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Oct. 11, 2009

EVANSTON, Ill. — The South Carolina women’s tennis team wrapped up an outstanding weekend of play in the Wildcat Invitational on Sunday in Evanston, Ill.

In the top flight, Ana Marija Zubori earned co-champion honors after defeating Stacey Lee from Northwestern 6-3, 6-3. She shared the honors with Lauren Lui of Northwestern who defeated the Gamecocks’ Anya Morgina 6-3, 6-3.

Dijana Stojic and Josefin Andersson shared co-champion accolades in the B flight. Stojic defeated Maria Kalashnikova of Oklahoma 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 while Andersson upended Northwestern’s Elena Chernyakova 6-4, 6-2.

Madeleine Saari-Byström was a co-champion in the C flight following a 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Maggie Remynse from Western Michigan.

Also in the C flight, Adriana Pereira picked up 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 triumph over Whitney Wilson of Michigan State in a consolation match. Rita Maisak lost her consolation match with Oklahoma’s Kristina Radan 6-1, 6-4.

As a team, the Gamecocks went 17-4 in singles play at the Wildcat Invitational and were 5-3 in doubles matches. In addition to the four co-champion designations in singles, Zubori and Stojic were co-champions of the A doubles flight.

Due to inclement weather throughout the weekend that forced play indoors with only five courts available, the tournament brackets could not be played out in the interest of time and teams’ travel arrangements.

#29 Ana Marija Zubori, USC, def. Stacey Lee, NU, 6-3, 6-3 (Flight A)
#89 Lauren Lui, NU, def. Anya Morgina, USC, 6-3, 6-3 (Flight A)
#114 Dijana Stojic, USC, def. Maria Kalashnikova, OK, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 (Flight B)
Josefin Andersson, USC, def. Elena Chernyakova, NU, 6-4, 6-2 (Flight B)
Madeleine Saari-Byström, USC, def. Maggie Remynse, WMU, 6-2, 6-1 (Flight C)
Adriana Pereira, USC, def. Whitney Wilson, MSU, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 (Flight C)
Kristina Radan, OK, def. Rita Maisak, USC, 6-1, 6-4 (Flight C)