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Horvit, Davies Score Wins at UT Fall Invite
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Horvit, Davies Score Wins at UT Fall Invite

Gamecocks Post Victories Against Vanderbilt, Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Mia Horvit and Megan Davies from the South Carolina women’s tennis team each recorded singles wins and a doubles victory together Friday in Knoxville, Tenn., at the UT Fall Invite. It was the first competition for the Gamecocks since the pandemic canceled the spring campaign in mid-March.

South Carolina kicked off the event with singles matches against Vanderbilt. Horvit earned a 6-1, 6-4 over Emma Kurtz, while Davies needed three sets to dispatch Marcella Cruz, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. The Gamecocks dropped the other four matches with the Commodores, as Gabriela Martinez fell 6-0, 6-0 to Anessa Lee, Amanda Meyer defeated Silvia Chinellato 7-6(5), 6-1, Holly Staff upended Emma Shelton 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, and Dasha Kourkina triumphed 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 against Elise Mills.

Horvit and Davies teamed up for doubles play versus Tennessee and posted a 6-2 win over Esther Adeshina and Tenika McGiffin. The Volunteers took the other three doubles contests with Daria Kuczer and Carly Briggs downing Shelton/Chinellato 6-1, Johanna Silva and Callie Creath beating Mills/Kendall Couch 6-4, and Kylie Duckworth and Rebeka Mertena earning a 6-4 triumph as well over Martinez/Lindsay Tulenko.

The Gamecocks continue play in the UT Fall Invite on Saturday with doubles matches against Georgia in the afternoon followed by singles match-ups with Tennessee.

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt (Singles)

Anessa Lee (VU) def. Gabriela Martinez (SC) 6-0, 6-0
Amanda Meyer (VU) def. Silvia Chinellato (SC) 7-6 (5), 6-1
Mia Horvit (SC) def. Emma Kurtz (VU) 6-1, 6-4
Dasha Kourkina (VU) def. Elise Mills (SC) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Holly Staff (VU) def. Emma Shelton (SC) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Megan Davies (SC) def. Marcella Cruz (VU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

South Carolina vs. Tennessee (Doubles)

Daria Kuczer/Carly Briggs (UT) def. Emma Shelton/Silvia Chinellato (SC) 6-1
Mia Horvit/Megan Davies (SC) def. Esther Adshenia/Tenika McGiffin (UT) 6-2
Johanna Silva/Callie Creath (UT) def. Elise Mills/Kendall Couch (SC) 6-4
Rebeka Mertena/Kylie Duckworth (UT) def. Gabriela Martinez/Lindsay Tulenko (SC) 6-4