SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis team fought to a 4-3 road victory over the Wofford Terriers on a windy Wednesday afternoon at the Reeves Tennis Center.
PC improves to 6-7 on the year with its first-ever win over Wofford in the Division I era. Wofford moves to 5-5. The Blue Hose return home to host East Carolina on Friday at 2 p.m.
The Blue Hose took the doubles point and needed a three-set tiebreaker from Caroline deLoach (Columbia, S.C.) in the deciding match to seal the win.
The Terriers took the opening match of the doubles as Julia Paulson and Lucy Schermerhorn downed Patricia Alves (Campinas, Brazil) and Courtney Gardiner (Powder Springs, Ga.) 8-4 in the number two position.
deLoach and Kayla Stanford (Canton, Ga.) defeated Emily Prystawski and Mareli Sanchez at the number three spot, 9-7, to even doubles play. The Blue Hose clinched the point as Lindsay Krause (Roswell, Ga.) and Greer Ransom (Athens, Ga.) defeated Sarah Evans and Othilia Lindqvist, 9-7 in number one singles.
The Terriers earned their first point as Paulson defeated Gardiner 6-0, 6-1, at number three, but Ransom took down Evans 6-4, 6-1 at the number one spot to give the Blue Hose a 2-1 lead.
The two teams traded matches as Wofford got a 6-3, 6-2 win at number six from Schermerhorn over Lucia Leahy (Charlotte, N.C.), and PC earned a win at number five singles with Krause’s 6-1, 6-4 win over Lindqvist. Wofford evened the match at three all, when Audrey Coventry rallied after dropping the first set to beat Alves 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) at number two singles.
deLoach sealed the Blue Hose win after a back and forth match at number four singles with a 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-4) over Sanchez.
1. RANSOM, Greer (PCW) def. Sarah Evans (WOFW) 6-4, 6-1
2. Audrey Coventry (WOFW) def. ALVES, Patricia (PCW) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Julia Paulson (WOFW) def. GARDINER, Courtney (PCW) 6-0, 6-1
4. deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) def. Mareli Sanchez (WOFW) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-4)
5. KRAUSE, Lindsay (PCW) def. Othilia Lindqvist (WOFW) 6-1, 6-4
6. Lucy Schermerhorn (WOFW) def. LEAHY, Lucia (PCW) 6-3, 6-2
1. KRAUSE, Lindsay/RANSOM, Greer (PCW) def. Sarah Evans/Othilia Lindqvist (WOFW) 9-7
2. Julia Paulson/Lucy Schermerhorn (WOFW) def. ALVES, Patricia/GARDINER, Courtney (PCW) 8-4
3. deLOACH, Caroline/STANFORD, Kayla (PCW) def. Emily Przystawski/Mareli Sanchez (WOFW) 9-7