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April 2, 2005

Knoxville, Tenn. – The University of South Carolina women’s tennis team dropped to 9-5 overall and 4-3 in the SEC with a 5-2 loss to the 25th ranked Tennessee Lady Vols on Friday in Knoxville. The win improved the Vols to 12-5 and 5-2 in conference play.

The Volunteers took two of the three double contest to earn an early 1-0 advantage over the Gamecocks. Fallon Koon and Danielle Wiggins took the only win for the Gamecocks in doubles with a 9-7 victory over Melissa Schaub and Ghizela Schutte. Miranda Gutierrez and Megan McGavock fell short 9-7 at three while Christyn Lucas and Magda Wojdylo suffered an 8-5 defeat.

The Gamecocks managed only two victories in singles action. Miranda Gutierrez took a 6-2,7-5 win at three against Bryce Marable. Megan McGavock took a three set victory over Ghizela Schutte.

Carolina travels to Athens to face the Georgia Bulldogs on Sunday at 1pm.

1. #42 Sabita Maharaj (UT) def. Danielle Wiggins (USC) 6-2, 7-5
2. Blakeley Griffith (UT) def. Christyn Lucas (USC) 6-4, 5-7, 10-5
3. Miranda Gutierrez (USC) def. Bryce Marable (UT) 6-2, 7-5
4. Victoria Jones (UT) def. Magda Wojdylo (USC) 6-1, 6-2
5. Ashley Robards (UT) def. Fallon Koon (USC) 6-3, 6-1
6. Megan McGavock (USC) def. Ghizela Schutte (UT) 3-6, 6-3, 10-3

1. Sabita Maharaj/Bryce Marable (UT) def. Christyn Lucas/Magda Wojdylo (USC) 8-5
2. Fallon Koon/Danielle Wiggins (USC) def. Melissa Schaub/Ghizela Schutte (UT) 9-7
3. Daron Moore/Ashley Robards (UT) def. Miranda Gutierrez/Megan McGavock (USC) 9-7

Match Notes:
South Carolina 9-5, 4-3 SEC; National ranking #24
Tennessee 12-5, 5-2 SEC; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,3,1,5,2,6)