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The University of South Carolina women’s tennis team opened up play on Friday afternoon in the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, S.C. The tournament started with doubles play and the Gamecocks went 3-1 in first round matches but dropped two out of four matches in the second round to take five out of eight possible matches.

In the Flight Two Doubles, Christyn Lucas and Magda Wojdylo defeated North Carolina’s Caitlin Collins and Sara Anundsen 8-6 in the opening round but fell in the second round to Middle Tennessee’s Carien Venter and Laura McNamara 9-7. Lucas and Wojdylo face Marti Morris and Bonnie Baird of Furman tomorrow at 9 a.m. For third place.

Fallon Koon and Grace Blakely will challenge Shannon Moore and Lisa Bornt- Davis at 9 am for the Flight Three Doubles Championship after clinching victories over double teams from Wisconsin and Clemson.

In singles, the Gamecocks tallied six of nine matches on the opening day. Danielle Wiggins opened up in Flight One Singles facing 11th ranked Julie Coin of Clemson. Wiggins took the first set 6-2 but dropped the next two sets by scores of two and three. Miranda Gutierrez defeated Hillary Mintz of Iowa 6-4, 6-3 to earn her first collegiate victory. Laura Ganzer also earned her first career win against Middle Tennessee’s Laura McNamara in three sets. Ganzer took the first set 6-3, dropped the second 6-2 but came back to win the third by a score of 6-2. After sitting out for all of her junior season because of injury, Fallon Koon earned her first win in two years and her first as a member of the South Carolina women’s tennis team. Koon defeated Helene Stephens of Vanderbilt 6-4,7-6(2) to advance to the second round. Audrey George, Justine Walsh, and Magda Wojdylo also posted victories for the Gamecocks on the opening day.

Day two of the tournament will start at approximately 9am with double matches with singles start around 1pm.

Falk/Menees (VU) d. Wiggins/Ganzer 8-3
Lucas/Wojdylo (SC) d. Collins/Anundsen (UNC) 8-6
Koon/Blakely (SC) d. Gonzaga/Goldin (WIS) 8-5
George/Suzuki (SC) d. Bevard/Downing (Penn State) 9-8(5)
Wiggins/Ganzer (SC) d. Marton/Husain (Penn State) 8-4
Venter/McNamara (MT) d. Lucas/Wojdylo (SC) 9-7
Koon/Blakely(SC) d. Paun/Bowen (Clem) 8-1
Moore/Bornt-Davis (FU) d. George/Suzuki (SC) 8-6

Julie Coin (Clem) d. Wiggins 2-6,6-2,6-3
Maaria Husain (Penn State) d. Lucas 6-4,2-6,6-3
Gutierrez d. Hillary Mintz (Iowa) 6-4,6-3
Ganzer d. Laura McNamara (MTS) 6-3,2-6,6-2
Koon d. Helen Stephens (VU) 6-4,7-6(2)
Walsh d. Jansma (Iowa) 6-0,6-0
Wojdylo d. Ana Marie Cibils (MTS) 6-2,6-3
George d. Lisa Bornt-Davis (Furman) 7-5,6-3
Ashlea Bowen (CU) d. Suzuki 7-5,6-2