SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Western Carolina women’s tennis closed out the fall portion of its schedule at the Wofford Invitational held on the Terrier's campus Nov. 8-10. 

After a rough Friday in the opening round of the tournament, the Catamounts bounced back on Saturday. Rookie Emily Elliott and senior Jordan Strickland picked up a win in Gold Doubles 6-3 over the Presbyterian doubles tandem. Strickland and Elliott also earned wins in singles. Elliott defeated Ella Rowley from Presbyterian while Strickland won in Gold Singles over Dzeubou from Radford 6-4, 7-5.

Also, in Saturday action sophomore, Jacy Smith won against Elin Hellberg from USC Upstate 6-2, 6-2 in Wofford West. In doubles action, Jordyn King and Smith defeated Hellberg/Jardim from USC Upstate 6-4.

To close out the tournament on Sunday Smith defeated Shelby King of Appalachian State 6-3, 6-2 and Deehr defeated Katie Thompson of Radford 6-4, 6-7 (4), 10-6.

Western Carolina will open the spring portion of its 2020 scheduled Jan. 25 at Belmont. 



Singles East Qualifying

Anastasia Belyeva (Radford) defeated Jacy Smith 5-7, 6-1, 10-5

Juliette Van Hansewyck (Marshall) defeated Carli Deehr 6-3, 6-1

Manon Del Sol (Gardner-Webb) defeated Emily Elliott 6-1, 7-6 (3)

Berta Masdevall Masip (Appalachian St.) defeated Jordyn King 6-3, 7-6 (3)

Anna Smith (Marshall) defeated Jordan Strickland 6-1, 7-5


Doubles East Qualifying

Belyae/Dzeubou (Radford) defeated Elliott/Strickland 6-3


Black Doubles East Qualifying

Douglas/Love (UNC Asheville) defeated King/Smith 6-3



Black West Singles

Malin Falk (Radford) defeated King by default


Gold Doubles

Dickson/Morkel defeated Elliott/Strickland 6-1

Elliott/Strickland defeated Jamal/Taylor (Presbyterian) 6-3


Gold Singles

Strickland defeated Dzeubou (Radford) 6-4, 7-5


College West

Elliott defeated Ella Rowley (Presbyterian)


Black Doubles

Masdevall Masip/Pramethong (Appalachian St.) defeated King/Smith 6-2


Wofford West

Smith defeated Elin Hellberg (USC Upstate) 6-2, 6-2


Black Doubles

King/Smith defeated Hellberg/Jardim (USC Upstate) 6-4


White West

Katie Thompson (Radford) defeated Deehr 6-4, 6-7 (4), 10-6




College West

Rosie Dickson (UNC Asheville) defeated Elliott 6-4, 6-1


White South

Deehr defeated Brianna Taranto 7-5, 6-2


Wofford West

Smith defeated Shelby King (Appalachian State) 6-3, 6-2