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Feb. 6, 2016


Pos. Matchup Score
1. (91) Elizaveta Nemchinov (WM) d. (43) Paige Cline (SC) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
2. Lauren Goodman (WM) d. Caroline Dailey (SC) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
3. Marie Faure (WM) d. (54) Ingrid Gamarra Martins (SC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Julia Casselbury (WM) d. Ximena Siles Luna (SC) 6-0, 3-6, 3-3 (retire)
5. Hadley Berg (SC) d. Maria Groener (WM) 6-2, 7-6 (2)
6. Olivia Thaler (WM) vs. Rachel Rohrabacher (SC) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Pos. Matchup Score
1. Berg/Cline (SC) d. Goodman/Groener (WM) 6-1
2. Faure/Nemchinov (WM) d. Cochran/Dailey (SC) 6-0
3. Martins/Zogg (SC) vs. Thaler/Wuenscher (WM) 6-0

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — No. 28 South Carolina women’s tennis suffered its first loss of the season, 5-2, at the hands of William & Mary on Saturday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. The Gamecocks (5-1) took two of three doubles matches to gain the early lead, but the Tribe won four first sets in singles action and came up big at opportune times to pull off the victory.

The Gamecocks won the doubles point for the sixth time in six matches as the tandem of freshman Paige Cline and sophomore Hadley Berg claimed a 6-1 win at No. 1. Carolina split matches at courts two and three as freshmen Ingrid Gamarra Martins and Ellie Zogg defeated sophomores Olivia Thaler and Cecily Wuenscher at court three, 6-0, while junior Caroline Dailey and sophomore Megen Cochran fell by the same score at court two.

South Carolina opened singles play with three freshmen and a sophomore in the lineup against the Tribe, who quickly tied things up with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Gamarra Martins at No. 3. Cline, ranked No. 43, and fellow freshman Rachel Rohrabacher dropped their first sets, but rebounded well. Cline battled in the second set to force a tiebreaker at 6-6, but senior Elizaveta Nemchinov, ranked No. 91, proved too much as she took the tiebreaker, 7-4, and gave the Tribe a 2-1 lead. Rohrabacher won her second set, but her comeback attempt was halted as she fell, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Berg provided a spark from the No. 5 position as she won her match in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (2), to give the Gamecocks their second point. With the win, Berg improved to 4-0 this spring, 3-0 from the No. 5 position and 11-2 overall.

With the Tribe leading 3-2, Dailey and senior Ximena Siles Luna each had three-set battles on their hands with a chance to help the Gamecocks escape with the victory. Dailey held serve to knot the score at 4-4, but ultimately fell 6-4 to freshman Lauren Goodman, allowing the Tribe to clinch the win. Siles Luna was even at 3-3, but retired to make it a 5-2 final.


  • South Carolina has won the doubles point in each match this spring.
  • Sophomore Hadley Berg moved to 5-0 this spring and 11-2 overall this season.
  • No. 54 Ingrid Gamarra Martins had her streak of five straight wins snapped.

Up Next

Carolina returns home for three straight matches as it nears the end of its non-conference slate. The Gamecocks host a doubleheader on Sat., Feb. 13 as they take on Georgia State at 10 a.m. and UNC Charlotte at 3 p.m. Clemson comes to town the following Saturday for the teams’ annual rivalry matchup. Attendance and parking at all home matches are free.