Weekend Tournament at Clemson on Tap for Spartans

Weekend Tournament at Clemson on Tap for Spartans

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team returns to action this weekend when they travel to Clemson University to take part in the Clemson Fall Invitational Oct. 12-14 at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

The Spartans have put together strong performances this fall, picking up four championships in two events as they are set to make the one hour trip down Interstate 85 to Clemson University.

The doubles tandem of Taylor Cohen and Julie Bell emerged with near perfection in the first two tournaments of the fall, posting a 5-1 mark and claiming a doubles title at the Elon Invitational. Cohen has been equally impressive in singles play, going 6-1 with a championship at Elon before withdrawing in the USC Upstate Fall Classic with an injury. The junior transfer is a combined 11-2 in doubles and singles action this fall.

Isabel von Stryke and Talia Rojas paired up to breeze through the Upstate Fall Classic and claim a back draw title, claiming the championship with an 8-0 victory in the deciding match.

Freshman Constanze Kuerten rolled through the winner's bracket in just her second collegiate tournament, appearing in the championship match of the Upstate Fall Classic but falling in three sets to ETSU's Lyn Yee Choo. The rookie forced a third set in the match after fighting off five match points to break Choo and capture the second set in a tiebreaker.

Sarah Vande Berg and Allison Beeler have continued the strong play in singles action, as Vande Berg appeared in the back draw championship match at the Upstate Classic, while Beeler captured a back draw title of her own at Elon.

The Clemson Invitational is the third of five fall tournaments for Upstate as the Spartans prepare for the 2013 season this spring.

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