SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team lost another close match this afternoon at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex, this time the Spartans fell to South Carolina State, 4-3.
"You know, we keep getting ourselves in these dog fight matches." USC Upstate head tennis coach Tim McLane said, "Today we lost our composure a little bit both as it relates to the score and some of the craziness that went on during the matches. We're so close to having a much better record this year, but we just haven't had that killer instinct when we've needed it. Once we get that figured out we can start finishing off these matches."
USC Upstate (1-13) is now 0-6 in matches decided by one court this season. Once again the Spartans got off to a hot start, winning at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles courts to take a 1-0 advantage heading into singles action.
No. 1 singles player Victoria Saldh picked up her ninth win of the season and is now 5-5 at the top position in the lineup. Elin Hellberg has now three consecutive matches and has worked her way up the lineup from the No. 6 court to the No. 3 court. Hellberg is now an even 7-7 in singles matches this season.
USC Upstate will have a few days off before they travel down to Clinton to take on Presbyterian next Thursday afternoon.
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