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Oct. 2, 2005

Columbia, S.C. – The University of South Carolina women’s tennis team resumed competition at the Furman Fall Classic Saturday. Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and North Carolina captured flight titles with the completion of doubles play. South Carolina has three players competing for top three finishes in singles play. Freshmen Gira Schofield and Natasa Vuckovic will be competing in their first intercollegiate flight championship.

In doubles play, Grace Blakely and Natasa Vuckovic competed in the flight two semifinals, in which they fell 8-2 against Laura Gioia and Jacqueline Eckert of Furman. They went on to compete against Charlie Tansill and Laura Reichert of North Carolina, in which they were defeated 8-4, which gave them a fourth place finish in the flight two draw.

During singles play, the Gamecocks collected two victories in the semifinals advancing them to two flight championships. Gira Schofield defeated Vicky Jones of Tennessee 6-1, 6-3. She will go on to compete for first place against Federica van Adrichem of Clemson in the flight two championship. Natasa Vuckovic defeated Meg Fanjoy of North Carolina 6-0, 7-5. She will go on to compete for first place against Maria Brito from Clemson in the flight three championship.

Grace Blakely fell to Stephanie Harris of Tennessee 6-2, 6-1 in the flight five semifinals. She will go on to compete for third place against Bonnie Baird of Furman.

The Furman Fall Classic will resume play for the Singles Championships Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center at 9 a.m.

For complete results on the Furman Fall Classic visit

Results – Saturday, October 1, 2005


1. Ganzer/Schofield (USC) def. Beck/Carpenter (WI) 8-6

2. Tansill/Reichert (UNC) def. Vuckovic/Blakely (USC) 8-4

3. Walsh (USC)/Gerber (CU) def. Baird/Tomory (FU) 8-5


1. Austin Smith (UNC) def. Laura Ganzer (USC) 6-3, 6-4

2. Gira Schofield (USC) def. Vicky Jones (UT) 6-1, 6-3

3. Natasa Vuckovic (USC) def. Meg Fanjoy (UNC) 6-0, 6-2

4. Chelsea Nusslock (WI) def. Justine Walsh (USC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

5. Stephanie Harris (UT) def. Grace Blakely (USC0 6-2, 6-3