Spartans Battle North Florida Saturday in A-Sun Play

Spartans Battle North Florida Saturday in A-Sun Play

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team returns to the courts Saturday afternoon, welcoming the University of North Florida to town for a 2 p.m. matchup at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex.

After a full week off between matches, the Spartans (8-4, 0-1 A-Sun) will take on the Ospreys (9-3, 2-0 A-Sun) Saturday afternoon as Upstate looks for its first conference win of the year.

Story Lines

  • The Spartans have won four of their last five matches, but are coming off a 6-1 defeat to ETSU to open A-Sun action. Upstate surrendered the doubles point for just the second time this season and first time in the last 11 matches and went on to suffer the loss.
  • Upstate has dominated the A-Sun weekly awards in 2013, capturing three of the seven weekly honors and doing so in consecutive weeks. Isabel von Stryk's weekly award on Feb. 20 was sandwiched between Constanze Kuerten picking up the honor on Feb. 13 and Feb. 27.
  • The doubles tandem of Allison Beeler and Kuerten have proved to be a perfect match this season, posting a 7-0 record with a 6-0 mark at No. 3 doubles and 1-0 record at the No. 2 spot. The Spartans boast an overall doubles record of 23-8 this season.
  • North Florida enters Saturday's conference match having won five consecutive results, including an upset of No. 61 College of Charleston. The Ospreys have dominated A-Sun play as well, blanking Kennesaw State and Mercer to open the conference slate.

Last Time Out: The USC Upstate women's tennis team dropped the doubles point and captured just one singles match in falling 6-1 to ETSU Saturday afternoon at the Upstate Tennis Complex in the A-Sun opener for both squads.

Next Time Out: Following a Saturday matchup with UNF, Upstate will hit the road and travel to the Sunshine State for a March 28 showdown with FGCU, before taking on Stetson on March 30.

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