March 9, 2013
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -
Four matches needed tiebreaks to push the Wofford Terriers (4-4, 1-1 SoCon) over Western Carolina (1-6, 0-4 SoCon) Saturday afternoon at the Reeves Tennis Center in Spartanburg, S.C.
The pace of the match was set early in the match as Wofford needed a tiebreak to take the No. 1 doubles match. With the match even at seven, Wofford's Evans and Lindqvist pushed two points to give the Terriers the match over Nielly and Bettiol.
In the No. 2 match, Stacia Kissell and Karen Jiménez won 8-5 over Paulson and Schermerhorn with Wofford taking the No. 3 match by a score of 8-3 to give the Terriers the doubles point that would end up being the difference in the match as the two teams finished with three singles victories apiece.
In the No. 1 singles match, freshman Stacia Kissell cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Sarah Evans. The win is the third of the senior for the rookie from Pennsylvania. In the No. 2 match, Karen Jiménez picked up her team-leading fourth win as the senior tallied a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win over Audrey Coventry.
Wofford took points at No. 3 and No. 4 with 6-0, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-4 wins over Sara Ruiz Pajares and Nicole Nielly.
The No. 5 and No. 6 matches were closely contended as both went into three sets. Western Carolina's Shannon Bettiol won at No. 5 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 while Erin Maguire was defeated by Lucy Schermerhorn, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Western Carolina returns to the courts tomorrow with its eighth straight road match with a trip to Durham, N.C., as the Catamounts take on North Carolina Central at noon.