Spartans Tip Hatters 4-3, Sweep Sunshine State Swing
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DELAND, Fla. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team rallied from a late deficit Saturday afternoon to knock off the Stetson Hatters 4-3 at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center in Atlantic Sun Conference action.
The Spartans (10-5, 2-2 A-Sun) make it a perfect Sunshine State road swing with the victory after taking down FGCU in a similar 4-3 fashion Thursday afternoon.
For the 12th time this season Upstate captured the first point of the day, winning two of the three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead.
Constanze Kuerten and Allison Beeler paired up for an 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles, and Taylor Cohen and Julie Bell combined to earn an 8-5 win at the top spot and secure the opening point of the match.
The Hatters (9-7, 4-2 A-Sun) quickly bounced back in singles play, picking wins at the No. 3 and No. 1 spots, but Isabel von Stryk knotted the score at 2-2 with her 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 victory over Sara Lazarevic at the No. 2 slot.
A win for Stetson at No. 5 singles put the Hatters up 3-2 with matches at No. 4 and No. 6 singles still in play. A pair of marathon matches decided the final score and the Spartans grinded out both points to earn the victory.
Bell earned a 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Stauffer MacDowell at No. 6 and Cohen provided the winning margin for the second straight match with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over Jen Miller to clinch the 4-3 victory.
The Spartans return to action next weekend with three matches in as many days, hosting South Alabama Thursday, before Northern Kentucky and Lipscomb come to town Friday and Saturday.
USC Upstate 4, Stetson 3
Mar 30, 2013 at DeLand, Fla. (Mandy Stoll Tennis Center)
|1. Andrea Crespo (STET) def. Constanze Kuerten (UPSTW) 6-2, 6-0|
|2. Isabel von Stryk (UPSTW) def. Sara Lazarevic (STET) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4|
|3. Diana Bukajeva (STET) def. Talia Rojas (UPSTW) 6-1, 6-2|
|4. Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) def. Jen Miller (STET) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)|
|5. Eveline Lepinay (STET) def. Allison Beeler (UPSTW) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3|
|6. Julie Bell (UPSTW) def. MB StaufferMacDowell (STET) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2|
|1. Taylor Cohen/Julie Bell (UPSTW) def. Andrea Crespo/Sara Lazarevic (STET) 8-5|
|2. Jen Miller/Diana Bukajeva (STET) def. Isabel von Stryk/Talia Rojas (UPSTW) 8-4|
|3. Constanze Kuerten/Allison Beeler (UPSTW) def. Eveline Lepinay/MB StaufferMacDowell (STET) 8-3|
|USC Upstate 10-5, 2-2|
|Stetson 9-7, 4-2|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,1,2,5,6,4)|