MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The No. 61-ranked College of Charleston women’s tennis team knocked off Jacksonville State 7-0 this morning at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point.
It was the first match of a parents weekend doubleheader today with No. 34-ranked Penn State still to come this afternoon at 2 p.m. (ET).
The win improves CofC’s record to 6-4 while the Gamecocks fall to 4-8.
The College got off to a quick start in doubles as the duo of senior Irene Viana (Paris, France) and freshman Katherine Schofield (Franklin, Tenn.) upended Raisa Guasti and Raphaela Lima of JSU 8-0 in the No. 1 position.
Senior Oliva McMillan (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) and freshman Brooke McAmis (Greensboro, N.C.) topped Danielle Kerindi and Kelly Tomlin 8-1 in No. 3 doubles to clinch the doubles point for the College.
It was a great day for the Cougars in singles as senior Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.), sophomore Samantha Maddox (Lexington, Ky.), McMillan and Viana all came away with wins.
Junior Jamie Harrell (Charleston, S.C.) fought through a nagging shoulder injury to overcome Kelly Tomlin of the Gamecocks 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 6 spot.
Finally, in one of the most exciting matches of the day, Schofield came back to beat Olivia Nguyen of JSU 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the No. 3 slot.
“We started really strong in doubles today and that set the tone for the match,” CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. “It was great to see Jamie Harrell get out there and battle through her injury and help us get a win. The team played with a lot of enthusiasm and it’s always a good day for us when we can win all of our matches against a quality opponent like Jacksonville State.”
After this afternoon’s match, CofC will only have one day off before hosting East Tennessee State (4-2) at 1:30 p.m. (ET) at the College of Charleston Tennis Center.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 7, JACKSONVILLE STATE 0
March 9, 2013
CofC Tennis Center
at Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
No. 1 – Christin Newman (CofC) def. Raisa Guasti (JSU), 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 – Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Raphaela Lima (JSU), 6-3, 6-3.
No. 3 – Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. Olivia Nguyen (JSU), 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
No. 4 – Olivia McMillan (CofC) def. Zoe Bizinos (JSU), 7-5, 6-4.
No. 5 – Irene Viana (CofC) def. Danielle Kerindi (JSU), 7-6, 6-2.
No. 6 – Jamie Harrell (CofC) def. Kelly Tomlin (JSU), 6-2, 6-3.
No. 1 –Irene Viana-Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. Raisa Guasti-Raphaela Lima (JSU), 8-0.
No. 2 – Samantha Maddox-Christin Newman (CofC) def. Olivia Nguyen-Zoe Bizinos (JSU), 8-4.
No. 3 – Olivia McMillan-Brooke McAmis (CofC) def. Danielle Kerindi-Kelly Tomlin (JSU), 8-1.
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 1, 3, 2
Singles: 1, 6, 2*, 5, 3, 4