No. 3 Gamecocks Host Senior Weekend Against Two Ranked Opponents
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina women’s tennis team closes out its regular season by honoring seniors Ingrid Martins, Paige Cline and Rachel Rohrabacher with matches against Auburn and Alabama at the Carolina Tennis Center.
The No. 3-ranked Gamecocks (14-3, 9-1 SEC) compete against No. 49 Auburn (13-11, 0-9 SEC) on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. Carolina and No. 43-ranked Alabama (15-9, 3-6 SEC) face off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
South Carolina heads into the weekend on a four-match win streak after taking down No. 5 Vanderbilt, 4-0, No. 23 Kentucky, 4-3, No. 12 Texas A&M, 4-0, and No. 23 LSU, 4-0.
In the lineup, the Gamecocks have three ranked singles players in No. 5 Martins, No. 27 Cline and No. 96 Mia Horvit. They also have two doubles teams in the rankings, including No. 2 Martins and Horvit and No. 29 Rohrabacher and Megan Davies.
At the No. 1 position, Martins holds a dual-match record of 10-2. Playing on court two, Cline has a dual mark of 7-3. In dual matches, Horvit is 10-2 at the No. 3 spot. Competing together at the top spot in doubles, Martins and Horvit are also 10-2 in duals.
Carolina leads the overall series with the Tigers, 28-9, and won the last meeting, 4-1, on March 22, 2018. Auburn is coming off of a, 4-0, loss to No. 1-ranked Georgia. Jaeda Daniel is the only ranked singles player for the Tigers, coming in at No. 103. Daniel plays at the No. 1 position and owns a record of 8-7.
They have two doubles ranked in No. 39 Sophia Graver and Taylor Russo, as well as No. 74 Daniel and Madeline Meredith. Competing at the No. 1 spot, Graver and Russo have amassed a 10-3 mark in dual matches. On court two, Daniel and Meredith sit at 9-1.
The Gamecocks also lead the series with the Crimson Tide at 17-12, and has won the past three matches. Prior to facing off against South Carolina, Alabama competes at No. 23 Florida on Friday. Andie Daniell is ranked at No. 68 for the Crimson Tide and has a record of 11-5 at the No. 1 position.
Live streaming and live scoring are available for both matches and can be found on the women’s tennis schedule page on gamecocksonline.com.
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