Gamecocks Find Success on Final Day of Home Tournament
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina women’s tennis closed out its final day of home competition with four singles wins.
Sophomore Gracie Mulville earned the first win of the day for South Carolina. She took down Marshall’s Sophia Hurrion in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. This was Mulville’s first win of the fall season after battling injury throughout the beginning of the season.
Freshman Annie Jennings was the next Gamecock to earn a win. She defeated Marshall’s Gabrielle Clairotte with an efficient 6-2, 6-2 score. Jennings earned six singles wins through the fall season.
Fellow freshman McKenna Schaefbauer also earned a win, hers in a three-set comeback. Schaefbauer dropped her first set 1-6 but took the next two 6-3 and 6-4 to win the match.
Sophomore Misa Malkin earned the last win of the day with a gritty three-set match that lasted nearly two and a half hours. Malkin had a close first set that had to be settled in a tiebreak where she fell 4-7. Malkin was able to even the match with a 6-4 second set and closed the competition with a 7-5 third set.
The Gamecocks earned six singles wins and two doubles wins through three days of play at the Gamecock Shootout. Senior Ana Cruz lead the team, adding a pair of singles wins and a doubles win to her resume.
Sophomore Sarah Hamner will conclude the fall season for the Gamecocks at the ITA Fall National Championships, Nov. 3-6. The Championships will take place at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, California.
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Singles Session 3
Emma Vanderheyden (Marshall) def. Elise Mills (SC) 6-4, 7-5
Misa Malkin (SC) def. Aisling McGrane (Marshall) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5
Gracie Mulville (SC) def. Sophia Hurrion (Marshall) 6-4, 6-2
Doroteja Joksovic (Marshall) def. Allie Gretkowski (SC) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4)
McKenna Schaefbauer (SC) def. Rieke Gillar (Marshall) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Annie Jennings (SC) def. Gabrielle Clairotte (Marshall) 6-2, 6-2