MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – College of Charleston women’s tennis wrapped up the home-hosted Halloween Challenge on Sunday, raking in three titles at the College of Charleston Tennis Center on Patriots Point.
Hosting some of the best players in the country, the women more than held their own on home court, showing consistency and talent in the five-team, seven-flight tournament.
“I was really pleased with our performance on the final and most important day of the tournament.” said College of Charleston Director of Tennis, Angelo Anastopoulo. “It was a very nice way to end our fall season.”
In colder than expected conditions, the doubles pairing of Jamie Harrell and Samantha Maddox got things underway against the skilled North Carolina State duo of Sipes and Zaytoun. The Cougars, battling through wind and dropping temperatures, came out firing in the opening games and never relinquished their early lead, eventually running out 8-2 winners to claim top honors in flight four.
“Jamie and Sam were impressive,” said Anastopoulo. “They played well all tournament, it was highly-deserved.”
Playing amongst one of the most talented fields to ever come to the College of Charleston tennis center for a fall tournament, the Cougars kept things rolling in singles play, capturing two more flight championships.
With the sun hiding behind the clouds but court conditions steadily improving, it was Kelly Kambourelis and Katherine Schofield who shined the brightest.
Kambourelis, in the deciding match of flight two, dominated play against Marshall junior, Kai Broomfield. Showing the type of smart, controlled play that she demonstrated throughout the tournament, Kambourelis coolly dispatched of the Canadian in straights sets, 6-2, 6-3.
On court six, it was Schofield’s turn to take center stage, convincingly defeating Anne Dulsrud of Marshall, 6-2, 6-2.
“It was a great performance from the girls,” said Anastopoulo. “Kelly played three flawless days of tennis to win flight two and Katherine Schofield won her second consecutive fall tournament. Ultimately, to win three titles in a tournament where Georgia, NC State, Marshall and Denver are all competing is enough to make any coach proud. We had a great time hosting such talented and fun-filled players. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”
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Women’s tennis Director of Tennis, Angelo Anastopoulo will be releasing the women’s tennis schedule for the spring season on Monday, Nov, 4. Stay tuned to CofCSports.com for full coverage.