CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis will travel to future Big South foe USC Upstate on Friday for a 2 p.m. in Spartanburg, before returning to Clinton to host Lee on Saturday at noon at Clinton Middle School.
The Blue Hose opened the 2018 season last weekend, recording a 7-0 victory over NC Central at home and falling to Charlotte on the road. Beth Taylor led PC on the opening weekend, going 2-0 in singles action at No. 4. The sophomore has now won five of her last seven singles match dating to last season.
PC enters Friday’s match against the Spartans having won three straight against its upstate foe, including a 4-3 victory in Clinton a year ago. In the 2017 match, the Spartans took the doubles point but PC answered with four wins in singles. Taylor recorded a 6-4, 7-5 victory at No. 3, while fellow returners Brittany Nuttall and Katie Thompson recorded straight set wins on courts five and six, respectively.
Freshman Samanthan Calais recorded her first collegiate singles victory on Saturday against NC Central. The native of Irmo, S.C. managed a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 3 to get her collegiate debut started with a win, as PC swept all six singles on the day.
PC featured a pair of new doubles pairs on the opening weekend of action. Caroline Ferrari and Tracy Johnson teamed up to go 1-1 at No. 1 in their first dual-match action together, while Calais and Demi Henschel went 0-1 at No. 2 with one going unfinished. Nuttall and Taylor were paired together again at No. 3 after playing together in nine matches a year ago.
Updates from the matches can be found on the team’s Twitter account, @Hose_Tennis.