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Martins Surges Into Round of 16 at ITA All-American Championships
Women's Tennis  . 

Martins Surges Into Round of 16 at ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 6, 2016

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Carolina women’s tennis sophomore Ingrid Gamarra Martins continued her run at the Riviera ITA All-American Championships with a win in the singles main draw round of 32 on Thursday. With a win in her round of 16 match on Friday, Martins would become the first Gamecock ever to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament in singles.

“Ingrid did a great job competing and executing her game plan,” said assistant coach Jeff Nevolo. “She has been doing an excellent job staying positive and working through tough moments on the court. It’s great that she gets another match tomorrow.”

As it relates to South Carolina women’s tennis, Martins’ success at this week’s tournament has not been seen since 1999, when Katarina Markovski reached the round of 16 before dropping her match to Wake Forest’s Adria Engel. On Friday, Martins will look to make program history against Belinda Woolcock of Florida. Their match is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. ET.

Also in action on Thursday was the doubles team of Hadley Berg and Paige Cline. The duo, after receiving a bye in the first round of the doubles main draw, fell in the round of 16 to the team of Zoe Katz and Gabby Smith from the University of South California.

“Doubles wasn’t our best today but we look forward to playing again tomorrow against the top competition in the country,” said Nevolo.

Berg and Cline will have the opportunity to continue play in the doubles main draw consolation bracket on Friday. The time and opponent has not yet been determined.

Main Draw Singles
R16 – Ingrid Gamarra Martins (SC) vs. Belinda Woolcock – 1:45 p.m. ET

Main Draw Doubles
Cons. – Berg/Cline (SC) vs. Kuhlman/Woolcock (Florida) – Noon ET

Main Draw Singles
R32 – Ingrid Gamarra Martins (SC) def. Alizee Michaud (Auburn), 6-3, 6-4

Main Draw Doubles
R16 – Katz/Smith (USC) def. Berg/Cline (SC), 8-4