WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winter weather had its impact on the USC Upstate women's tennis team Saturday afternoon, forcing the Spartans to take their match with Elon to the indoor facility on the campus of Wake Forest where the Phoenix picked up a 5-2 victory in non-conference action.
Upstate's bid for a third straight win came up short Saturday, dropping to 4-3 on the year, while the Phoenix continue to roll, winning their sixth straight match and improving to 6-1 on the season.
The Spartans are quickly becoming a dominate doubles team as they earned the doubles point for the sixth straight match, using victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots to claim the point.
Isabel von Stryk and Talia Rojas led the way for Upstate, knocking off Viviana Stavreva and Taylor Casey 8-5 at No. 2, while Constanze Kuerten and Allison Beeler teamed up to win a 9-7 thriller over Bryn Khoury and Maria Camara Ruiz at No. 3 and secure the opening point of the day.
The Spartans would not get much help in singles action however, as von Stryk provided the only spark with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at the top spot. Upstate dropped the remaining five singles matches, giving Elon its sixth straight victory.
The Spartans return to action next Saturday, welcoming Coastal Carolina and Converse to town for a doubleheader at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex. First serve against the Chanticleers is set for 10 a.m., followed by a 2 p.m. start with the Valkyries.
Elon 5, USC Upstate 2
Feb 16, 2013 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center)
|1. Isabel von Stryk (UPSTW) def. Jordan Johnston (ELON) 6-1, 6-3|
|2. Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) 6-1, 6-0|
|3. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) def. Constanze Kuerten (UPSTW) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Bryn Khoury (ELON) def. Talia Rojas (UPSTW) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Barbora Lazarova (ELON) def. Allison Beeler (UPSTW) 6-0, 6-0|
|6. Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) def. Julie Bell (UPSTW) 6-2, 6-4|
|1. Jordan Johnston/Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Julie Bell/Taylor Cohen (UPSTW) 8-3|
|2. Isabel von Stryk/Talia Rojas (UPSTW) def. Viviana Stavreva/Taylor Casey (ELON) 8-5|
|3. Constanze Kuerten/Allison Beeler (UPSTW) def. Bryn Khoury/Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) 9-7|
|USC Upstate 4-3|