Women's tennis splits Saturday doubleheader

Pauline Roustan
Pauline Roustan (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell women's tennis opened its spring season at 1-1, splitting a Saturday doubleheader against Appalachian State and North Carolina State at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. The Camels got the day started with a 5-2 win over the Mountaineers. Immediately following the win, CU took on the host team but fell to the Wolfpack in a sweep, 7-0.

Against the Mountaineers, CU got off to a slow start after dropping two doubles flights, 6-3 and 6-0, but fought back to win five of six singles matches to seal the victory. Freshman Lea Cutura got the first win of the day for CU, 6-3, 6-2 over ASU's Gabrielle Wreder. Alexandra Andrivot was able to defeat App's top player in Rebecca Morse in her Campbell dual match debut, 7-6, 6-3, tying the match at 2-2. The Camels went on to win the rest of their singles matches with victories from Pauline Roustan (6-7, 6-3, 7-5), Mia Covic (6-3, 6-0) and Isabel Boada (7-6, 6-4).­

"The girls started slow and tight, but fought back well," said head coach David Johnson. "It was an excellent overall effort to close the match out."

The match against N.C. State was Campbell's first against a Power 5 opponent since facing West Virginia in 2005. Boada came closest to a win for the Camels after forcing a tiebreaker in the fifth singles flight, but ultimately fell 6-1, 4-6, 10-8. A full breakdown of both matches can be viewed below.

Up next, the Campbell women will return for their home-opener as they host Chowan on Thursday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell tennis, follow @GoCamelsTennis on Twitter.