SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Campbell picked up victories in the top three singles spots and earned the doubles point en route to a 4-3 victory over USC Upstate Friday afternoon. The Camels stand at 6-2 overall this season, the best eight match start since 2008.
Karolina Chernaya improved to a team best 6-2 this season in singles play after defeating Isabel von Stryk (6-0, 7-6) in the one spot. Freshman Tamara Stanic won her second match in a row in the two spot by knocking off Julie Bell (6-4, 6-1).
Natasha Afridi defeated Hannah Al-Sakati 6-3, 6-1 in the three spot. The sophomore from Tokyo is 5-2 this season in singles play.
The Camels captured the doubles point by sweeping all three doubles matches. Borislava Nikolova and Chernaya knocked off Talia Rojas and Von Stryk (8-5) in the one spot, while Stanic and Katya Yegoreychenko defeated Maria Tonani and Al-Sakati in the two spot (8-5). Both duos are 5-1 this season.
Afridi and Anais Gomar completed the doubles sweep for the Camels by picking up the win in the three spot.
Both the Camels and the Spartans suffered through a multi hour rain delay before the match started. The match, originally slated to start at 2:00 pm, didn't begin until 4:30 pm.
The Camels return to Big South Conference play tomorrow morning at UNC Asheville. Match time is set for 11:00 am.
Campbell vs USC Upstate
Feb 24, 2012 at Spartanburg, S.C.
Campbell 4, USC Upstate 3
1. CHERNAYA, Karolina (CAMW) def. Isabel von Stryk (UPSTW) 6-0, 7-6
2. STANIC, Tamara (CAMW) def. Julie Bell (UPSTW) 6-4, 6-1
3. AFRIDI, Natasha (CAMW) def. Hannah Al-Sakati (UPSTW) 6-3, 6-1
4. Talia Rojas (UPSTW) def. NIKOLOVA, Borislava (CAMW) 6-2, 7-6
5. Ana-Sofia Camberos (UPSTW) def. YEGOREYCHENKO, Katya (CAMW) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
6. Maria Tonani (UPSTW) def. GOMAR, Anais (CAMW) 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
1. CHERNAYA, Karolina/NIKOLOVA, Borislava (CAMW) def. Talia Rojas/Isabel Von Stryk (UPSTW) 8-5
2. STANIC, Tamara/YEGOREYCHENKO, Katya (CAMW) def. Maria Tonani/Hannah Al-Sakati (UPSTW) 8-5
3. AFRIDI, Natasha/GOMAR, Anais (CAMW) def. Julie Bell/Ana-Sofia Camberos (UPSTW) 8-3
Campbell 6-2 (0-1)
USC Upstate 2-4