MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s tennis team rolled to a 7-0 sweep of Southern Conference opponent Samford this afternoon at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point.
The win brings CofC’s record to 14-8 with a 6-1 tally in the SoCon. Samford is now 8-11 with a 3-5 mark in the Southern Conference.
The Cougars played well in doubles, picking up wins on Courts 1 and 2. The tandem of senior Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) and sophomore Samantha Maddox (Lexington, Ky.) bested Carita Moolman and Adri Lochner of the Bulldogs with an 8-4 score on Court 2 to start things off for the College.
The duo of junior Kelly Kambourelis (Melbourne, Fla.) and sophomore Jenny Falcone (Davidson, N.C.) followed suit by knocking off Kristin Lewis and Stephanie N’tcha of Samford via an 8-3 score on Court 1 to clinch the doubles point for CofC.
The Cougars kept the momentum going in singles, winning all six matches. The closest matches were Falcone’s and Maddox’s on Courts 4 and 5, respectively.
Falcone came back in 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7) fashion to beat Carita Moolman of the Bulldogs.
Maddox also staged a comeback with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Emily Mallory.
The College’s two freshman players, Brooke McAmis (Greensboro, N.C.) and Katherine Schofield (Franklin, Tenn.) both fought through nagging injuries to pick up wins at the No. 3 and No. 6 lines.
McAmis kept utilizing an underhand serve to win her fourth match in a row with a 6-1, 6-2 result over Jessica Northcutt on Court 3.
Schofield picked up right where she left off before injuring her ankle, cruising to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over AnnMarie Lyon of Samford on Court 6.
“I was especially proud of the way sophomores Jenny (Falcone) and Samantha (Maddox) played today,” CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. “They weren’t at their best in their first sets but they rebounded to get back into their matches. To beat a team like Samford with the caliber of players they have 7-0 is a real testament to our players and hopefully we can keep this going against Chattanooga tomorrow. It’s going to be a tough and very competitive match tomorrow, Coach Clark always does a great job of having his team prepared and I think it will have to be our best match of the year in order for us to come out with a win.”
Tomorrow, April 7 is senior day for CofC. The Cougars will play Southern Conference foe Chattanooga at 11 a.m. (ET) at Patriots Point.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 7, SAMFORD 0
April 6, 2013
CofC Tennis Center
in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
No. 1 – Christin Newman (CofC) def. Kristin Lewis (Samford), 6-3, 6-2.
No. 2 – Kelly Kambourelis (CofC) def. Stephanie N’tcha (Samford), 6-1, 6-3.
No. 3 – Brooke McAmis (CofC) def. Jessica Northcutt (Samford), 6-1, 6-2.
No. 4 – Jenny Falcone (CofC) def. Carita Moolman (Samford), 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7).
No. 5 – Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Emily Mallory (Samford), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
No. 6 – Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. AnnMarie Lyon (Samford), 6-3, 6-2.
No. 1 – Kelly Kambourelis-Jenny Falcone (CofC) def. Kristin Lewis-Stephanie N’tcha (Samford), 8-3.
No. 2 – Christin Newman- Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Carita Moolman-Adri Lochner (Samford), 8-4.
No. 3 – Jessica Northcutt-Emily Mallory (Samford) def. Irene Viana-Brooke McAmis (CofC), 8-6.