Tennis (W)

Women's Tennis Drops Tight Opener to Charleston

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SALISBURY, NC – The University of Charleston won two late three-set singles match to snatch a 5-4 win over host Catawba in women’s tennis action on Sunday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  It was the opener for the Catawba Indians.  Charleston entered ranked #49 in NCAA II and improved to 7-0.

Catawba led 2-1 after doubles when Maggie McKee (Mt. Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS) and freshman Nicole Boyle (Vienna, WV/Parkersburg Catholic HS) held on for an 8-6 win at #3 doubles.  Boyle would also rally to win the final two sets in her three-set singles win at the #4 position.

Charleston rallied in the last two singles.  Marcela Torres outlasted Kasia Zielinski (Erie, PA/Collegiate Academy) in a 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 win at the #1 flight and Llaisanna Carter picked up a 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 win over freshman Ally Prior (Raleigh, NC/Wakefield HS) at #6 singles.  Zielinski had teammed with fellow senior Vanessa Silva (Rio de Janiero, BRAZIL/Cambauba HS) to win at #1 double for Catawba.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CHARLESTON 5, CATAWBA 4
Singles
#1 Marcela Torres (CH) d. Kasia Zielinski 5-7, 7-5, 6-4
#2 Sarah Monsheimer (CH) d. Vanessa Silva 6-0, 6-3
#3 Laura Smith (CH) d. Maggie McKee 6-2, 6-4
#4 Nicole Boyle (C) d. Christina Samoilov 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
#5 Steffi Cook (C) d. Mallika Mali 6-1, 6-2
#6 Llaisanna Careter (CH) d. Ally Prior 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 

Doubles
#1 Zielinski/Silva (C) d. Torres/Mali 8-4
#2 Monsheimer/Smith (CH) d. Cook/Prior 8-3
#3 McKee/Boyle (C) d. Samoilov/Carter 8-6
RECORDS: Charleston 7-0; Catawba 0-1

VideoVIDEO: Boyle Discusses Tight Loss to UC

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