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Day One of CofC Halloween Challenge Completed

Rachael Morales

Nov. 1, 2013

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Marshall tennis completed day one of the College of Charleston Halloween Challenge on Friday at the CofC Tennis Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

“Thought we really did a good job competing up and down the line-up,” coach John Mercer said. “Everyone had tough matches and it is great to keep getting these good opportunities to improve.”

In singles action senior Karli Timko (Houston, Pa.) defeated Kathryn Hughes of Denver (6-1, 6-4). Sophomore Dana Oppinger (Weingarten, Germany) lost to No. 3 Lauren Herring of Georgia (6-2, 6-0) while junior Kai Broomfield (Toronto) dropped a (6-2, 2-6, 6-4) decision to Rachel James-Baker of North Carolina State. Freshman Rachael Morales (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) defeated Charlotte Derbyshire of Denver (6-3, 4-6, 6-2) while fellow freshman Anne Gulsrud (Stavernger, Norway) knocked off Taylor Zaytoun of NC State (6-3, 6-3).  

In Flight 1, the pair of Oppinger and Timko won an (8-4) decision to James-Baker and Sophie Nelson of NC State. In Flight 2, Broomfield and Morales dropped an (8-5) match to Kelly Kambourelis and Mara Argryiou of CofC. In Flight 4, the odd pair of Marshall’s Gulsrud and Denver’s Michelle Garpenlov lost an (8-2) decision of Christy Sipes and Taylor Zaytoun of NC State.

It’s also good to get to play some opponents out of our region and see how we compare to other teams around the country,” added Mercer. “Should be another great day tomorrow.” 

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