CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s tennis team won for the fourth time in its last five matches, including its second straight Big South win, with a 4-3 victory over Radford on Friday afternoon at the Templeton Tennis Courts. PC pushes its record to 9-8 overall and 3-4 in Big South play, while the Highlanders fall to 9-10 overall and 3-4 in the Big South.
PC opened the match by clinching the doubles point for the fourth time in five matches. Brittany Nuttall and Beth Taylor opened match with a 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles. Radford evened it up with a win on court two. Demi Henschel and Samantha Calais battled their way to a hard fought win at No. 1, 7-6 (11-9), to give PC the doubles point and a 1-0 lead.
The two would split the singles matches. Caroline Ferrari opened the action with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5, her second straight victory, to put PC up 2-0. Radford took the matches on courts two and three to even it at 2-2 but Nuttall put together a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1 to make it a 3-2 PC advantage.
The Highlanders’ Tyler Blalock came away with a hard fought, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 win over PC’s Calais in the closest match of the day, evening the score at 3-3. Katie Thompson gave PC the victory with a win at No. 6, 6-2, 6-7 (1-7), 3-1, as RU’s Jeanie Acierto was forced to retire in the third set.
The three Big South victories for PC are a new program record, topping the previous high of two from last season, all under the direction of head coach Catherine Dunagan.
The Blue Hose wrap up conference play on Tuesday with a chance to add to its Big South total, as they host Gardner-Webb at 2 p.m. PC then wraps up the regular season on Sunday, April 15, hosting Newberry on Senior Day.