ORANGEBURG, SC— The South Carolina State women’s tennis open the 2023 campaign in dominating fashion in a, 7-0, win over visiting Francis Marion Sunday (Jan. 28) inside the Hardeep Judge Tennis Center.

The defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Champions (MEAC) captured the doubles point early on with Chursina/Hind defeating Seidewitz/Venghaus (6-2) and Silva/Vujicic won 6-1 over Martincova/Gontaryk respectively.

In singles action, at the No. 1 spot Sofiya Chursina def. Seidewitz (3-6, 6-0, 6-4) in three sets; at the No. 2 spot Hind Semlali def. Martincova (6-1,6-4); at the No. 3 spot Rachida Berjane def. Venghaus (7-5,6-2); at the No.4 spot Nalanda Silva def. Gontaryk (6-3, 6-0); at the No. 5 spot Teodora Vujicic def.  Hansen (6-1,6-1) and at the No.6 spot Feriel Mahbouli def. Pinto (6-0, 6-0).

NEXT UP: South Carolina State returns to action Thursday (Feb. 1st) on the road versus Charleston Southern in a 1 p.m. start.

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