MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s tennis team is set to take on the nationally ranked University of Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday at the CofC Tennis Complex, where doubles play is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Led on court one by senior Kelly Kambourelis, The College (7-6) has won three of its last five matches against top-notch competition, most recently downing the Spiders of Richmond University, 4-3. The Cougars are entering their toughest stretch of play on Tuesday, in which they are set to host six matches in five days, including back to back double headers at home on Wednesday and Thursday.
The No. 70-ranked Hawkeyes are 8-3 on the season, having won five consecutive matches and six of their last seven overall. Iowa has racked up numerous quality wins so far this season, including defeats of Oregon, Marquette, Drake and Nebraska. The Hawkeyes are led on the court by Shelby Talcott, a junior from Long Island, N.Y, as well as Ruth Seaborne, a senior Florida State transfer and first team All-Big Ten honoree. Katie Dougherty enters her fifth season as head coach at Iowa.
College of Charleston head coach Angelo Anastopoulo
On facing the Hawkeyes…
“Iowa are a talented and aggressive team that will push our abilities to the limit. Hopefully we can have the same type of success as our men had (men’s tennis defeated the Hawkeyes 5-2, on Mar. 14.). The rains are finally expected to clear up, so we’re looking forward to the competition. Collectively, our program appreciates Iowa flying half way across the country to come play this match.”
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