MT. PLEASANT, SC March 20, 2013 – The College of Charleston women’s tennis team dropped a tightly-contested 4-3 match to undefeated Cornell this afternoon at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
With the loss, CofC’s record falls to 7-7 while Cornell remains perfect at 10-0.
The Cougars started off well in doubles when all three CofC duos won their matches to claim the point for the College.
Singles presented more of a challenge for CofC as only the Greensboro, N.C. tandem of senior Christin Newman and freshman Brooke McAmis managed wins.
Newman improved her singles record for the year to 9-5 when she knocked off Christine Ordway of the Big Red 6-2, 6-1 on Court 1.
In the last match of the day, McAmis thwarted the comeback attempt of Cornell’s Ryann Young 6-0, 6-7, 6-3 on Court 2.
“It was an impressive comeback for Cornell today after they lost the doubles point,” CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. “I was very impressed with how Brooke (McAmis) battled through the shin splints she’s been suffering to win a big third set and hopefully that will give us some momentum going into tomorrow’s match. I was also really pleased with our doubles play today but there are still a few areas where we need to compete harder in order to get to where we want to be.”
The Cougars will be back in action tomorrow, March 19 at 2 p.m. versus Albany at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point.
CORNELL 4, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 3
March 19, 2013
CofC Tennis Center
at Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
No. 1 – Christin Newman (CofC) def. Christine Ordawy (Cornell), 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2 – Brooke McAmis (CofC) def. Ryann Young (Cornell), 6-0, 6-7, 6-3.
No. 3 – Dena Tanenbaum (Cornell) def. Samantha Maddox (CofC), 6-2, 6-2.
No. 4 – Laila Judeh (Cornell) def. Katherine Schofield (CofC), 6-4, 6-1.
No. 5 – Lauren Frazier (Cornell) def. Olivia MCmillan (CofC), 7-6, 7-5.
No. 6 – Christy Kung (Cornell) def. Irene Viana (CofC), 6-0, 6-2.
No. 1 – Irene Viana-Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. Christine Ordway-Ryann Young (Cornell), 8-4.
No. 2 – Jenny Falcone-Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Christy Kung-Lauren Frazier (Cornell), 8-7, 7-4.
No. 3 – Christin Newman-Brooke McAmis (CofC) def. Dena Tanenbaum-Laila Judeh (Cornell), 8-3.
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 6, 3, 2, 1, 5*, 3