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Sept. 19, 2010

By Matt Freed
Assistant Media Relations Director

MILWAUKEE — South Carolina’s women’s tennis team concluded play in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic on Sunday with a 9-0 record to finish 26-1 over the three-day event.

Dijana Stojic posted her third singles victory of the tournament with a 6-2, 6-0 win against Maria Nivia of Western Michigan and earned the event’s singles champion title in the process. The Gamecocks’ Katerina Popova earned runner-up honors after defeating WMU’s Miloslava Shutstova 6-0, 6-0.

Miljana Jocic, Madeleine Saari-Byström and Dominika Kanakova all posted straight set victories against Western Michigan and finished with 3-0 records in singles as well. Jocic beat Nino Sujashvili 6-1, 6-1 while Saari-Byström upended April Kerr 6-0, 6-1. Kanakova won 6-2, 6-2 over Jill Pastunink.

Anya Morgina finished 2-1 at the event with a 7-5, 6-3 victory against Maggie Remynse and ran her record to 5-1 on the fall. Morgina and Jocic were named the Milwaukee Tennis Classic’s doubles champions after they defeated Bonacic and Niedermayerova from Kansas State by a 9-8 final.

In South Carolina’s other two doubles contests versus KSU, Kanakova and Stojic won 9-8 over Chuda and Borau Romas, while Popova and Saari-Byström combined to beat Gomez Aleman and Sertic 8-6.

South Carolina continues its fall schedule at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, S.C., over Sept. 24-26.


#70 Anya Morgina, USC, def. Maggie Remynse, WMU, 7-5, 6-3
#58 Dijana Stojic, USC, def. Maria Nivia, WMU, 6-2, 6-0
Katerina Popova, USC, def. Miloslava Shutstova, WMU, 6-0, 6-0
Miljana Jocic, USC, def. Nino Sujashvili, WMU, 6-1, 6-1
Madeleine Saari-Byström, USC, def. April Kerr, WMU, 6-0, 6-1
Dominika Kanakova, USC, def. Jill Pastunink, WMU, 6-2, 6-2

Jocic/Morgina, USC, def. Bonacic/Niedermayerova, KSU, 9-8
Kanakova/Stojic, USC, def. Chuda/Borau Romas, KSU, 9-8
Popova/Saari-Byström, USC, def. Gomez Aleman/Sertic, KSU, 8-6