Rachael Morales won both of her singles against James Madison and Old Dominion.
March 20, 2017
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall women’s tennis team continues its five-match road trip with matches against the College of Charleston Cougars Tuesday at 2 p.m. and the Clemson Tigers Thursday at 9 a.m. Both matches will be played at the CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point in Charleston, S.C.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Marshall is 10-6 following a pair of wins over James Madison and Old Dominion. The win over ODU was the first Conference USA win for the Herd this season. Marshall is led by Derya Turhan, who has a 12-3 singles record at the No. 1 spot. Stephanie Smith and Maddie Silver are 11-4 and 11-3 respectively with each splitting time between the Nos. 2 and 3 spots. The Herd has five players with at least nine singles wins this season (Turhan, Smith, Silver, Rachael Morales and Anna Pomyatinskaya. Turhan and Pomyatinskaya are the top doubles pair for the Herd with a 7-4 record at the No. 1 spot.
SCOUTING THE COUGARS
College of Charleston enters Tuesday’s match with a 10-4 record. The Cougars have won five consecutive matches and have a 9-3 record at home. CofC is led by Mara Argyriou, who is 10-4 playing primarily at the No. 3 spot. Liza Fieldsend is 9-5 at the No. 1 spot for the Cougars. Argyriou and Anastasia Palaska form the top doubles pair for the Cougars. The pair has a 6-2 record playing at the No. 2 spot. Fieldsend and Rachel McNeely are 6-5 playing the Nos. 1 and 2 spots.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Clemson enters Thursday’s match with a 6-8 record. The Tigers will play the College of Charleston following their match against the Herd. Clemson owns a 3-4 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference following a win over Pitt on Sunday. The Tigers have won three of their last four matches. Clemson is led by Constanza Gorches, who is 6-4 playing the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 spots. Sydney Riley is 6-6 at the Nos. 3 and 4 spots. Marie Leduc and Ayan Broomfield are the top doubles pairing for the Tigers with a 5-2 record at the No. 1 spot. Fernanda Navarro and Daniela Ruiz have won all four of their matches at the No. 3 spot.
THE LAST MEETING
Marshall 4, College of Charleston 3
Mar. 24, 2016
Marshall and Clemson have never played each other.
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The Herd wraps up its five-match road trip on Apr. 2 when it takes on Eastern Kentucky at 10 a.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader that includes senior night against West Virginia State at 7 p.m.