Marshall Set for College of Charleston Halloween Challenge|
Oct. 31, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall tennis will look to finish off the fall season with a bang at the College of Charleston Halloween Challenge (S.C.), Nov. 1-3.
The three-day tournament will be held at College of Charleston Tennis Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and will feature Georgia, North Carolina State, Denver, College of Charleston (host) and Marshall. Georgia brings four student-athletes ranked in the top 125: Lauren Herring (#3), Maho Kawase (#41), Silvia Garcia (#60) and Kate Fuller (#101).
The competing student-athletes will be broken down into seven flights with four players in each flight. Flight champions will be determined via a round-robin format, and in the event of a tie, determinations will be made in the following order: head to head, least amount of sets lost and then least amount of matches lost.
Given that the tournament overlaps with Halloween, a costume party will be held Thursday night at Old Town Grill and Seafood on King Street, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
On Friday, sophomore Dana Oppinger (Weingarten, Germany) will team up with senior Karli Timko (Houston, Pa.) to square off against Rachel James-Baker and Sophie Nelson of NC State. Junior Kai Broomfield (Toronto) is pairing up with freshman Rachael Morales (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) to challenge Kelly Kambourelis and Mara Argyious of CofC. Because only five players are competing for Marshall, freshman Anne Gulsrud (Stavenger, Norway) will pair with Michelle Garpenloz of Denver to face NC State’s Christy Sipes and Taylor Zaytoun.
In singles action, Oppinger will take on the No. 3 singles player in the country, Herring of Georgia, while Broomfield challenges James-Baker of NC State. Timko will face Kathryn Hughes of Denver, while Morales takes on Charlotte Derbyshire of Denver. Gulsrud will round out the action, Friday, by facing Zaytoun of NC State.
For the full bracket of this weekend’s action click here or the link at the top of the page.