Gamecocks Fall Just Short of Titles at ITA Regionals
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The South Carolina women’s tennis team fell just short of two titles at the conclusion of the ITA Carolina Regional Championship on Monday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
The Gamecock duo of Megan Davies and Rachel Rohrabacher faced off against North Carolina’s Cameron Morra and Makenna Jones for the doubles title. Falling in their first set, 6-2, Davies and Rohrabacher took an early, 3-0, lead in the second set, eventually winning it, 6-3. With the match coming down to a tiebreaker, Carolina put up a hard fight, but ultimately fell to the Tarheels, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.
“Giving ourselves the chance to win on the final day is always the goal,” said associate head coach Jeff Nevolo. “All three student-athletes competed well. There are a number of things we can learn from (Monday). We look forward to getting back to work this week and building upon the success we had at ITA Regionals.”
In singles, No. 45 Ingrid Gamarra Martins took on UNC’s No. 5-seeded and 27-ranked Sara Daavettila. Gamarra Martins fell behind the Tarheel in the first set, 4-1. The senior rallied to make it 5-4, Daavettila, but wasn’t able to finish, dropping the first set, 6-4. Gamarra Martins then lost her second set, losing the match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
Up next, Carolina has the weekend off before heading back to Chapel Hill for the Kitty Harrison Invitational from November 2-4 at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Day 5 Results
Morra/Jones (UNC) def. Davies/Rohrabacher (USC) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8
#5/27 Daavettila (UNC) def. #45 Gamarra Martins (USC) 6-4, 6-2