Although Presbyterian College has dropped nine of its 11 women’s tennis matches to date, the Blue Hose are undefeated in the Big South Conference.
PC crushed Longwood, 7-0, on Saturday in Farmville, Va.
“It was a great effort from the team,”said coach Joel Roberts. “We came out ready to go in doubles and kept battling in singles. It was a really good team win, and it feels great to start conference play with a victory."
The Blue Hose won the doubles point with victories at Nos. 1 and 3. The Lancers’ only taste of success was a 6-3 victory by Emma Nurgazieva and Zoe Barton over PC’s Samantha Calais and Alexa Wilson at No. 2.
Only twice did a Lancer player take a match to three sets. Zeba Jamal defeated Nurgazieva 3-6, 6-1 (10-8) at No. 1 singles. The 6-4, 6-2 victory of Jessica Leeman at No. 3 officially sealed the outcome.
It was the first Big South Conference victory for Roberts.
Presbyterian heads back on the road on Wednesday afternoon for a 2 p.m.match at Gardner-Webb.
College of Charleston (4-1) defeated the PC men 5-2 in Clinton. Alberto Conde led the Blue Hose by winning both his singles and doubles matches.
Daniel Stenger defeated the Cougars’ Noah Borges 7-5, 6-4 at No. 2, and Conde downed Karl Mosterd 5-7, 6-4 (10-8) at No. 4.
Presbyterian (2-1) is back in action on Sunday at 1 p.m. against The Citadel at Templeton Tennis Courts.
The women's wrestling team had three earnAll-America status at the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championship on Saturday in an event hosted at Tiffin (Ohio) University.
Jaslynn Gallegos, Cassandra Lopez and Samanta Miller earned the honors in their respective weight classes.
Gardner-Webb (2-2, 2-1 Big South) edged the women’s soccer team 1-0 in Boiling Springs, N.C., with Jada Newton scoring the match’s lone goal in the 15th minute.
Gardner-Webb outshot the Blue Hose, 7-6, as both teams had three shots on goal.
PC(1-1, 1-1) produced one more corner kick, 6-5 overall in the match. Mackenzie Azuero had a pair of saves, and Morgan Hutchison led the Blue Hose with three shots.
The Blue Hose are next in action on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. when they travel to Spartanburg for a matchup with USC Upstate.