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Oct. 23, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The South Carolina women’s tennis team’s duo of Ana Marija Zubori and Madeleine Saari-Byström advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles at the Wilson/ITA Carolina Regional Tennis Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday.

Zubori and Saari-Byström defeated Herrera and Portioli from Winthrop in their first match 8-4 and then upended Behr and Dougherty from UNC Greensboro in the round of 16 by an 8-4 count as well.

In singles, Zubori advanced with an easy 6-1, 6-2 win against Jessica Cook of East Carolina, while Saari-Byström lost in three sets to NC State’s Sandhya Nagaraj 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.

Play continues in the regional Saturday morning.

#29 Ana Marija Zubori, USC, def. Jessica Cook, ECU, 6-1, 6-2
Sandhya Nagaraj, NCSU, def. Madeleine Saari-Byström, USC, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Saari-Byström/Zubori, USC, def. Herrera/Portioli, WU, 8-4
Saari-Byström/Zubori, USC, def. Behr/Dougherty, UNCG, 8-4