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Gamecocks Continue Play at UT Fall Invite
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Gamecocks Continue Play at UT Fall Invite

Horvit, Davies Stay Unbeaten in Singles Play

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Megan Davies and Mia Horvit each stayed unbeaten in singles play Saturday, as the South Carolina women’s tennis team continued play at the UT Fall Invite in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Gamecocks squared off with Tennessee for six singles matches on the day. Horvit scored a 6-4, 6-2 victory from Johanna Silva, while Davies upended Rebeka Mertena by a 6-1, 7-6(5) score. Carolina’s Emma Shelton and Corina Spasojevic each faltered in three sets in their matches with Carly Briggs and Esther Adeshina. Tenika McGiffin and Daria Kuczer from Tennessee both won in straight sets over Gabriela Martinez and Elise Mills.

It was a busy day of doubles, with South Carolina facing Georgia and Vanderbilt for three matches each and one against the Volunteers as well. South Carolina came away with three wins in the seven contests, including one from Horvit and Davies with their 6-1 triumph over Katarina Jokic and Ariana Arseneault of UGA. Newcomers Lindsay Tulenko and Spasojevic claimed their first victories as Gamecocks with a 6-4 win against Mertena and Kylie Duckworth from Tennessee. The Gamecocks’ final win came from Shelton and Silvia Chinellato by a 6-1 margin over Anessa Lee and Marcella Cruz of Vanderbilt.

South Carolina concludes play in the UT Fall Invite on Sunday with singles matches versus Georgia and doubles contests with Vanderbilt.

Tennessee vs. South Carolina (Singles)

Tenika McGiffin (UT) def. Gabriela Martinez (SC) 6-0, 6-1
Daria Kuczer (UT) def. Elise Mills (SC) 6-1, 6-2
Mia Horvit (SC) def. Johanna Silva (UT) 6-4, 6-2
Megan Davies (SC) def. Rebeka Mertena (UT) 6-1, 7-6(5)
Esther Adeshina (UT) def. Corina Spasojevic (SC) 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-0
Carly Briggs (UT) def. Emma Shelton (SC) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Doubles Results

Mia Horvit/Megan Davies (USC) def. Katarina Jokic/Ariana Arseneault (UGA) 6-1
Ania Hertel/Morgan Coppoc (UGA) def. Emma Shelton/Silvia Chinellato (USC) 7-5
Marta Gonzalez/Meg Kowalski (UGA) def. Elise Mills/Gabriela Martinez (USC) 6-1
Lindsay Tulenko/Corina Spasojevic (USC) def. Rebeka Mertena/Kylie Duckworth (UT) 6-4
Emma Kurtz/Holly Staff (VU) def. Mia Horvit/Megan Davies (USC) 7-5
Emma Shelton/Silvia Chinellato (USC) def. Anessa Lee/Marcella Cruz (VU) 6-1
Amanda Meyer/Dasha Kourkina (VU) def. Elise Mills/Gabriela Martinez (USC) 6-0