COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 13) — The 13th-ranked South Carolina womens tennis team handed 48th-ranked Georgia Tech its first loss of the season Sunday as the Gamecocks downed the Yellow Jackets, 6-2, at the Indoor Tennis Center on the USC campus.
South Carolina (5-0) swept all three doubles matches and won four the six singles contests from the Yellow Jackets (2-1). Junior Leigh Eichelberger’s win at No. 3 singles clinched the win for the Gamecocks. Eichelberger downed Tech’s Mysti Morris, 6-4, 6-1.
Tech freshmen Jaime Wong and Charlotte Pernet won for the Jackets in singles play. Wong downed Tamara Sutton, the nation’s 99th-ranked collegiate singles player, in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, at the No. 4 position, and Pernet topped Kathy Boyanovich, 6-2, 2-6, and 10-5 in a super tiebreaker.
SEED USC vs. GEORGIA TECH WINNER SCORE
1. #25 Katarina Markovski vs. Sabrina Pardo USC 6-2,6-2
2. #48 Jennifer Radman vs. Bobbi Guthrie USC 6-4,6-1
3. Leigh Eichelberger vs. Mysti Morris USC 6-4,6-1
4. #99 Tamara Sutton vs. Jaime Wong GT 6-1,6-0
5. Lynn-Yin Tan vs. Laura Ozolins USC 6-1,6-3
6. Kathy Boyanovich vs. Charlotte Pernet GT 6-2,2-6,1-0(10-5)
1. #14 Markovski/Radman vs. Guthrie/Pardo USC 9-7
2. #42 Eichelberger/Tan vs. Morris/Wong USC 8-2
3. Boyanovich/Sutton vs. Ozolins/Pernet USC 8-2