Spartans to Battle Bucs in Saturday's A-Sun Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Beall,
 dbeall@uscupstate.edu

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team is set to open Atlantic Sun Conference action Saturday, welcoming ETSU to town for a showdown with the Buccaneers.

The Spartans return home for the first time since Feb. 24 and are set for a 10 a.m. first serve Saturday morning against ETSU at the Upstate Tennis Complex.

Story Lines

  • The Spartans (8-3) are riding a season-long four-match winning streak as they start conference play Saturday with ETSU. Upstate's four consecutive wins is the most since the 2010 season when the Spartans won six straight matches over an 18-day span.
  • Upstate has dominated the A-Sun weekly awards in 2013, capturing three of the six weekly honors and doing so in consecutive weeks. Isabel von Stryk's weekly award on Feb. 20 was sandwiched between Constanze Kuerten picking up the honor on Feb. 13 and Feb. 27.
  • The Spartans have won the doubles point in 10 of its 11 matches this season, with their only blemish coming in the season-opener against No. 31 South Carolina. Since then, Upstate has captured 10 straight doubles points and posted an 8-2 mark along the way.
  • ETSU (4-4) enters A-Sun play having lost consecutive matches at UNC Wilmington and at No. 61 College of Charleston. The Bucs are led by Len Yee Choo who has posted a 7-1 mark in singles play and earned A-Sun Player of the Week honors on Feb. 6.

Last Time Out: The USC Upstate women's tennis team kept its winning streak alive Monday afternoon, cruising past Coastal Georgia 6-0 in non-conference action.

Next Time Out: Following Saturday's A-Sun opener with ETSU, Upstate will have a week off before North Florida comes calling Saturday, March 23 for the second conference match in as many weeks. First serve against the Ospreys is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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