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Sept. 25, 2011

GREENVILLE, S.C.Josefin Andersson and Dina Guzairova from the South Carolina women’s tennis team won their respective singles flights Sunday at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, S.C. Andersson and Guzairova both moved to 5-0 this fall after consecutive undefeated weekends to open the season.

Andersson defeated Clemson’s Monia Kochanova in the championship match 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 to win flight six. In flight seven, Guzairova beat Olivia Maurice from Furman 6-3, 6-2.

The Gamecocks picked up two runners-up trophies in flights two and three. In flight two, Jaklin Alawi lost in three sets to No. 55 Alex Guarachi of Alabama 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and No. 68 Dijana Stojic suffered a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 setback to Kata Szekely of Tennessee in the finals of flight three.

Dominika Kanakova and Adriana Pereira secured third place in flights five and six. Kanakova won by default over Carolina de los Santos of Florida State and then played an extra match versus Margaret Boyette of Furman and won 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Pereira defeated Alabama’s Emily Zabor 6-1, 4-6, 7-6.

South Carolina returns to action next weekend competing in the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., beginning Friday and ending Sunday.

(F1) #30 Anya Morgina, USC, def. #31 Brynn Boren, UT, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
(F2) #55 Alexa Guarachi, UA, def. Jaklin Alawi, USC, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
(F3) Kata Szekely, UT, def. #68 Dijana Stojic, USC, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
(F4) Taylor Lindsey, UA, def. #96 Katerina Popova, USC, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
(F5) Dominika Kanakova, USC, def. Margaret Boyette, FU, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
(F6) Adriana Pereira, USC, def. Emily Zabor, UA, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6
(F6) Josefin Andersson, USC, def. Monia Kochanova, CU, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
(F7) Dina Guzairova, USC, def. Olivia Maurice, FU, 6-3, 6-2
(F7) Kelsey Kinderknecht, FU, def. Stephanie Cox, USC, 6-3, 6-3
(F7) Jenny Porter, FU, def. Lindsey Main, USC, 6-1, 6-0