CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis team split its home-opening doubleheader on Saturday at the Templeton Tennis Courts, falling to Charlotte, 4-1, in the first match, before topping Savannah State, 7-0, in the latter match. PC improves to 3-2 on the season after the two matches.
In the early match, the 49ers took two of three in the doubles portion of the match to take a 1-0 lead. PC got the win at No. 3, as Celine Schepers and Beth Taylor teamed up for a 6-2 victory to improve to 3-1 on the season.
In singles, Charlotte won three of four matches to clinch the victory at 4-1 with the final two matches going unfinished. Nicole Croxton claimed a 6-2, 6-1 victory on court five to get PC on the board. Schepers won the first set on court, 6-3, with set two tied at 5-5 when the matched was called. Tracy Johnson was leading in set two on court two, 3-2, after dropping the opening set, 6-3, in the other match that went unfinished.
In the later match, PC won all seven matches that were played with two being decided by default as Savannah State played with just five players. The Blue Hose earned the doubles point with wins on courts one and two. Johnson and Croxton combined to take a 6-1 win on court one and freshmen Katie Thompson and Mary Kathryn Dickson teamed up for a 6-1 win on court two.
In singles, PC won at the top five flights in its second sweep of the season. Schepers continued her strong play with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles. Johnson followed with a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 2, while Taylor took a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 3. Thompson went on to take court four, 6-0, 6-0, with Dickson winning on court five, 6-0, 6-0.
The Blue Hose are back in action on Tuesday with its third straight home match, hosting USC Upstate at 2 p.m. at the Templeton Tennis Courts.