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Oct. 25, 2009

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Senior South Carolina women’s tennis player Ana Marija Zubori bowed out of the Wilson/ITA Carolina Regional Championships on Sunday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Zubori won her quarterfinal match against Martina Pavelec from Wake Forest 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 before losing to No. 13-ranked Reka Zsilinkska of Duke 6-3, 6-4.

In a consolation singles match, freshman Gamecock Madeleine Saari-Byström defeated North Carolina’s Gina Suarez-Malaguti 6-1, 1-6, 7-5.

Zubori will now hope to receive an at-large bid to the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. The tournament takes place Nov. 5-8 in New Haven, Conn., and bids will be announced Friday.

#29 Ana Marija Zubori, USC, def. Martina Pavelec, WFU, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
#13 Reka Zsilinkska, DU, def. #29 Ana Marija Zubori, USC, 6-3, 6-4
Madeleine Saari-Byström, USC, def. Gina Suarez-Malaguti, UNC, 6-1, 1-6, 7-5