Gardner-Webb Women's Tennis Kicks Off Fall Season With Busy Weekend At USC Upstate

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Catherine White rallied after an early setback and won the consolation title in the White Singles Division at the 2016 Upstate Fall Classic Sunday morning.

White dropped her opening match (6-3, 6-2) to Army's Tatiana Stoll on Friday afternoon, but bounced back quickly to win her next three matches for the consolation crown.

White cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Western Carolina's Elizabeth Ansari on Saturday, then was just as effective in a 6-1, 6-3 win over Presbyterian's Mary Kathryn Dixon that same afternoon.

She carried the momentum over to Sunday, defeating Isabel Fornies (6-3, 6-4) to finish on a high note.

White and teammate Sarah Rieckmann won their opening match in the Green Doubles Division, taking a 7-5 win over Western Carolina, but dropped a 6-2 decision to Furman in the quarterfinals.

Sandra Bolstad and Mary Walker Mixon performed well in the Black Doubles Division, taking a dominant, 6-1 win over host USC Upstate in their firs match, then advancing to the semifinals with a 6-4 win over Western Carolina.

The Bolstad/Mixon duo lost in that semifinal match, however, to Wofford (6-2).

Laine Parker and Claire Chase won their opening match in Black Doubles, but fell by a 6-4 score in the quarterfinals.

Gardner-Webb also got a first round win from Rieckmann in the Black Singles Division, as she took down Campbell's Georgina Segarra by quick 6-1, 6-2 scores.

Gardner-Webb will be back in action on October 8 and October 9 at USC Upstate, as the Spartans host a four-team invitational that weekend.

Full results from this weekend's action are listed below:

Laine Parker/Claire Chase (GWU) d. Dodd/Parker (Upstate) – 7-5
Johnson/Croxton (PC) d. Laine Parker/Claire Chase (GWU) – 6-4

Sandra Bolstad/Mary Walker Mixon (GWU) d. Ferreira/Dodd (Upstate) – 6-1
Sandra Bolstad/Mary Walker Mixon (GWU) d. Webb/Taranto (WCU) – 6-4
Martin/Reid (Wofford) d. Sandra Bolstad/Mary Walker Mixon (GWU) – 6-2

Sarah Rieckmann (GWU) d. Georgina Segarra (Campbell) – 6-2, 6-1
Paula Roca (Army) d. Sarah Dieckmann (GWU) – 5-7, 6-0, 6-1

Sarah Rieckmann/Catherine White (GWU) d. Hurt/Mesalles (WCU), 7-5
Kozarov/Bride (Furman) d. Sarah Rieckmann/Catherine White (GWU), 6-2

Lena Luthier (Army) d. Mary Walker Mixon (GWU) – 6-1, 6-0
Katie Thompson (PC) d. Mary Walker Mixon (GWU) – 6-4, 6-1

Beth Taylor (PC) d. Laine Parker (GWU) – 7-5, 6-3
Laine Parker (GWU) d. Madison Riley (WCU) – 7-6 (4), 1-6, 10-6
Mia Covic (Campbell) d. Laine Parker (GWU) – 6-2, 6-2

Sandra Bolstad (GWU) d. Lauren McCall (WCU) – 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2
Carlotta Nassi (Queens) d. Sandra Bolstad (GWU) – 7-5, 6-1

Tatiana Stoll (Army) d. Catherine White (GWU) – 6-3 6-2
Catherine White (GWU) d. Elizabeth Ansari (WCU) – 6-3, 6-3
Catherine White (GWU) d. Mary Kathryn Dixon (PC) – 6-1, 6-3
Catherine White (GWU) d. Isabel Fornies (Queens) – 6-3, 6-4

Tracy Johnson (PC) d. Claire Chase (GWU) – 6-1, 6-0
Isabel Fornies (Queens) d. Claire Chase (GWU) – 6-3, 6-1