Jodi Kenoyer (USC) d. Petra Bercik (Auburn) 6-3,6-4
No. 3 Danielle Wiggins (USC) d. Isabel Rosenbrock (Auburn) 6-3,6-1
No. 4 Liz Sauerborn (Auburn) d. Magda Wojdylo (USC) 7-6(3), 4-6,1-0(7)
No. 5 Sarah Suitor (Auburn) d. Catherine Brown (USC) 6-2,6-2
No. 6 Justine Walsh (USC) d. Martina Janska (Auburn) 7-5,4-6,1-0(7)