The Presbyterian College women's tennis team led off its match by winning the doubles point and carried that momentum into four singles wins and the 5-2 victory over UAB in action this afternoon at the Templeton Tennis Courts.

The Blue Hose improved to 3-6 overall while the Blazers fell to 3-5.

Number one and three doubles won by scores of 8-4 and 8-2, respectively, to open the match with a point for the Blue Hose.

Three singles matches went into three sets with PC taking all of them, starting with Paige Oelke, at the number one spot, who defeated Isabel Fernandez 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.  Cara Caruso earned the 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Paula Alvarez at number two, while Caroline DeLoach took Caroline Faught to three sets and won 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

PC's Greer Ransom won in two sets, defeating Rachel Daniell, 7-5, 6-2 at number three.

For UAB Mentanteau Moolman defeated Patricia Alves 7-5, 6-2, at number four and Rachel Cohen earned a 6-2, 6-4 win over Lindsay Krause 6-2, 6-4 at the number six spot.

PC now travels to Orlando, Fla., for a four-match trek. The Blue Hose take on Robert Morris at 11:30 a.m., Mar. 5, Saginaw Valley State at 11:30 a.m., and Upper Iowa State at 6 p.m. on Mar. 6.  PC rounds out the Florida trip with a 10 a.m. match Mar. 8, against South Dakota.

Presbyterian College 5, UAB 2
Mar 02, 2012 at Clinton, S.C. (Templeton Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. OELKE, Paige (PCW) def. Isabel Fernandez (UAB) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
2. CARUSO, Cara (PCW) def. Paula Alvarez (UAB) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. RANSOM, Greer (PCW) def. Rachel Daniell (UAB) 6-3, 6-1
4. Menanteau Moolman (UAB) def. ALVES, Patricia (PCW) 7-5, 6-2
5. deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) def. Caroline Faught (UAB) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
6. Rachel Cohen (UAB) def. KRAUSE, Lindsay (PCW) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. OELKE, Paige/ALVES, Patricia (PCW) def. Paula Alvarez/Isabel Fernandez (UAB) 8-4
2. Rachel Daniell/Menanteau Moolman (UAB) def. RANSOM, Greer/deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) 8-2
3. KRAUSE, Lindsay/CARUSO, Cara (PCW) def. Caroline Faught/Sarah Witkowski (UAB) 8-2