Camels fall to Bulldogs in regular season finale, 4-1

Alexandra Andrivot
(ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Alexandra Andrivot (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- The Fighting Camels ended their regular season Wednesday afternoon at the James R. Nisbet Tennis Center, falling to the South Carolina State Bulldogs, 4-1. After Campbell quickly captured the doubles point, SCSU earned four-straight singles wins the clinch the match.

Campbell (8-12, 3-5 BSC) opened the match with a win at No. 1 doubles as Alexandra Andrivot and Isabel Boada swept Rassif/Vasic, 6-0. It was the duo's tenth win this spring, a mark that leads the team and ranks sixth in the Big South. CU clinched the doubles point on court three, where Campbell juniors Nina Asanin and Georgina Segarra earned their second-straight win by a score of 6-2 over Filippova/Mihajlovic. Lea Cutura and Pauline Roustan represented CU at No. 2 doubles, but their match went unfinished when it was tied, 3-3.

The Bulldogs answered with four victories in singles play to claim the overall win. SCSU's first win came on court three as Alexandra Nicoara lost a second-set tiebreaker for a final score of 6-4, 7-6. Cutura was able to force a third set in her match at No. 2 singles, but ultimately fell 6-3, 2-6, 6-2. Campbell's top player, Andrivot, fell in two-straight tiebreakers on court one as Rassif won, 7-6, 7-6.

The match was clinched on court four, where Roustan put up a valiant effort in the loss. After dropping the first, she was able to climb back and force a third set. The third went on to a tiebreaker, where Roustan lost by just two points for a final score of 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6). Segarra and Asanin's matches went unfinished at No. 5 and 6 singles after the match was clinched.

This marks the end of the regular season for the Fighting Camels. Up next, Campbell will compete in the Big South Tournament as the No. 6 seed. CU will have a rematch with No. 3 Liberty in the first round, set for Thursday, April 20. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell tennis, follow @GoCamelsTennis on Twitter.