Nov. 5, 2015
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — South Carolina women’s tennis wraps up its fall slate at the Kitty Harrison Invitational Nov. 6-8 on the campuses of the University of North Carolina and Duke University. This marks the third-consecutive year the Gamecocks have traveled to the event, which features 19 teams in a round robin format. Competing this weekend for Carolina are sophomore Alison Mills and freshmen Paige Cline, Ellie Zogg and Hannah Templeton.
The Gamecocks kick off the event on Friday with doubles matchups against Penn State at 9 a.m., and ECU at 10:30 a.m. Singles action begins at 2 p.m. as Carolina is set to take on Georgia Southern. Saturday, the Gamecocks will see Rice in doubles and Texas in singles before finishing the fall with singles versus Duke on Sunday.
“This is our final chance to showcase some of the skills we have been working on as we wrap up the fall,” head coach Kevin Epley said. “We have a young team, and we have progressively worked through the semester with concepts that will help us in the spring. This tournament will give us an overall indication of where we are going into the holidays.”
Other teams participating at the event include Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Michigan, LSU, Middle Tennessee State, William and Mary, Davidson, Elon, Ball State, UNC Wilmington and VCU.
The Gamecocks are coming off a deep run in the ITA Carolina Regional where the team sent Cline and a pair of doubles teams to the semifinal round. Freshman Ingrid Gamarra Martins, took down highly touted UNC freshman Jessie Aney in the Round of 16 before falling to Cline in the quarterfinals. Junior Brigit Folland and sophomore Hadley Berg claimed the biggest doubles win of the fall with an 8-2 triumph over No. 53 Martina Frantova and Claudia Wiktorin from NC State.
For updates and team information, visit www.GamecocksOnline.com or follow the team on Twitter (@GamecockWTennis).
Friday – @UNC
9 a.m. Penn State (Doubles)
10:30 a.m. ECU (Doubles)
2 p.m. Georgia Southern (Singles)
Saturday – @Duke
9 a.m. Rice (Doubles)
11:30 a.m. Texas (Singles)
Sunday – @Duke
10 a.m. Duke (Singles)