Oct. 1, 2006
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Freshman Ana Marija Zubori from the South Carolina women’s tennis team won her respective singles flight at the Furman Fall Classic on Sunday in Greenville, S.C. Zubori defeated Courtney Ulery from Vanderbilt in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(3) in Flight Three to move to 3-0 as a Gamecock.
Christyn Lucas took third in Flight Four when she won by default over Selma Babic, who withdrew because of an injury. Lucas later posted a victory over Penn State’s Lauren Holzberg in three sets 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in an extra singles match to improve to 2-1.
Laura Ganzer fell to Liberty Sveke of Vanderbilt in the championship match of Flight Five by scores of 7-6, 6-2. Ganzer is now 2-1 this fall.
Gira Schofield lost her third-place match in Flight One to Blakely Griffith of Tennessee 6-3, 6-2, while Natasa Vuckovic dropped a 6-1, 6-3 contest for fifth place in Flight Two to Laura Reichert from North Carolina. Schofield and Vuckovic are both off to 1-2 starts this season.
Miranda Gutierrez returned to singles play Sunday after sitting out the previous day with an injury. She dominated Katya Mirnova from Wisconsin 6-0, 6-1 to even her record at 1-1.
Schofield and Vuckovic return to action beginning Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, Calif., competing in the qualifying rounds of the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Tennis Championships. The two will team up for doubles and Schofield will compete in singles as well.
Furman Fall Classic Results — Sunday, Oct. 1
Flight One Singles
Blakeley Griffith, UT, def. #39 Gira Schofield, USC, 6-3, 6-2
Flight Two Singles
Laura Reichert, UNC, def. #93 Natasa Vuckovic, USC, 6-1, 6-3
Flight Three Singles
Ana Marija Zubori, USC, def. Courtney Ulery, VU, 6-4, 7-6(3)
Flight Four Singles
Christyn Lucas, USC, def. Selma Babic, CU, Def. (Inj.)
Flight Five Singles
Liberty Sveke, VU def. Laura Ganzer, USC, 7-6, 6-2
Flight Six Singles
Miranda Gutierrez, USC, def. Katya Mirnova, WI, 6-0, 6-1
Extra Singles Match
Christyn Lucas, USC, def. Lauren Holzberg, PSU, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
CU=Clemson, PSU=Penn State, USC=South Carolina, UT=Tennessee, VU=Vanderbilt, WI=Wisconsin