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Feb. 1, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Gamecock women’s tennis team looks to improve its record to 3-0 Saturday when it plays Harvard at 5 p.m. in Cambridge, Mass.

South Carolina opened its season Jan. 25 with a sweep of Troy and then defeated College of Charleston 7-0 on Wednesday at the USC Indoor Fieldhouse. Harvard enters Saturday’s match with a 0-1 mark following a 4-3 defeat to SMU.

The Gamecocks, ranked 29th in the latest poll, boast two ranked singles players in No. 26 Gira Schofield and No. 73 Ana Marija Zubori. The two are ranked ninth in doubles as well. Schofield played doubles against CofC but sat out singles play due to illness.

Megan McGavock played in her first singles match of the year versus the Cougars on Wednesday and won in straight sets to improve to 16-2 overall for the 2007-08 season. She is tied with freshman Miljana Jocic for the team lead in victories.

Zubori and Suzanna Mansour are both off to 2-0 starts in singles this spring, as is newcomer Jelena Rajic. Mansour is 2-0 in doubles playing with McGavock while Zubori and Schofield are as well and lead the team with a 12-3 overall record.

Carolina returns from its match with the Crimson for the first of six straight home contests beginning with Winthrop on Wednesday at 5 p.m.