CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Southern women’s tennis team earned its first national ranking in the Mike Baker era, and the Buccaneers lived up to the billing as they defeated University of Massachusetts 5-2 Tuesday afternoon at CSU Tennis Complex.
The Campbell/ITA Division I Women’s Tennis Poll announced today that CSU (8-0, 3-0 Big South Conference) had moved into the weekly rankings at No. 65. UMass (4-5) dropped its fourth-straight match.
The Buccaneers made quick work of the Minutewomen in all three doubles matches to earn the first point of the day. The CSU teams of Andrea Schutte/Angie Torres and Olga Makhova/Marija Dzakovic both won their matches 8-4. They defeated the teams of Candynce Boney/Maude Lecluyse and Julie Comas/Magdalena Ploch. Susita Das and Brooke Pletcher took down Tanisha Hodgson and Jocelyn Providence 8-2.
Makhova, Schutte, Dzakovic and Torres all earned points in their singles matches. Makhova and Schutte moved to 8-0 in singles play on the year after Ploch retired in the first set against Makhova and Schutte handled Comas 6-2, 6-4.
Pletcher dropped a tough match against Boney 3-6, 6-3, 10-7, and Das fell to Providence 6-3, 6-4.
Charleston Southern returns to action at 1:30 p.m. March 18 against UNC-Wilmington. The match will be played at CSU Tennis Complex.
Tennis Match Results
UMass vs Charleston Southern
Mar 16, 2010 at Charleston, S.C.
#65 Charleston Southern 5, UMass 2
1. MAKHOVA, Olga (CSU) def. Magdalena Ploch (UMASS) 5-0, retired
2. SCHUTTE, Andrea (CSU) def. Julie Comas (UMASS) 6-2, 6-4
3. Candynce Boney (UMASS) def. PLETCHER, Brooke (CSU) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7
4. DZAKOVIC, Marija (CSU) def. Maude Lecluyse (UMASS) 6-7 (3-7), 6-0, 10-4
5. TORRES, Angie (CSU) def. Kaitlyn Carpenter (UMASS) 6-2, 6-2
6. Jocelyn Providence (UMASS) def. DAS, Susita (CSU) 6-3, 6-4
1. SCHUTTE, Andrea/TORRES, Angie (CSU) def. Candynce Boney/Maude Lecluyse (UMASS) 8-4
2. MAKHOVA, Olga/DZAKOVIC, Marija (CSU) def. Julie Comas/Magdalena Ploch (UMASS) 8-4
3. DAS, Susita/PLETCHER, Brooke (CSU) def. Tanisha Hodgson/Jocelyn Providence (UMASS) 8-2
Charleston Southern 8-0, 3-0 BSC; National ranking #65