College Sports

Men's tennis falls to Troy

The Winthrop men's tennis team fell to Troy on Saturday at the Winthrop Memorial Courts, 4-3.

The loss drops the Eagles to 3-5 on the year, while he Trojans improved to 3-4 on the year.

Troy took an early 1-0 lead on the Eagles as it clinched the doubles point by winning two of the three matches. Vinicius Bortolatto and Rodrigo Santos won the lone doubles match for Winthrop as they defeated Benjamin Chomette and Mario Silva 8-0.

Arthur Takahashi and Marcin Majchrzak played a close match at No. 3 doubles, but fell to Guilherme Sahadhi and Dai Edwards-Evans 8-6.

Santos, playing No. 1 singles, won his second straight match by defeating Chomette 6-1, 6-4. Playing at No. 2 singles, Bortolatto also won his second straight match as he defeated Silva 6-1, 6-4. Pardo, playing No. 5 singles, won his second match of the season as he defeated Andrey Morozov 3-6, 6-4, 10-8.

Portugal played a close No. 3 singles match by taking his opponent, Sahadhi, to a third set, but would fall 6-4, 2-6, 4-6.

The Eagles will be back in action today as they host USC Upstate at 1 p.m. at the Winthrop Memorial Courts.

• WOMEN'S TENNIS -- The Winthrop women's tennis team fell to Troy 5-2.

The Lady Eagles' record drops to 2-8 overall, while Troy improved to 3-6 on the year.

Troy clinched the doubles point against Winthrop by winning two of the three matches to take an early 1-0 lead. In No. 3 doubles, Larisa Bekmetova and Lisa Wilkinson won the only doubles match for the Lady Eagles as they defeated Stephanie Viera and Caroline Jouanin 8-5.

Elizaveta Zaytseva and Patricia Coimbra made a late rally in their No. 1 doubles match, but fell to Annabelle Bares and Rawia Elsisi 8-6.

After falling in the first set, Bekmetova rallied to win the next two sets to defeat Jouanin 5-7, 7-6, 10-7 in the No. 5 singles match. Sara Abutovic, playing in the No. 3 singles match, defeated Mirte De Bakker 6-2, 6-2.

Coimbra, playing No. 2 singles, played a close match against Bares, but fell 5-7, 6-4, 5-10.

The Lady Eagles will be back in action today as they host USC Upstate at 1 p.m.

• SOFTBALL -- In Columbus, Ga., it was a tough day for the Eagle softball team as it fell to 17th-ranked DePaul 4-0 and 12th-ranked Michigan 4-1 at the NFCA Leadoff Classic.

Against the Wolverines (15-2), Winthrop gave up two runs in each of the first two innings. Starter Cari Wooldridge (4-4) settled down after that, as she tossed a complete game, allowing four runs on seven hits with five walks and three strikeouts.

The Eagles had plenty of chances to score in the loss to DePaul as they managed four hits and stranded 11 runners.

Winthrop wraps play at the NFCA Leadoff Classic today with one game against Tennessee Tech at 1:30 p.m. There is only pool play or no championship round.

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