No. 9 Lady Cougars Sweeps USC Aiken 9-0
Aiken, SC – No. 9 Columbus State University women's tennis team took advantage of their week long break as they easily defeated USC Aiken 9-0 Friday afternoon at the USC Aiken Tennis Center in Aiken, South Carolina. With the victory, the Lady Cougars improve to 10-2 and 7-1 inside the Peach Belt Conference while the Lady Pacers drop to 7-9 and 1-7 in conference action.
Loriane Favoretto and Madeline Johnson kicked off doubles action as they recorded the first CSU victory taking down Stephanie Humphrey and Margot Simon with a close 8-6 victory. Tracy Castillo returned to the court with her partner Olivera Jokic and defeated the USCA tandem of Franziska Regel and Andrea Cediel 8-2. Andrea Redrado and Renata Paiva easily completed the CSU sweep in doubles action as they took down Melanie Schnieder and Caitlyn Lawrence 8-0.
In singles action, No. 17 Tracy Castillo lost only two games in two sets as she went on to defeat Humphrey 6-1., 6-1. Loriane Favoretto clinched the Columbus State victory as she took down Simon 6-2, 6-2. Madeline Johnson lost four games in the second set but she still cruised to victory over Andrea Cediel 6-1, 6-4. Olivera Jokic continued CSU's winning ways as she defeated Regel 6-2, 6-2. Andrea Redrado and Malin Colin won the final two matches for the Lady Cougars by the scores of 6-0, 6-3 and 6-4, 6-0 respectively.
The Lady Cougars will return home and host Augusta State on Wednesday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center on the campus of Columbus State University.
1. #17 Tracy Castillo (CSU) def. Stephanie Humphrey (USCA) 6-1, 6-1
2. Loriane Favoretto (CSU) def. Margot Simon (USCA) 6-2, 6-2
3. Madeline Johnson (CSU) def. Andrea Cediel (USCA) 6-1, 6-4
4. Olivera Jokic (CSU) def. Franziska Regel (USCA) 6-2, 6-2
5. Andrea Redrado (CSU) def. Melanie Schnieder (USCA) 6-0, 6-3
6. Malin Colin (CSU) def. Caitlyn Lawrence (USCA) 6-4, 6-0
1. Johnson and Favoretto (CSU) def. Humphrey and Simon (USCA) 8-6
2. Castillo and Jokic (CSU) def. Regel and Cediel (USCA) 8-2
3. Redrado and Paiva (CSU) def. Schnieder and Lawrence (USCA) 8-0