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April 1, 2010
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Down 3-2 early in their doubles match, the freshman duo of Francisca Valderrama and Monica Pezzotti came back to win six of the next nine games to beat Stetson's 57th-ranked Valentina Galbartini and Carolina De Los Santos to highlight the day for the USC Upstate women's tennis. However, Stetson was able to take the doubles point and four singles matches to post its second straight 5-2 win over Upstate on Thursday in Atlantic Sun Conference action at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex.
The Hatters (15-5 overall, 7-2 A-Sun) posted wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to earn the doubles point while Valderrama and Pezzotti were able to come back from a break down to take the No. 1 doubles match.
In singles play, the Hatters won matches at No. 3, No. 1 and No. 2 to clinch the match before Upstate (11-4 overall, 5-3 A-Sun) was able to fight back with a pair of singles-match wins. Junior Emilia Milovanovic came back from a set down to post a superset tiebreaker win, 4-6, 7-5, 10-6 over Shannon Gunning at No. 5 and Cinthya Lazaro added a 6-2, 6-4 win over Jen Miller at No. 6.
The Spartans get back into action on Saturday when FGCU heads to the Upstate Tennis Complex for a 10 a.m. Atlantic Sun Conference match.
Tennis Match Results Stetson 5, USC Upstate 2 Singles competition 1. Carolina D.L. Santos (STET) def. Monica Pezzotti (UPSTW) 6-1, 6-2 2. Valentina Galbarini (STET) def. Francisca Valderrama (UPSTW) 6-4, 6-2 3. Breanna Atkinson (STET) def. Carolina Bello (UPSTW) 6-1, 6-4 4. Unnati Purushotham (STET) def. Simona Cacciuttolo (UPSTW) 7-5, 6-2 5. Emilia Milovanovic (UPSTW) def. Shannon Gunning (STET) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6) 6. Cinthya Lazaro (UPSTW) def. Jen Miller (STET) 6-2, 6-4 Doubles competition 1. Francisca Valderrama/Monica Pezzotti (UPSTW) def. #57 Valentina Galbarini/Carolina D.L. Santos (STET) 8-5 2. Unnati Purushotham/Shannon Gunning (STET) def. Emilia Milovanovic/ Simona Cacciuttolo (UPSTW) 8-0 3. Breanna Atkinson/Katherine Nowicki (STET) def. Ana-Sofia Camberos/ Cinthya Lazaro (UPSTW) 8-2 Match Notes: Stetson 15-5, 7-2; Regional ranking #10 USC Upstate 11-4, 5-3; Regional ranking #8 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,1,2,5,6,4) T-3:06 A-74