Spartans Alabama Bound to Battle Jacksonville and UAB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David Beall (@jdbeall21),
 dbeall@uscupstate.edu

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team will make its way to state of Alabama this weekend, taking on Jacksonville State and UAB in a pair of non-conference matchups.

The Spartans are slated to play Jacksonville State Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the JSU Tennis Courts and follow Saturday with UAB at 10 a.m. at George Ward Park.

Story Lines

  • After sweeping a pair of Saturday matches last week, USC Upstate has suddenly won four of their last five matches as they prep for the Atlantic Sun Conference slate set to start next weekend.
  • The Spartans continue to dominate opponents in doubles action with eight consecutive doubles points, six of which have turned into wins for Upstate. In two matches last weekend, the Spartans went a perfect 6-0 in doubles play, including not dropping a single game against Converse.
  • Jacksonville State enters Friday's matchup at 4-5 on the year, but the Gamecocks have won three of their last four matches. JSU is 1-0 this season against A-Sun squads, knocking off Mercer 5-2 on the road. In their last outing, Jacksonville State was blanked 7-0 by Chattanooga.
  • UAB opened the season winning six of its first seven matches, but the Blazers have since dropped two of their last three to sit at 7-3 on the year. UAB easily handled Jacksonville State 4-0 on Feb. 8 and has A-Sun victories over Kennesaw State (5-2) and Mercer (7-0).

Last Time Out: The USC Upstate women's tennis team picked up both ends of a doubleheader Saturday at the Upstate Tennis Complex, blanking Converse College 7-0 and edging Coastal Carolina 4-3 in non-conference action.

Next Time Out: Following a pair of matches in the state of Alabama, Upstate will welcome Gardner-Webb to town for a mid-week non-conference matchup, before ETSU comes to town Saturday, March 16 for the first A-Sun match of the year.

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