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Nov. 1, 2007

AUBURN, Ala. — South Carolina’s women’s tennis team advanced two of its three doubles teams in the main draw of the SEC Fall Coaches Classic on Thursday in Auburn, Ala.

Following a bye in the first round of flight A, Gira Schofield and Ana Marija Zubori upended the 25th-ranked duo of Airapetian/Franco from Arkansas 8-5 to reach the quarterfinals. In flight B, Suzanna Mansour and Megan McGavock first defeated Bordeleau/Damaschin from Arkansas 8-2 and then Mississippi State’s Makarycheva/Saddler 8-5 to make the semifinals. Both Gamecock duos continue play at 9 a.m. CT Friday.

Also in flight B, Miljana Jocic and Natasa Vuckovic fell 8-5 in the opening round to Ferrell/Kilborn from Vanderbilt, but the Serbian tandem recovered to win 8-6 against LSU’s Dubova/Kantor in the consolation draw. Jocic and Vuckovic will play again at 9 a.m. CT Friday as well. Singles play starts following the first round of doubles Friday.

Thursday’s Doubles Results
#23 Schofield/Zubori, USC, def. #25 Airapetian/Franco, Arkansas, 8-5 (Flight A)
Ferrell/Kilborn, Vanderbilt, def. Jocic/Vuckovic, USC, 8-5 (Flight B)
Jocic/Vuckovic, USC, def. Dubova/Kantor, LSU, 8-6 (Flight B)
Mansour/McGavock, USC, def. Bordeleau/Damaschin, Arkansas, 8-2 (Flight B)
Mansour/McGavock, USC, def. Makarycheva/Saddler, Mississippi State, 8-5 (Flight B)