Chinellato, Shelton Go Unbeaten on Day Two of Bulldog Invitational
Duo Teamed Up for Two Doubles Victories and Each Won Singles Matches
ATHENS, Ga. — Silvia Chinellato and Emma Shelton from the South Carolina women’s tennis team posted undefeated records on day two of the Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga., on Saturday.
The Gamecocks registered a 4-4 record in doubles to get the day started with five contests against Georgia and three versus Kentucky. Chinellato and Shelton won both of their matches together, beating Elena Christofi and Morgan Coppoc of Georgia 6-3 and then Meg Kowalski and Ariana Arseneault, also from Georgia, by a 7-5 margin.
Gabriela Martinez and Kendall Couch picked up a 6-3 triumph over Arseneault and Kowalski as well. Megan Davies and Mia Horvit combined for the Gamecocks’ other doubles victory on the day by defeating Akvile Parazinskaite and Lesedi Jacobs of Kentucky 6-2.
In singles play, Shelton cruised by Parazinskaite in straight sets 6-2, 6-0, and Chinellato also won in straight sets against Kentucky’s Carlota Molina 6-3, 6-3. Combined, Chinellato and Shelton went 4-0 between singles and doubles.
Elise Mills and Corina Spasojevic fell in straight sets to Ania Hertel and Alee Clayton of Georgia in their singles matchups. Lindsay Tulenko, Martinez and Couch also lost in straight sets in their contests with Kentucky’s Elizabeth Stevens, Carla Girbau and Maialen Morante.
South Carolina concludes its stay in Athens on Sunday with singles matches beginning at 9 a.m. EDT.
Ania Hertel (UGA) def. Elise Mills (SC) 6-2, 6-1
Alee Clayton (UGA) def. Corina Spasojevic (SC) 6-3, 6-2
Emma Shelton (SC) def. Akvile Parazinskaite (UK) 6-2, 6-0
Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Carlota Molina (UK) 6-3, 6-3
Elizabeth Stevens (UK) def. Gabriela Martinez (SC) 6-2, 6-2
Carla Girbau (UK) def. Lindsay Tulenko (SC) 6-1, 6-2
Maialen Morante (UK) def. Kendall Couch (SC) 6-2, 6-1
Katarina Jokic/Ania Hertel (UGA) def. Megan Davies/Mia Horvit (SC) 6-1
Silvia Chinellato/Emma Shelton (SC) def. Elena Christofi/Morgan Coppoc (UGA) 6-3
Gabriela Martinez/Kendall Couch (SC) def. Meg Kowalski/Ariana Arseneault (UGA) 6-3
Marta Gonzalez/Alee Clayton (UGA) def. Corina Spasojevic/Lindsay Tulenko (SC) 6-1
Silvia Chinellato/Emma Shelton (SC) def. Meg Kowalski/Ariana Arseneault (UGA) 7-5
Megan Davies/Mia Horvit (SC) def. Akvile Parazinskaite/Lesedi Jacobs (UK) 6-2
Elizabeth Stevens/Fiona Arrese (UK ) def. Lindsay Tulenko/Elise Mills (SC) 6-4
Carla Girbau/Maialen Morante (UK) def. Kendall Couch/Corina Spasojevic (SC) 7-6(5)