Feb. 12, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Gamecock women’s tennis team will host Winthrop on Wednesday at the USC Indoor Fieldhouse in Columbia, S.C., at 5 p.m.
South Carolina is off to a 4-0 start this season after defeating Troy, College of Charleston, Harvard and Furman. The Eagles enter Wednesday still looking for their first victory of the year after falling to Kentucky, Davidson, College of Charleston and South Florida. The Gamecocks are 4-0 in the all-time series versus Winthrop, beating the Eagles the past four seasons in a row.
The Gamecocks had to fight hard in their last match versus Furman a week ago in Columbia. After winning the doubles point, the Paladins jumped on Carolina in singles and took leads on three of the four courts early. The two teams ended up splitting the top four singles positions, but the Gamecocks had little trouble sweeping the fifth and sixth slots to win 5-2.
The top singles records on the team still belong to senior Megan McGavock and freshman Miljana Jocic. McGavock owns a stellar .900 winning percentage thanks to an 18-2 record while Jocic is 18-4. Junior Gira Schofield, who is ranked No. 26 in the nation, is 14-5 and classmate Natasa Vuckovic is 13-5 this season.
Following the Winthrop match, the Gamecocks will take on N.C. State and Clemson on Feb. 22 and 23 at Maxcy Gregg Tennis Center in Columbia at 2 and 1 p.m. The Wolfpack are currently ranked 44th and the Tigers are 18th.