February 15, 2013

Spartans Edge Davidson 4-3 in Weekend Opener

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Contact: David Beall (@jdbeall21),
 dbeall@uscupstate.edu

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team continued its winning ways Friday evening, traveling to Davidson University and knocking off the Wildcats 4-3 at the Covington Tennis Courts in non-conference action.

The Spartans (4-2) win their second consecutive match and have now won four of their last five, while the Wildcats (3-2) drop their first home contest of the season.

Opening the day in singles action, Upstate played three marathon matches at the top of the order, as Taylor Cohen and Constanze Kuerten dropped three-set thrillers, while Isabel von Stryk battled her way to a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory at the No. 3 spot.

After dropping No. 4 singles, Allison Beeler and Julie Bell locked up points at No. 5 and No. 6 singles respectively, sending the action to doubles play all tied at 3-3.

The Spartan duo of Cohen and Bell fell 8-3 at No. 1 doubles, but von Stryk and Talia Rojas cruised to an 8-1 victory at No. 3, leaving the doubles point and the match in the hands of the No. 2 spot.

Kuerten, the defending A-Sun Player of the Week, team up with Beeler to pick up a huge 8-6 victory over Stephani Synn and Nisha Crouser at No. 2 doubles, securing the doubles point and handing Upstate a 4-3 victory on the road.

The Spartans return to action Saturday morning, traveling to Elon to battle the Phoenix in another non-conference match on the road. First serve is set for 10 a.m.

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USC Upstate 4, Davidson 3
Feb 15, 2013 at Davidson, N.C. (Covington Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) def. Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. Elaina Cummer (DAV) def. Constanze Kuerten (UPSTW) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Isabel von Stryk (UPSTW) def. Stephani Synn (DAV) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
4. Nisha Crouser (DAV) def. Talia Rojas (UPSTW) 6-2, 6-3
5. Allison Beeler (UPSTW) def. Catherine Wood (DAV) 6-4, 7-5
6. Julie Bell (UPSTW) def. Elise Held (DAV) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Elaina Cummer/Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) def. Taylor Cohen/Julie Bell (UPSTW) 8-3
2. Constanze Kuerten/Allison Beeler (UPSTW) def. Stephani Synn/Nisha Crouser (DAV) 8-6
3. Isabel von Stryk/Talia Rojas (UPSTW) def. Catherine Wood/Frizzi Bschorer (DAV) 8-1
Match Notes
USC Upstate 4-2
Davidson 3-2
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