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Sept. 17, 2011

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MILWAUKEE — For the second consecutive day, the South Carolina women’s tennis team registered a perfect 12-0 record at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic on Saturday.

The Gamecocks kicked off the morning with doubles play versus Western Michigan. Anya Morgina and Dominika Kanakova, who own a No. 45 ranking in the preseason, teamed up for an 8-5 triumph over Maria Nivia and Nini Sujashvili. Dijana Stojic and Jaklin Alawi were 8-2 winners of Maggie Remynse and Jill Pastunink, while Katerina Popova and Adriana Pereira defeated Caroline Ateck and Kathleen Hawkins 8-3. Josefin Andersson and Dina Guzairova defeated Rachel Denny and April Kerr 8-3.

In singles, South Carolina faced six players from Marquette and two from Western Michigan. No. 30-ranked Morgina upended Olga Fischer of Marquette 6-1, 6-3, and Alawi did not drop a game in beating Ali Dawson, also from Marquette. No. 68 Stojic won 6-3, 6-0 against Ana Pimienta, while Kanakova was a 6-3, 6-2 winner versus Gillian Hush. Finishing out the matches over Marquette were No. 96 Popova downing Kristina Radan 6-2, 6-3 and Andersson defeating Rocio Diaz 6-1, 7-6.

Pereira and Guzairova took on a pair of opponents from WMU. Pereira won easily 6-4, 6-1 over Miloslava Shustova, while Guzairova needed three sets to down Kerr 2-6, 6-2, (10-7).

South Carolina will look to finish the Milwaukee Tennis Classic with an unblemished record Sunday facing Kansas State in doubles and Western Michigan in singles.

#30 Anya Morgina, USC, def. Olga Fischer, MU, 6-1, 6-3
Jaklin Alawi, USC, def. Ali Dawson, MU, 6-0, 6-0
#68 Dijana Stojic, USC, def. Ana Pimienta, MU, 6-3, 6-0
Dominika Kanakova, USC, def. Gillian Hush, MU, 6-3, 6-2
#96 Katerina Popova, USC, def. Kristina Radan, MU, 6-2, 6-3
Josefin Andersson, USC, def. Rocio Diaz, MU, 6-1, 7-6
Adriana Pereira, USC, def. Miloslava Shustova, WMU, 6-4, 6-1
Dina Guzairova, USC, def. April Kerr, WMU, 2-6, 6-2, (10-7)

#45 Morgina/Kanakova, USC, def. Maria Nivia/Nini Sujashvili, WMU, 8-5
Stojic/Alawi, USC, def. Maggie Remynse/Jill Pastunink, WMU, 8-2
Popova/Pereira, USC, def. Caroline Ateck/Kathleen Hawkins, WMU, 8-3
Andersson/Guzairova, USC, def. Rachel Denny/April Kerr, WMU, 8-3