Jan. 29, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Fresh off a 7-0 victory against Troy in its season opener, the South Carolina women’s tennis team will host College of Charleston on Wednesday at the USC Indoor Fieldhouse at 5 p.m.
In the Gamecocks’ sweep of the Trojans on Friday, five of the six singles matches were won in straight sets. South Carolina lost just one match, coming at No. 2 doubles. At the top singles position, No. 26-ranked Gira Schofield recorded her first win of the spring versus a ranked opponent by downing No. 65 Annabelle Bares 6-4, 6-4. Carolina’s newest addition to the squad, Jelena Rajic, fell in doubles but rebounded with a 6-3, 6-4 win at the fourth singles position. Other singles winners for South Carolina included Ana Marija Zubori, Natasa Vuckovic, Miljana Jocic and Suzanna Mansour.
College of Charleston enters Wednesday’s match with a 2-0 record on the year following a couple 7-0 sweeps Sunday against Presbyterian College and Coastal Carolina. The Cougars have their work cut out for them against South Carolina as the Gamecocks have won 17 straight in the series. College of Charleston’s last win over Carolina came in spring 1978. The Gamecocks have not surrendered more than a point to CofC during the 17-match streak.
South Carolina will hit the road for the first time when it plays at Harvard on Saturday in Cambridge, Mass. The Gamecocks then return to Columbia, S.C., to face Furman on Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. for the first of six consecutive home matches.