SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team fell 5-2 to Wofford on a chilly afternoon at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex on Thursday afternoon.
"We got off to a fairly slow start today in both doubles and singles play." USC Upstate head tennis coach Tim McLane said, "Full credit to Wofford, they took advantage of our slow start and jumped on us. Our two freshmen did a nice job of keeping us in the match and giving us a chance to come back. It's still early in the season so we'll learn from this and make sure it doesn't happen again."
USC Upstate (0-2) did not get off to a great start as the Spartans doubles teams were essentially swept by Wofford (3-0). USC Upstate's No. 3 doubles team lost 6-2 and the No. 2 doubles pairing lost 6-3 to the Terriers. The No. 1 doubles team of Victoria Saldh and Vale Zarama ended in a 4-4 tie as Wofford had already secured the crucial doubles point.
The Spartans top two singles players, Noelia Acuna and Valeria Zarama both lost in straight sets to begin the singles round of competition. Victoria Saldh and Maria Jardim each picked up their second victory of the season at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions of the singles lineup. USC Upstate still had a chance to win going into the final two singles matches of the afternoon. Elin Hellberg and Ana Boza both fell in straight sets at the No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions.
USC Upstate will hit the road next weekend with a double header against Belmont Abbey and Queens University.
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