DELAND, FLA. – The No. 72-ranked College of Charleston women’s tennis team topped Stetson 4-3 in a very windy afternoon match at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center.
This was the first stop for the Cougars on their two-match Florida spring break trip. The win brings CofC’s record to 5-3 while the Hatters drop to 3-2.
The College got off to a good start in doubles as senior Irene Viana (Paris, France) and freshman Katherine Schofield (Franklin, Tenn.) won their match 8-3 over Andrea Crespo and Diana Bukajeva of Stetson in the No. 1 position.
The sophomore duo of Jenny Falcone (Davidson, N.C.) and Samantha Maddox (Lexington, Ky.) also claimed a doubles victory over Sara Lazarevic and Rachel Luke 8-3 in the No. 3 slot to clinch the doubles point for the College.
Maddox stayed hot in singles play when she quickly dispatched Clarke Tatje of Stetson by a 6-3, 6-2 score in the No. 3 spot.
Schofield did the same as she took down Lindsey Cable of the Hatters 6-2, 6-3 in No. 3 singles.
Senior Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) proved herself yet again to be an invaluable asset to the Cougars when she clinched the team victory by overcoming Andrea Crespo 6-1, 7-5 in the No. 1 position.
“This was the first time in a while that we had a healthy team,” CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. “Both teams should be commended for playing in very tough conditions today and I’m proud of the way that our team fought through the 20 m.p.h. wind to come out on top.”
Due to scheduling conflicts, CofC’s match against South Florida that was scheduled for Monday, March 4 has been cancelled. Instead, the Cougars will enjoy two days off before they face off against the defending Atlantic-10 champions North Florida (5-3) on Tuesday, March 5 at the UNF Tennis Complex at 2 p.m. (ET) in Jacksonville, Fla.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 4, STETSON 3
March 2, 2013
Mandy Stoll Tennis Center
at DeLand, Fla.
No. 1 – Christin Newman (CofC) def. Andrea Crespo (Stetson), 6-1, 7-5.
No. 2 – Brooke McAmis (CofC) vs. Diana Bukajeva (Stetson), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0, unfinished.
No. 3 – Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Clarke Tatje (Stetson), 6-3, 6-2.
No. 4 – Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. Lindsey Cable (Stetson), 6-2, 6-3.
No. 5 – Eveline Lepinay (Stetson) def. Olivia McMillan (CofC), 7-6, 6-4.
No. 6 – Jen Miller (Stetson) def. Irene Viana, 6-4, 6-1.
No. 1 – Irene Viana-Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. Andrea Crespo-Diana Bukajeva (Stetson), 8-3.
No. 2 – Lindsey Cable-Eveline Lepinay (Stetson) def. Christin Newman-Brooke McAmis (CofC), 8-3.
No. 3 – Jenny Falcone-Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Sara Lazarevic-Rachel Luke (Stetson), 8-3.
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 1, 3*, 2
Singles: 3, 5, 4, 1*, 6