Spartans Topple Terriers in Crosstown Battle

Spartans Topple Terriers in Crosstown Battle

Contact: David Beall (@jdbeall21),

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team got back on track Wednesday afternoon, welcoming crosstown rival Wofford College to town and dominating the Terriers 6-1 in non-conference action.

The Spartans (3-1) have now won three of their last four matches and remain unbeaten at home at 2-0 on the season, while the Terrier's (2-2) bid for a three-game winning streak falls short as they dip to 0-2 in road contests.

For the fourth straight match the Spartans dominated the doubles action, quickly securing the opening point of the day with convincing wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Isabel von Stryk and Talia Rojas combined for a dominating 8-0 victory at the No. 2 spot, while Constanze Kuerten and Allison Beeler eased their way to an 8-2 win at the No. 3 slot to secure the doubles point.

Taylor Cohen and Julie Bell held a 5-4 advantage at No. 1 doubles in search of four straight wins, but Upstate captured the doubles point, leaving the top match of the day unfinished with Spartans holding a slight lead.

Needing just three singles matches to pick up the win, Upstate quickly put the match on ice with wins at No. 3, No. 6 and No. 1 singles to take a 4-0 lead. Bell cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 6, while Kuerten was perfect in a 6-0, 6-0 victory at the No. 3 spot to remain unbeaten on the year in singles play at 4-0. Von Stryk clinched the match at No. 1 singles, knocking off Sarah Evans 6-3, 6-0.

Allison Beeler continued the trend of easy victories at the No. 5 spot, picking up a 6-1, 6-2 win over Othilia Lindqvist, while Cohen battled her way to a 6-2, 2-6, 10-8 victory at No. 2 singles.

The Spartans will enjoy a nine-day break before returning to action Feb. 15 at Davidson and Feb. 16 at Elon University.

Follow Upstate women's tennis all season long on your mobile device, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

USC Upstate 6, Wofford 1
Feb 06, 2013 at Spartanburg, S.C. (USC Upstate Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Isabel von Stryk (UPSTW) def. EVANS, Sarah (WOFW) 6-3, 6-0
2. Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) def. COVENTRY, Audrey (WOFW) 6-2, 2-6, 10-8
3. Constanze Kuerten (UPSTW) def. PAULSON, Julia (WOFW) 6-0, 6-0
4. SANCHEZ, Mareli (WOFW) def. Talia Rojas (UPSTW) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Allison Beeler (UPSTW) def. LINDQVIST, Othilia (WOFW) 6-1, 6-2
6. Julie Bell (UPSTW) def. SCHERMERHORN, Lucy (WOFW) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Taylor Cohen/Julie Bell (UPSTW) vs. EVANS, Sarah/LINDQVIST, Othilia (WOFW) 5-4, unfinished
2. Isabel von Stryk/Talia Rojas (UPSTW) def. PRZYSTAWSKI, Emily/SANCHEZ, Mareli (WOFW) 8-0
3. Constanze Kuerten/Allison Beeler (UPSTW) def. PAULSON, Julia/SCHERMERHORN, Lucy (WOFW) 8-2
Match Notes
Wofford 2-2
USC Upstate 3-2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,6,1,5,4,2)