SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The two-time defending NCAA Division II national champion Armstrong State University women's tennis team opened up its Fall season on Friday, competing at the USC Upstate Fall Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C.
The Pirates went 6-2 in combined singles and doubles play on Friday. Play continues at the USC Upstate Fall Invitational with both singles and doubles action on Saturday.
In the Green Singles bracket, junior Lena Lutzeier collected a 6-1, 6-0 win over Mary Walker Mixon of Gardner-Webb. The White Singles bracket saw freshman Tatjana Stoll collect a 6-3, 6-1 win over Catherine White of Gardner-Webb.
Freshman Paula Roca Boixader won in a walkover in the Black Singles bracket over Rachelle Gazzola of Chattanooga. Sophomore Alice Patch dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Chattanooga's Caroline Hall in the Grey Singles bracket.
Doubles action saw the duo of Lutzeier and Roca pick up a 6-4 win over Hicks and Karas of Wofford, as well as a 6-2 win over Campbell's Nicoara and Cutura.
The duo of Stoll and Patch dropped their first doubles match, 7-6, to Ansari and Riley of Western Carolina in the Black Doubles bracket, but rebounded to defeat Fomies and Lehfeldt of Queens (NC), 6-3, in the consolation draw.