GC&SU 5 USC Upstate 3

May 6, 2005

SAVANNAH, GA - Georgia College & State University avenged two losses during the season to USC Upstate by defeating the Spartans 5-3 in the first round of the 2005 NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships Mid-Atlantic Sub-Regional Friday afternoon.

GC&SU took a 2-1 lead after doubles play, picking up wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 slots by 8-3 scores in each match. The Bobcats then won three of the five singles matches that were completed to take the team match. USC Upstate's Diana Martinez and Annika Meyerson won their doubles match at No. 2 by a score of 9-8. Martinez won easily at No. 3 singles, defeating her opponent 6-0, 6-2 to keep the Spartans in the match. Nina Lesnanska defeated her opponent 6-4, 7-5 at No. 6 singles, but GC&SU claimed wins at the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 spots to take the match.

USC Upstate ends its season with a 12-8 record and are currently ranked 13th in the country.

Singles
#1 - Anna Shchupak (GCSU) def. Marianna Melo (Upstate) 6-3, 6-4
#2 - Celine Martin (GCSU) def. Susanna Hernandez (Upstate) 6-3, 6-3
#3 - Diana Martinez (Upstate) def. Chenelle Kruger (GCSU) 6-0, 6-2
#4 - Anna Davidsson (GCSU) def. Annika Meyerson (Upstate) 6-3, 6-3
#5 - Paloma Castillo (Upstate) vs. Sofia Intriago (GCSU); DNF
#6 - Jessica McKnight (GCSU) def. Nina Lesnanska (Upstate) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles
#1 - Shchupak/Martin (GCSU) def. Melo/Hernandez (Upstate) 8-3
#2 - Martinez/Meyerson (Upstate) def. Kruger/Davidsson (GCSU) 9-8 (3)
#3 - Intriago/McKnight (GCSU) def. De Silva/Lesnanska (Upstate) 8-3

-- Courtesy South Carolina Upstate