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No. 16 Gamecocks fall to No. 21 Arizona St.
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No. 16 Gamecocks fall to No. 21 Arizona St.

Jan. 28, 2017

Singles ââ’¬” Arizona State
Pos. Matchup Score
1. (62) Mia Horvit (SC) d. (63) Kassidy Jump (ASU) 6-4, 6-3
2. (T49) Sammi Hampton (ASU) d. (72) Paige Cline (SC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Kelley Anderson (ASU) d. (T125) Caroline Dailey (SC) 6-0, 6-0
4. (100) Silvia Chinellato (SC) d. Nicole Fossa Huergo (ASU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Savannah Slaysman (ASU) d. (122) Brigit Folland (SC) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
6. Hadley Berg (SC) d. Gussie O’Sullivan (SC) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles ââ’¬” Arizona State
Pos. Matchup Score
1. Osborne/Fossa Huergo (ASU) d. Berg/Cline (SC) 6-e
2. Folland/Dailey (SC) vs. Anderson/Slaysman (ASU) Susp.
3. Jump/Hampton (ASU) d. Rohrabacher/Horvit (SC) 6-0

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — South Carolina women’s tennis fell to No. 21 Arizona State 4-3 in the first-round of the ITA Kick Off weekend. The Gamecocks will face UC Santa Barbara Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. in the consolation match, while Texas Tech and ASU advanced to the championship match.

The Gamecocks dropped the doubles point, with the duo of Rachel Rohrabacher and Mia Horvit falling to Kassidy Jump and Sammi Hampton 0-6 in the three spot. Hadley Berg and Paige Cline battled on court one, but ultimately dropped the match 3-6 to Alexandra Osborne and Nicole Fossa Huergo.

The Sun Devils struck first in singles, taking points on courts three and two to take a 3-0 lead. Freshmen Horvit and Silvia Chinellato put the Gamecocks on the board with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph in the No. 1 spot, and a 6-3, 6-2 win in the No. 4 spot making it 3-2. Berg evened the score at 3-3 with a 6-3, 6-1 win on court number six.

Senior Brigit Folland battled back from a 2-5 deficit in the second set to win 7-5 and force a third set on court five. Though she fought hard for the match point, she ultimately fell in the third set 4-6, to make it a 4-3 final.

Quoting Coach Kevin Epley

“Overall it was a pretty good showing but I feel we could have played better, that was our big issue. We definitely showed our competitive spirit in today’s match against Arizona St. We need to do a more with our intention in both doubles and singles play, which we’ve been working on. I think we have a lot to build on for the rest of the year and we were extremely competitive out there. I’m not real disappointed because I think we showed we have a lot to build on for the remainder of the semester. But we have to adjust to prepare for tomorrow’s match against UC Santa Barbara. We have to take care of the business that we didn’t take care of today and keep that competitive spirit up. We have to continue to make the changes that need to be made so we can play at a higher-level tomorrow.”


  • The Gauchos are 0-2 in the season after falling to No. 13 Texas Tech 4-1 in the first-round of ITA Kick Off.
  • UCSB is the defending Big West Conference Tournament champions after finishing the 2015-16 season 19-8 and advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
  • The duo of senior Melissa Baker and sophomore Stephanie Yamada is ranked No. 33 to open the 2017 season.
  • Head coach Simon Thibodeau is in his fifth season with the Gauchos.

Up Next

The Gamecocks will face UC Santa Barabara Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Mcleod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas in the consolation match. Following Sunday’s match, South Carolina heads to Clemson, S.C. to face their Palmetto Rival the Clemson Tigers Friday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.

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