College Sports

Winthrop tops 49ers

CHARLOTTE -- The Winthrop women's tennis team traveled up I-77 to Charlotte (4-11) on Wednesday and defeated the 49ers 6-1 at the Phillips Tennis Complex.

At No. 1 doubles, Elizaveta Zaytseva and Patricia Coimbra downed Yudeshnee Pillay and Koren Fleming 8-7. Larisa Bekmetova and Lisa Wilkinson, playing No. 2, defeated Candace Cunningham and Kimber Redfern 8-3.

In singles, Winthrop (8-10) won five out of the six matches. In the No. 2 singles match, Coimbra defeated Fleming 6-0, 6-1. Sara Abutovic, playing No. 3, beat Cunningham 6-1, 6-2.

Wilkinson took on Redfern in the No. 4 singles match, and was victorious 7-5, 6-1. In the last match, Bekmetova won her No. 5 singles match against Gabi Vergara 7-5, 6-3.

Winthrop hosts Coastal Carolina at 1 p.m. Saturday.