Boiling Springs, N.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis team was defeated in a marathon match, that lasted 3 hours and 48 minutes, by Gardner-Webb on Wednesday afternoon, 4-3. The Blue Hose are now 7-2 in conference and have secured the second seed in the Big South Tournament.


PC began the match by grabbing the doubles point with wins on courts one and three. Sydney Patton and Tracy Johnson remained undefeated in conference play, as did Beth Taylor and Katie Thompson. Patton and Johnson earned a 6-1 victory and Taylor and Thompson needed an extra game to earn a 7-5 triumph and secure the 1-0 lead for the Blue Hose.


Johnson picked up her second win of the afternoon on court two in singles action. She earned a straight-set victory over her opponent in her final regular season match at PC. Jessica Leeman also earned a win in straight sets on court five to bring PC to three points for the match.


Taylor’s match was the last to finish. She grabbed a 6-4 win in the first set and was up 3-2 in the second before her opponent took five of the final seven games. Taylor dropped the first three games of the third set before retiring.


Full results of the match can be found below:


Singles competition

1. RISTIC, Miljana (GWU-W) def. PATTON, Sydney (PC) 6-2, 6-4

2. JOHNSON, Tracy (PC) def. NAUPARI, Daniela (GWU-W) 6-3, 7-5

3. LIMAUGE, Valentine (GWU-W) def. CALAIS, Samantha (PC) 6-4, 6-1

4. SAGUCHI, Mayumi (GWU-W) def. TAYLOR, Beth (PC) 4-6, 7-5, 3-0, retired

5. LEEMAN, Jessica (PC) def. VESELY, Adrienne (GWU-W) 6-3, 7-5

6. DELSOL, Manon (GWU-W) def. THOMPSON, Katie (PC) 6-2, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. PATTON, Sydney/JOHNSON, Tracy (PC) def. RISTIC, Miljana/NAUPARI, Daniela (GWU-W) 6-1

2. LIMAUGE, Valentine/DELSOL, Manon (GWU-W) def. CALAIS, Samantha/LEEMAN, Jessica (PC) 7-5

3. TAYLOR, Beth/THOMPSON, Katie (PC) def. VESELY, Adrienne/PANIC, Milica (GWU-W) 7-5


The Blue Hose will return to action next week in the Big South Tournament. The tournament begins on Tuesday, April 16.