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Feb. 24, 2010

Coach Elkins

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina women’s tennis team (3-3) posted a dominant 7-0 victory against College of Charleston (3-4) on Wednesday at the USC Field House in Columbia, S.C.

South Carolina won two of three matches in doubles to take a 1-0 lead heading to singles play. The Gamecocks’ first win came at the No. 1 spot where Ana Marija Zubori and Dijana Stojic defeated Holly Dowse and Emma Hayman 8-3. College of Charleston registered an 8-5 triumph on court three with Laura Borza and Caroline Newman beating Rita Maisak and Anya Morgina. Miljana Jocic and Madeleine Saari-Byström clinched the point for Carolina, winning 8-3 against Kinsey Casey and Anna Lee Evans.

The Gamecocks rolled in singles play. Zubori lost just one game in winning 6-0, 6-1 against Dowse at the top position to make it 2-0 for South Carolina. Morgina finished next with a 6-2, 6-3 decision against Casey at three singles and Saari-Byström secured the victory for Carolina by upending Newman 6-1, 6-2 on court four.

Stojic propelled South Carolina to a 5-0 lead after battling her way past Hayman 7-6(4), 7-5 at No. 2 singles. Stojic trailed 5-3 in the second set before winning four straight games to close out the contest. Jocic earned a 6-1, 6-2 win versus Borza at five singles and Pereira wrapped up the match with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Evans at six.

South Carolina returns to action next Wednesday, March 3, hosting USF at 2 p.m.

#38 South Carolina (3-3) def. College of Charleston (3-4), 7-0

1. #66 Ana Marija Zubori, USC, def. Holly Dowse, CofC, 6-0, 6-1
2. Dijana Stojic, USC, def. Emma Hayman, CofC, 7-6(4), 7-5
3. #82 Anya Morgina, USC, def. Kinsey Casey, CofC, 6-2, 6-3
4. Madeleine Saari-Byström, USC, def. Caroline Newman, CofC, 6-1, 6-2
5. Miljana Jocic, USC, def. def. Laura Borza, CofC, 6-1, 6-2
6. Adriana Pereira, USC, def. Anna Lee Evans, CofC, 6-2, 6-2

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 4, 2, 5, 6

1. Stojic/Zubori, USC, def. Dowse/Hayman, CofC, 8-3
2. Jocic/Saari-Bystöm, USC, def. Casey/Evans, CofC, 8-3
3. Borza/Newman, CofC, def. Rita Maisak/Morgina, USC, 8-5

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2