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Gamecocks Dominate Ole Miss 6-1 – University of South Carolina Athletics

Gamecocks Dominate Ole Miss 6-1 – University of South Carolina Athletics

Columbia, S.C. – ­No. 18 South Carolina women’s tennis dominated No. 30 Ole Miss on Friday evening at the Carolina Tennis Center. The Gamecocks claimed the doubles point and only gave up one singles match in the 6-1 victory.

In doubles, No. 30 Ayana Akli and Sarah Hamner recorded a ranked win over No. 64 Ava Hrastar and Briana Crowley. The Gamecock duo broke early on and were able to carry the momentum to the end, winning the match 6-4.

The point was clinched from the No. 3 position where Misa Malkin and Olympe Lancelot were relentless in their match. The duo earned a pair of breaks to start the match to lead 4-0 but their opponents broke back to trail 4-3. The Gamecocks refused to let them get the upper hand and went on to claim the next two games to win it 6-3.

In singles play, No. 9 Hamner was first to claim a point with a dominant win over Hrastar. The Gamecock earned her victory in a near shutout 6-1, 6-1 performance.

No. 7 Akli was next to put a point on the board with her 6-3, 6-2 win from the top of the lineup and shortly after Lancelot clinched the match for the team with her 6-3, 6-1 point from Court 6.

The Rebels were finally able to put their lone point on the board with a victory on Court 5, but South Carolina closed out the match with a pair of three-set victories on Courts 3 and 4.

Graduate Shahar Biran earned her win in a true three-setter 6-1, 0-6, 6-2 while Elise Mills won hers 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(6).

The women’s tennis team will be in action for their final regular season home match of the season on Sunday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m., taking on Mississippi State. The team will recognize their seniors before the match starts at 10:45 a.m.

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#18 South Carolina 6, #30 Ole Miss 1

Doubles (order of finish: 1, 3)

  1. #30 Ayana Akli/Sarah Hamner (SC) def. #64 Ava Hrastar/Briana Crowley (OM) 6-4
  2. Shahar Biran/Elise Mills (SC) vs. Anaelle Leclercq/Ludmila Kareisova (OM) 5-5, unfinished
  3. Misa Malkin/Olympe Lancelot (SC) def. Kelsey Mize/Lucie Devier (OM) 6-3

 Singles (order of finish: 2, 1, 6, 5, 3, 4)

  1. #7 Ayana Akli (SC) def. Ludmila Kareisova (OM) 6-3, 6-2
  2. #9 Sarah Hamner (SC) def. Ava Hrastar (OM) 6-1, 6-1
  3. Shahar Biran (SC) def. Anaelle Leclercq (OM) 6-1, 0-6, 6-2
  4. Elise Mills (SC) def. Briana Crowley (OM) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)
  5. Emma Kette (OM) def. Misa Malkin (SC) 6-3, 6-1
  6. Olympe Lancelot (SC)…

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