Jan. 31, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Following a win over No. 7 Virginia on Friday, No. 28 South Carolina women’s tennis improved to 5-0 as it swept No. 56 Marshall, 4-0, Sunday morning on the campus of the University of Virginia. The Gamecocks are off to their best start since 2008, when they started the season with six-straight wins.
Carolina took the doubles point with wins at courts two and three. Sophomore Megen Cochran and freshman Rachel Rohrabacher were the first to put away their opponents as they earned a 6-3 win over junior Anne Gulsrud and sophomore Marija Bogicevic at No. 3. Junior Caroline Dailey and freshman Ingrid Gamarra Martins claimed their third win of the spring, 6-4, over .
With South Carolina in front 1-0, Rohrabacher powered past Gulsrud at No. 6 en route to a 6-1, 6-1 win. No. 54 Ingrid Gamarra Martins followed with her team-leading 14th win of the season, 6-3, 6-1, over sophomore Maddie Silver to move the Gamecocks one point away from a victory. Senior Ximena Siles Luna soon delivered the win, taking her match against junior Anna Pomyatinskaya, 6-3, 6-1 at court five.
- South Carolina is 5-0 for the first time since 2008, when the team started the season 6-0.
- Carolina has beaten three ranked teams this spring: No. 7 Virginia, No. 56 Marshall and No. 71 South Alabama
- The Gamecocks have beaten their first five opponents by a combined score of 28-4.
- Three of South Carolina’s five wins have been sweeps.
- No. 54 Ingrid Gamarra Martins is now 5-0 this spring and 14-2 dating back to the fall.
South Carolina heads back to the state of Virginia for a road date with William & Mary on Sat., Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. It will be a homecoming of sorts for head coach Kevin Epley, who coached the Tribe from 2003-2008, winning four Colonial Athletic Association titles in five years.