JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team continued its winning ways Friday afternoon on the road, edging Jacksonville 4-3 at the JSU Tennis Courts in non-conference action.
The Spartans (7-3) win their third straight match and second consecutive 4-3 decision as they topple the Gamecocks on the front end of what was scheduled to be a two-match road swing, but due to weather Saturday's match at UAB has been cancelled.
Upstate dominated doubles action just like they have all year, winning all three matches and cruising to the opening point of the day for the ninth consecutive match.
Talia Rojas and Isabel von Stryk moved up to the spot and picked up an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles, while Julie Bell and Taylor Cohen dominated with an 8-0 victory at No. 2 slot. Allison Beeler and Constanze Kuerten made it a clean sweep in doubles play with an 8-0 victory of their own.
The Spartans sealed the match when Kuerten, defending A-Sun Player of the Week, Cohen and Bell all earned straight set victories to give Upstate a 4-3 victory.
The Spartans will welcome Gardner-Webb to town for a mid-week non-conference matchup next Tuesday, before ETSU comes to town Saturday, March 16 for the first A-Sun match of the year.
USC Upstate 4, Jacksonville State 3
Mar 01, 2013 at Jacksonville, Ala. (JSU Tennis Courts)
|1. GUASTI, Raisa (JSUW) def. Isabel von Stryk (UPSTW) 6-3, 7-5|
|2. Constanze Kuerten (UPSTW) def. LIMA, Raphaela (JSUW) 6-0, 6-0|
|3. NGUYEN, Olivia (JSUW) def. Talia Rojas (UPSTW) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) def. BIZINOS, Zoe (JSUW) 7-6, 6-3|
|5. KERINDI, Danielle (JSUW) def. Allison Beeler (UPSTW) 7-5, 6-2|
|6. Julie Bell (UPSTW) def. TOMLIN, Kelly (JSUW) 6-3, 6-3|
|1. Talia Rojas/Isabel von Stryk (UPSTW) def. GUASTI, Raisa/LIMA, Raphaela (JSUW) 8-5|
|2. Julie Bell/Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) def. BIZINOS, Zoe/NGUYEN, Olivia (JSUW) 8-0|
|3. Allison Beeler/Constanze Kuerten (UPSTW) def. CMILIJIC, Aleksandra/TOMLIN, Kelly (JSUW) 8-0|
|USC Upstate 7-3|
|Jacksonville State 4-6|