Horvit and Martins Advance to Second Round
ORLANDO, Fla. – The South Carolina women’s tennis doubles team of senior Ingrid Martins and junior Mia Horvit advanced to the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championship with a victory on Tuesday afternoon at the USTA National Campus.
Carolina’s No. 3-ranked and No. 4-seeded duo took a huge first set against No. 21 Ana Oparenovic and Emanuelle Salas of Florida State, 6-1.
In the second set, Horvit and Martins took the first game before going back-and-forth with the Seminoles. At 2-2, Oparenovic and Salas broke loose, gaining a, 4-2, lead over Carolina. Focusing on one game at a time, Horvit and Martins brought the second set to 4-3. Horvit hit a big shot down the line, tying it, 4-4. The Gamecock duo closed out the second set by claiming another two games for four-straight and getting the win, 6-1, 6-4.
Up next, Horvit and Martins will face the winner of No. 44 Megan Kauffman and Lauren Proctor of Winthrop and Washington State’s No. 23 Hikaru Sato and Tiffany Mylonas on Wednesday at a time to be determined.
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