Spartans Prepare for Presbyterian, UNC Greensboro

February 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

The USC Upstate women’s tennis team takes part in a pair of matches this week as the Spartans face Presbyterian Thursday at 2 p.m. and UNC Greensboro Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Spartans close a four-match road trip against the Blue Hose from the Templeton Tennis Courts before hosting UNC Greensboro in the home opener from the USC Upstate Tennis Complex.

Upstate senior Isabel von Stryk opens the week leading the Spartans with a 1-2 record in singles play after earning a victory at No. 1 over Coastal Carolina’s Libby Scott. Von Stryk and sophomore Anna Zoske own a team-best 1-1 record in doubles action.

Presbyterian has raced to a 4-1 overall record after starting the season with three consecutive wins. The Blue Hose saw their winning streak snapped by Charlotte, but Presbyterian responded in its latest match with a 6-1 victory over Limestone.

“We have always had good matches when we have faced Presbyterian in the past,” USC Upstate head coach Oliver Trittenwein said. “Usually the scrappiest team with the greatest will to win generally comes out on top. This should be a good test for our women as we look to build confidence for the future.”

UNC Greensboro opened its season with a 4-3 victory over Coastal Carolina before falling 6-1 at No. 60 Wake Forest. UNCG will travel to East Carolina Thursday before taking on the Spartans on Saturday.