Women’s Tennis Claims Three Titles at WNC Mountain Challenge

September 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

Cullowhee, N.C. – The USC Upstate women’s tennis team claimed three titles at the WNC Mountain Challenge hosted by Western Carolina this weekend. The tournament was divided into eight singles flights and four doubles flights with student-athletes from Upstate, Western Carolina, UNC Asheville and Kennesaw State competing in a round-robin tournament.

 

Carol Sigaki was the winner of the Purple 4 singles flight and teamed up with Vale Zarama to claim the Gold 2 doubles flight. Sigaki defeated Aspen Jarrett of Kennesaw State and Elizabeth Ansari of Western Carolina to go 2-1 in her flight.

 

Taylor Dodd won the Purple 6 singles flight in her first action as a Spartan. Dodd defeated Jessica Cantrell of Kennesaw State, UNC Asheville’s Madeline Finley and Western Carolina’s Montse Mesalles for a 3-0 record.

The Spartans return to the courts on Friday at the USC Upstate Fall Classic.

Saturday Results

Gold 1: Taranto/Webb (WCU) def. Ericson/Ferreira (UPST) 6-2

Gold 2: Zarama/Sigaki (UPST) def. McCall/Strickland (WCU) 6-2

Gold 3: Messalles/Hurt (WCU) def. T. Dodd/Parker (UPST) 6-4

Gold 4: Ansari/Riley (WCU) def. M. Dodd/Nemeth 6-1

Purple 1: Ericson (UPST) def. Perez-Martin (KSU) 6-3, 6-2

Purple 2: Zarama (UPST) def. Craig (KSU) 3-6, 6-1, (10-5)

Purple 3: Hopton (KSU) def. Ferreira (UPST) 2-6, 6-2, (10-4)

Purple 4: Sigaki (UPST) def. Jarrett (KSU) 5-7, 6-3 (10-6)

Purple 5: Mercado (KSU) def. M. Dodd (UPST) 6-3, 7-5

Purple 6: T. Dodd (UPST) def. Cantrell (KSU) 6-2, 6-0

Purple 7: Parker (UPST) def. Hurt (WCU) 2-6, 7-6 (4), (10-6)

Purple 8: Tijani (KSU) def. Nemeth (UPST) 6-3, 6-1

Sunday Results

Gold 1: Ericson/Ferreira (UPST) def. Craig/Hopton (KSU) 6-4

Gold 2: Perez Martin (KSU) def. Zarama/Sigaki (UPST) 7-6 (5)

Gold 3: Mercado/Tijani (KSU) def. T. Dodd/Parker (UPST) 6-2

Gold 4: Baker/Cantrell (KSU) def. M. Dodd/Nemeth (UPST) 6-1

Purple 1: Francisco (UNCA) def. Ericson (UPST) 6-2, 3-0 Retired

Ericson (UPST) def. Webb (WCU) 6-4, 4-6, (11-9)

Purple 2: Shipley (UNCA) def. Zarama (UPST) 6-3, 4-6, (10-4)

Taranto (WCU) def. Zarama (UPST) 7-5, 7-6 (4)

Purple 3: Louw (UNCA) def. Ferreira (UPST) 6-2, 6-2

McCall (WCU) def. Ferreira (UPST) 6-7 (7), 6-1, (10-4)

Purple 4: Watson-Steele (UNCA) def. Sigaki (UPST) 6-3, 7-5

Sigaki (WCU) def. Ansari (WCU) 5-7, 7-5, (10-7)

Purple 5: M. Dodd (UPST) def. Hall (UNCA) Def (injury)

Strickland (WCU) def. M. Dodd (UPST) 6-1, 7-6 (0)

Purple 6: T. Dodd (UPST) def. Mesalles (WCU) 4-6, 6-2, (10-8)

Purple 7: Baker (KSU) def. Parker (UPST) 6-7 (0), 7-5, (10-6)

Tijani (KSU) def. Parker (UPST) 6-3, 6-3

Purple 8: Hurt (WCU) def. Nemeth (UPST) 6-1, 7-6 (0)

Riley (WCU) def. Nemeth (UPST) 6-0, 6-1
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