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Women's Tennis Falls to East Carolina


CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis team dropped a non-conference match to East Carolina on Friday afternoon at Templeton Tennis Courts, 6-1.

PC moves to 6-8 on the year while East Carolina improves to 8-4.

Greer Ransom (Athens, Ga.) picked up wins at both singles and doubles with partner Haley Elliott (Greenville, S.C.). The sophomore knocked off Neena Wanko at the top flight, 6-4, 6-3 fo r PC’s lone singles win. Ransom teamed up with Elliott to best Melis Tanik and Yilian Zhang at No. 2 doubles via retirement.

The singles result marked Ransom’s second straight win.

Both other PC doubles pairs lost by 8-1 margins as East Carolina took an early lead.

In singles play, Patricia Alves (Campinas, Brazil) fell to Tanik at the second flight, 6-2, 6-3 while Courtney Gardiner (Powder Springs, Ga.) stumbled at No. 3 to Zhang, 6-2, 6-0.

Caroline deLoach (Columbia, S.C.) fell at No. 4 to Danielle Terpko, 6-4, 6-3, and Kayla Stanford (Canton, Ga.) lost to Nicole LaDuca at No. 5, 6-2, 6-3. In the day’s sixth flight match, Lucia Leahy (Charlotte, N.C.) suffered a setback against Abby Richmond, 6-2, 6-1.

The Blue Hose wrap up non-conference play on Monday, March 18 at 2:30 p.m. when PC hosts Albany.

Singles competition
1. RANSOM, Greer (PCW) def. Neena Wanko (ECU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Melis Tanik (ECU) def. ALVES, Patricia (PCW) 6-2, 6-3
3. Yilian Zhang (ECU) def. GARDINER, Courtney (PCW) 6-2, 6-0
4. Danielle Terpko (ECU) def. deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) 6-4, 6-3
5. Nicole LaDuca (ECU) def. STANFORD, Kayla (PCW) 6-2, 6-3
6. Abby Richmond (ECU) def. LEAHY, Lucia (PCW) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Neena Wanko/Nicole LaDuca (ECU) def. ALVES, Patricia/GARDINER, Courtney (PCW) 8-1
2. RANSOM, Greer/ELLIOTT, Haley (PCW) def. Melis Tanik/Yilian Zhang (ECU) 4-4, retired
3. Dana Gray/Danielle Terpko (ECU) def. deLOACH, Caroline/STANFORD, Kayla (PCW) 8-1

CLINTON, S.C. Women's basketball's Janie Miles (Clemson, S.C.) and men's basketball's William Truss (Vestavia Hills, Ala.) were named Presbyterian College's Female and Male Athletes of the Week for their accomplishments on the court for the week ending December 9.