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          Release: 03/19/2014
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Battling through a second consecutive day of chilly weather, the College of Charleston women’s tennis team was dominant on Wednesday, comprehensively downing the UMass Minutewomen and the Pride of Hofstra University, 6-1 and 7-0, respectively, at the CofC Tennis Complex at Patriots Point.

For College of Charleston Director of Tennis, Angelo Anastopoulo, the wins were No. 598 and No. 599 of a storied head coaching career that spans 23 years, putting him on the cusp of the rare 600 win plateau. Other members of the 600 win club include Georgia head coach Jeff Wallace, as well as Indiana’s Lin Loring.

“My thoughts on closing in on 600 wins are simply…if you knock on the door long enough, eventually it will open,” said  Anastopoulo modestly. “The most important thing for us is that the team is competing well. I thought they responded today and played well in a tough double header. We played some high-level tennis.”

In the first match of the day, The College faced a determined UMass team. After Kelly Kambourelis and Mara Argyriou quickly dismissed UMass’ Yuliana Motyl and Anna Woosley, 8-3, the Cougars and Minutewomen engaged in two lengthy matches on courts one and three. As Jenny Falcone and Katherine Schofield grinded out a hard-fought 7-6 lead on court one, it was the court three pairing of Samantha Maddox and Jamie Harrell who managed to pull out a tie-break win in exciting fashion and  clinch the doubles point for The College, 8-7 (7-5).

In singles play the Cougars had an easier time, winning all but one flight as former CAA Player of the Week Kambourelis, sophomore Brooke McAmis, Argyriou, Maddox and Schofield all downed their UMass opposition to give the Cougars their first win of the day and ninth of the season.

Collectively, the Cougars lost only three sets in singles play against the Minutewomen.

In the 5:00 p.m. match against CAA foe Hofstra, the Cougars were despotic, winning all three flights of doubles play , including on court three where freshman Thai Thompson made an appearance. CofC then ran out victorious on all six singles court, sweeping Hofstra in straight sets to give Anastopoulo his 599th career victory, and the Cougars their tenth win of the season.

“Thai Thompson did a great job for us in doubles today,” said Anastopoulo. “She played like a veteran, combining well with Grace Baker for a good 8-4 win. I’m very pleased with how she played.”

Since taking over the tennis program at CofC prior to the 1991-92 campaign, coach Anastopoulo has never failed to reach the 10 win mark.


Tennis Match Results

UMass vs College of Charleston

Mar 19, 2014 at Charleston, S.C.

(CofC Tennis Complex)

College of Charleston 6, UMass 1

Singles competition

1. Kelly Kambourelis (COFC) def. Yuliana Motyl (UMASS) 6-2, 6-1

2. Brooke McAmis (COFC) def. Sonia Bokhari (UMASS) 2-6, 6-0, 4-3

3. Mara Argyriou (COFC) def. Aarzoo Malik (UMASS) 7-5, 3-0

4. Samantha Maddox (COFC) def. Arielle Griffin (UMASS) 7-5, 6-1

5. Katherine Schofield (COFC) def. Anna Woosley (UMASS) 6-1, 6-2

6. Jessica Podlofsky (UMASS) def. Grace Baker (COFC) 6-4, 4-3

Doubles competition

1. Jenny Falcone/Katherine Schofield (COFC) vs. Chanel Glasper/Sonia Bokhari (UMASS) 7-6, unfinished

2. Kelly Kambourelis/Mara Argyriou (COFC) def. Yuliana Motyl/Anna Woosley (UMASS) 8-3

3. Samantha Maddox/Jamie Harrell (COFC) def. Aarzoo Malik/Arielle Griffin (UMASS) 8-7 (7-5)



Tennis Match Results

Hofstra vs College of Charleston

Mar 19, 2014 at Charleston, S.C.

(CofC Tennis Complex)

College of Charleston 7, Hoftsra 0

Singles competition

1. Kelly Kambourelis (COFC) def. Sarah Bowen (HOF) 6-0, 6-1

2. Brooke McAmis (COFC) def. Louise Lopez (HOF) 6-0, 6-4

3. Mara Argyriou (COFC) def. Carmen Pestano (HOF) 6-1, 6-1

4. Samantha Maddox (COFC) def. Leone (HOF) 6-2, 6-0

5. Katherine Schofield (COFC) def. Bianca Derrick (HOF) 6-0, 6-0

6. Jenny Falcone (COFC) def. Bianca Posa (HOF) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Jenny Falcone/Katherine Schofield (COFC) def. Sarah Bowen/Carmen Pestano (HOF) 8-3

2. Mara Argyriou/Kelly Kambourelis (COFC) def. Louise Lopez/Bianca Derrick (HOF) 8-2

3. Grace Baker/Thai Thompson (COFC) def. Bianca Posa/Leone (HOF) 8-4

Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,4,1,3,6,2)



Match #1: The College (10-6) vs. Towson (6-4)

Location: CofC Tennis Complex


Time: 1:00 p.m.

Live Stream of Doubles Point: http://bit.ly/183Eimj

Match #2: The College (10-6) vs. Savannah State (5-12)

Location: CofC Tennis Complex

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Scouting the Towson:

Towson head in to the match with CofC riding a two match winning streak, having also played Savannah State and Hofstra during their trip down to the Lowcountry. The Tigers are an experienced team, who boast six upperclassmen. They are led on the court by junior Cailey Easdale and sophomore Lorena Ferrer and are coached by fifth year head coach Doug Nagle.

Scouting Savannah State:

The Tigers come in to the match having won only one of their last seven contests, including home losses to Delaware State and Western Carolina. The Tigers, who only recently moved to the division-1 ranks, represent the MEAC conference and are led by sixth year head coach, Don Andrews. Andrews has been coaching tennis professionally since 1967.



College of Charleston head coach Angelo Anastopoulo

On Thursday’s double header…

It’s going to be another really good day of tennis. Towson looks like they will be a tough team. Coach Nagle does a good job with that program and I know they are a very competitive group. I hope we can get another win to keep us undefeated in the CAA. Savannah State is another well-coached team, and it has been quite some time since we played them. It will be the first time that we have hosted them here, so I’m looking forward to that as well.

Stay tuned to CofSports.com for up to date post-match recaps and previews of upcoming matches.


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