Women's Tennis Suffers Setback at Campbell, 6-1
CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis team dropped a Big South Conference match to Campbell on the road Wednesday, 6-1.
PC moves to 9-12 on the year and 0-6 in league play. Campbell improves to 10-7 and 2-6.
Paige Oelke (Athens, Ga.) gave the Blue Hose their lone win, gutting out a 7-6, 7-6 victory over Karolina Chernaya at the top flight. The win gives Oelke her first Big South singles win of the season and 11th singles win of the year, one shy of the team lead.
The Blue Hose dropped a pair of doubles matches by 8-4 margins. Oelke and Patricia Alves (Campinas, Brazil) fell to Karolina Chernaya and Borislava Nikolova, while Cara Caruso (Roswell, Ga.) and Lindsay Krause (Roswell, Ga.) lost to Tamara Stanic and Katya Yegoreychenko. At the third flight, Lucia Leahy (Charlotte, N.C.) and Caroline deLoach (Columbia, S.C.) dropped a contest to Natasha Afridi and Anais Gomar, 8-1.
In singles play, Alves gave Nikolova a run at the first set before falling, 7-6, 6-0, at the fourth flight. Caruso stumbled against Afridi at the second flight, 6-1, 6-4, while Greer Ransom (Athens, Ga.) suffered a setback to Stanic at No. 3, 6-0, 6-2.
At the fifth flight, deLoach dropped a battle to Yegoreychenko, 6-4, 6-1, and Krause fell to Gomar at the sixth flight, 6-3, 6-4.
PC returns to the courts on Thursday with a road matchup at UNC Asheville. The match is slated for a 2 p.m. start.
1. OELKE, Paige (PCW) def. CHERNAYA, Karolina (CAM-W) 7-6, 7-6
2. AFRIDI, Natasha (CAM-W) def. CARUSO, Cara (PCW) 6-1, 6-4
3. STANIC, Tamara (CAM-W) def. RANSOM, Greer (PCW) 6-0, 6-2
4. NIKOLOVA, Borislava (CAM-W) def. ALVES, Patricia (PCW) 7-6, 6-0
5. YEGOREYCHENKO, Katya (CAM-W) def. deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) 6-4, 6-1
6. GOMAR, Anais (CAM-W) def. KRAUSE, Lindsay (PCW) 6-3, 6-4
1. CHERNAYA, Karolina/NIKOLOVA, Borislava (CAM-W) def. OELKE, Paige/ALVES, Patricia (PCW) 8-4
2. STANIC, Tamara/YEGOREYCHENKO, Katya (CAM-W) def. KRAUSE, Lindsay/CARUSO, Cara (PCW) 8-4
3. AFRIDI, Natasha/GOMAR, Anais (CAM-W) def. deLOACH, Caroline/LEAHY, Lucia (PCW) 8-1