Great Britain’s Naomi Broady survived a first-set rally and scored a 7-6 (5), 6-1 win over Charleston touring tennis professional Shelby Rogers on Saturday in the semifinals of a $100,000 ITF tournament in Midland, Mich.
Broady held a 5-3 lead before her doubles partner rallied to force the first-set tiebreaker.
The two players teamed up in the doubles semifinals later on Saturday.
Former top 70 player Rogers is projected to advance at least 15 spots on Monday from her current No. 151 world ranking.
Charleston Southern thrower Jacob Moore and sprinter Joshua Paramore led the Bucs on day one of the Buccaneer Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn.
Moore eclipsed his personal best, set last week, in the weight throw by .06 meters, throwing 15.36 meters to place 11th in the field of 39 competitors.
Paramore had another strong outing for coach Roosevelt Lofton’s Bucs. Paramore crossed the finish line in 7.09 seconds to take 34th place among the pack of 137 runners. Ben Robinson also competed in the event, finishing in 7.31 seconds.
Charleston Southern junior Aluntrea Davis earned a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash to pace the Bucs on day two of the Buccaneer Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn.
Davis ran in 25.04 seconds to finish second, just .07 before champion Shakinah Brooks of St. Augustine’s. The Bucs’ junior also competed in the 60-meter finals and placed fourth in the latter event with a time of 7.71 seconds.
CSU sophomore Jasmine Pilgrim took sixth place in the 60-meter with a time of 7.76 seconds.
Kolisha Coleman ran the 400-meter in 59.03 seconds to place fifth.
Brianna Thompson, Kimberley Koerner and Chanel Bell all recorded singles wins as the Buccaneers topped visiting S.C. State, 4-3, Saturday at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex.
The Bucs took the doubles matches on courts 2 and 3 to take the opening point of the afternoon and held off a late S.C. State rally to record their 17th straight home win dating back to the end of the 2013 season. CSU moves to 1-0 overall in the 2016 season.
The Bucs’ duo of Valeria Koussenkova/Nicolin Luecke picked up the first CSU win of the afternoon with a 6-0 victory over Marketa Marcanikova/Claudia Roca on court no. 2. Gabriela Srowdowski/Annika Wagner followed shortly afterward with a 6-2 win over Carla Petreanu/Oleksandra Filippova on court no. 3 to clinch the doubles point for CSU.
In singles competition, Thompson topped Filippova 6-1, 6-0 on court no. 2 to give the Bucs the 2-0 lead. CSU’s lead reached 3-0 following Koerner’s 6-3, 6-3 win over Marcanikova on court no. 4.
The Bulldogs rallied back with wins on courts 3 and 5 as Andejla Vasic topped Srowdowski 7-6, 7-5, and Brown defeated Koussenkova, 0-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Bell put the Bucs over the top on court no. 6 as the senior rallied back after falling in the first set 3-6, to record a 7-6, 6-1 win to clinch the CSU victory.
In the final match on court no. 1, Rassif topped CSU’s Luecke in a three-set match, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.
The College of Charleston men’s tennis team rose to 2-1 on the season Saturday, picking up a 5-2 win on the road over the Florida A&M Rattlers (1-7).
The CofC combination of Rodrigo Encinas and Juan Estevarena shut out Walner Espinoza and Carlos Agustin Waitman, 6-0, in the first flight.
Charlie Ghriskey and Zack Lewis fell 6-4 to Courage Okungbowa and Illya Skoromnyy in flight two, setting up a pivotal third flight match between CofC’s Vasily Kichigin and Josh Record and the Rattlers’ Karlyn Small and Jalen Evans. The Cougars narrowly escaped 7-6(7) to pick up the doubles point.
Estevarena had the most impressive match in singles play, shutting out Okungbowa 6-0, 6-0 in the first flight. Lewis, Encinas and Ryan Khan all picked up victories as well, combining to take 36 of a total 45 sets in the third, fifth and sixth flights.
The only CofC blemishes came in the second and fifth sets, where Kichigin fell in a close 7-5, 7-5 match to Small and Ghriskey dropped an even closer match to Espinoza by a score of 6-7, 7-6, 10-7.
In by far their closest match of the season, the College of Charleston women’s tennis team dropped a tight one on the road, falling 4-3 to the Winthrop Eagles to drop to 2-2 on the year.
Mara Argyriou had the strongest day for the College, running the gambit as the only Cougar to pick up wins in both singles and doubles competition. In singles play, Argyriou grabbed a fifth-flight singles victory over Tijana Uzelac by a tally of 6-3, 6-4. Earlier in the day, the Cypriot paired up with senior Katherine Schofield against both Uzelac and Megan Kaufman, picking up the 6-3 decision. Sarah Jane Jones and Sarah Zschunke would add a 6-1 third flight doubles victory over Alice Garcia and Caitlin Cridland to give the Cougars the doubles point.
Helena Nyikos gave CofC its third point on the day, defeating Monica Aguado in sixth flight singles 6-2, 6-4. However, the Eagles won the day through their strong play at the top of the lineup.
Liza Fieldsend entered the day with a first flight singles win over Alice Garcia under her belt from the fall campaign. Winthrop dodged the matchup this time around, instead sending freshman Lauren Proctor to the flight one matchup. The affair was close, but Proctor emerged the victor 6-1, 2-6, 6-1.
Brooke McAmis also managed to give the Eagles a run for their money, squaring off against Mariana Humberg in the third flight. Humberg pulled off the 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win. Katherine Schofield managed to play Garcia extremely tightly in the first set of the second flight, but fell 7-6(4). The senior dropped the second set 6-0.