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Gamecock Take Down the Tide
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Gamecock Take Down the Tide

April 2, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – No. 13 South Carolina claimed a win over No. 34 Alabama Sunday at the Carolina Tennis Center. The Gamecocks dropped a close doubles point and trailed 3-1 in singles play, before claiming three straight matches in the bottom of the lineup for a 4-3 victory.

The Gamecocks improved to 14-6 overall and 5-4 in the SEC, while Alabama fell to 7-13 overall and 1-9 in league play.

Alabama got on the board first with doubles victories on courts one and three. Ingrid Gamarra Martins and Brigit Folland posted a 6-3 victory over Andie Daniell and Joanna Savva. Moments later Danielle Spielmann and Smith Hinton upended the freshman duo of Mia Horvit and Silvia Chinellato 6-3 in the No. 3 spot. Maddie Pothoff and Erin Routliffe (25) sealed the deal for the Tide with their 6-4 victory on court one.

In singles play, Spielmann doubled Bama’s lead with a dominating performance on court four (6-1, 6-0). Horvit (75) brought the match within one point with a straight-set victory on court two (6-4, 6-0) over her Daniell in the No. 2 spot. The win is her 10th in dual play this season and her fourth in SEC play. The Tide posted one more singles victory, a tightly contested 6-3, 7-5 battle on court one, before the Gamecocks mounted their rally.

Chinellato turned the momentum for the Gamecocks, taking her match with a 6-0, 3-6, 6-0 score to bring the score within one. Folland displayed true senior leadership with a straight-set victory on court six (6-4, 6-2), her fifth consecutive singles victory. Berg clinched the match for the Gamecocks and stayed perfect on the season with a 7-6, 6-2 triumph on court five. She is now 16-0 overall and 6-0 in the SEC.


SINGLES (3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6)

1. #38 Erin Routliffe (Ala) def. #36 Ingrid Gamarra Martins (SC) 6-3, 7-5
2. #75 Mia Horvit (SC) def. Andie Daniell (Ala) 6-4, 6-0
3. Danielle Spielmann (Ala) def. Caroline Dailey (SC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Smith Hinton (Ala) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
5. Hadley Berg (SC) def. Maddie Pothoff( Ala) 7-6, 6-2
6. Brigit Folland (SC) def. Juliana Valero (Ala) 6-4, 6-2

DOUBLES (2, 3, 1)

1. #25 Pothoff/Routliffe (Ala) def. Berg/Dailey (SC) 6-4
2. Martins/Folland (SC) def. Daniell/Savva (Ala) 3-6
3. Spielmann/Hinton (Ala) def. Horvit/Chinellato (SC) 6-3

Up Next

The Gamecocks return to action for their final home matches of the season to host Mississippi St. on Friday, April 7 and Ole Miss on Sunday, April 9. South Carolina will honor its seniors with a special presentation prior to the Ole Miss match. Admission and parking for all home tennis matches is free of charge. For more information on South Carolina women’s tennis, follow the team on Instagram and Twitter at gamecockwtennis or check in at