Carolina to Play in Singles, Doubles Finals at ITA Regionals
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The South Carolina women’s tennis team’s Ingrid Gamarra Martins and doubles team of Megan Davies and Rachel Rohrabacher advanced to the finals at the ITA Carolina Regional Championship after the fourth day of competition at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Starting the day with singles, No. 45-ranked Gamarra Martins dropped her first set against North Carolina’s Cameron Morra, 2-6. Winning straight sets to advance to the final match, Gamarra Martins outlasted the Tarheel in three, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.
“It’s great to be in contention in both singles and doubles on the final day,” head coach Kevin Epley said. “Rachel and Megan started a little slow, but hung tough and made the appropriate adjustments and are gaining the confidence that they can compete against the best. Ingrid competed hard and played with incredible competitive maturity. All and all, it was a very solid day for the Gamecocks and we are looking forward to competing for the titles (Monday).”
Playing two sets and a tiebreaker, Davies and Rohrabacher also fell in their first set, 2-6, to NC State’s pair of Alana Smith and Anna Rogers. Not missing a beat, the Gamecock duo cruised through their second set for a, 6-3, victory and a tiebreaker win of 1-0 (4), to advance to the finals.
Next, Gamarra Martins faces the Tarheels’ No. 5-seeded and No. 27-ranked Sara Daavettila. In doubles, Davies and Rohrabacher will see the UNC tandem of Morra and Makenna Jones.
As a singles finalist, Gamarra Martins automatically qualifies for the season-ending Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Surprise, Ariz., taking place November 7-11.
Day 3 Results
#45 Gamarra Martins (USC) def. Morra (UNC) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Davies/Rohrabacher (USC) def. Smith/Rogers (NCST) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (4).