STATESBORO, GA.– The No. 72-ranked College of Charleston women’s tennis team took down Southern Conference foe Georgia Southern this afternoon by a score of 6-1 at the Hanner Tennis Complex.
It was a dominant start to SoCon play for the Cougars (4-2) as they won the doubles point and five of six singles matches. In singles, senior Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) emerged victorious over Georgia Southern’s Paola Garrido 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 1 position.
Freshman Brooke McAmis (Greensboro, N.C.) topped Jordana Klein of GSU in the No. 2 slot and senior Olivia McMillan (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) earned a win in No. 6 singles.
Sophomore Jenny Falcone (Davidson, N.C.) overcame an elbow injury to defeat Stephanie Wood of the Eagles 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 3 position and freshman Katherine Schofield (Franklin, Tenn.) fought through an illness to top Natalie Maffett of GSU 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 5 spot.
In doubles, the duos of McAmis-Falcone and Newman-Schofield came away with wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 slots, respectively to earn the doubles point for the Cougars.
“It was a good match to start conference play,” CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. “Our team played well against a very good Georgia Southern team. We look forward to getting back to the practice court so we can focus on improving as a team going into a big match this weekend.”
CofC will next be in action this weekend when they face No. 30-ranked South Carolina on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Carolina Tennis Center at 10:30 a.m. (ET) in Columbia, S.C.
(72) COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 6, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 1
February 20, 2013
Hanner Tennis Complex
in Statesboro, Ga.
No. 1 – Christin Newman (CofC) def. Paola Garrido (GSU), 6-2, 7-5.
No. 2 – Brooke McAmis (COFC) def. Jordana Klein (GSU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 – Jenny Falcone (COFC) def. Stephanie Woods (GSU) 6-1, 6-4.
No. 4 – M. Phillips Smith (GSU) def. Samantha Maddox (COFC) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 1-0 (10-8).
No. 5 – Katherine Schofield (COFC) def. Natalie Maffett (GSU) 6-1, 6-2.
No. 6 – Olivia McMillan (COFC) def. F. Norregaard (GSU) 6-3, 6-2.
No. 1 – Paola Garrido-Stephanie Woods (GSU) def. Irene Viana-Samantha Maddox (COFC) 8-4.
No. 2 – Brooke McAmis-Jenny Falcone (COFC) def. Natalie Maffett-Jordana Klein (GSU) 8-3.
No. 3 – Christin Newman-Katherine Schofield (COFC) def. M. Phillips Smith-F. Norregaard (GSU) 8-2.
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 2, 3*, 1
Singles: 3, 5, 6*, 2, 1, 4