Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate women's tennis team was edged by Western Carolina 4-3 in a non-conference match on Thursday at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex.
Western Carolina improves to 11-4 while Upstate drops to 1-13.
"The girls played a tough match and could not close the door to get the second win of the season against Western Carolina," head coach Oliver Trittenwein said. "I want to congratulate Filippa, Taylor and Morgan on their singles wins."
Western Carolina clinched the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
The teams would split the singles matches as Western Carolina claimed wins at the No. 3, No. 1 and No. 4 courts. Morgan Dodd was a 6-2, 6-4 winner over Lauren McCall at No. 6 singles while Taylor Dodd earned a hard-fought 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles over Elizabeth Ansari. Filippa Ericson was also a three-set winner, defeating Savannah Taranto 6-7, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.
Upstate remains at home on Saturday, hosting UNCG at 2 p.m.
1. Jordan Strickland (WCU) def. Carol Sigaki (UPST) 7-5, 6-4
2. Filippa Ericson (UPST) def. Savannah Taranto (WCU) 6-7, 6-2, 7-5
3. Alexa Webb (WCU) def. Vale Zarama (UPST) 6-0, 6-1
4. Madison Riley (WCU) def. Eduarda Ferreira (UPST) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6
5. Taylor Dodd (UPST) def. Elizabeth Ansari (WCU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Morgan Dodd (UPST) def. Lauren McCall (WCU) 6-2, 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,6,1,5,4,2)