SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The FGCU women’s team concluded the 2010 season with a 6-1 loss at USC Upstate on Saturday morning in Spartanburg, S.C. Morgan Bechtel (Toledo, Ohio) picked up the lone point for the Eagles, winning a three-set match at number six singles. The Eagles finish the season with a 9-9 record, 6-4 in conference play.
USC Upstate (12-4, 6-3 A-Sun) claimed the doubles point, winning on courts one and two to grab the 1-0 lead. In singles play, the Spartans took five of the six matches. Bechtel was able to secure one point for the Blue and Green, defeating Ana-Sofia Camberos on court six, 7-6, 3-6, 10-7. Iris Rendon (San Antonio, Tex.) and Melissa Narzissenfeld (Tampa, Fla.) pushed their matches to three sets, but neither was able to come out on top.
Despite being picked eighth in the A-Sun preseason coaches’ poll, FGCU’s 6-4 conference record means the Eagles will end up finishing no worse than fifth place in the Atlantic Sun, their best showing in three years in the conference.
1. Monica Pezzotti/Francisca Valderrama (UPSTW) def. Jen Evans/Jessica Sweeting (FGCU) 8-3
2. Emilia Milovanovic/Simona Cacciuttolo (UPSTW) def. Bibiana Almeida/Iris Rendon (FGCU) 9-7
3. Priscillia Villemond/Eva Sambrano (FGCU) def. Cinthya Lazaro/Carolina Bello (UPSTW) 8-5
1. Francisca Valderrama (UPSTW) def. Priscillia Villemond (FGCU) 6-4, 6-2
2. Monica Pezzotti (UPSTW) def. Jessica Sweeting (FGCU) 6-1, 7-5
3. Carolina Bello (UPSTW) def. Eva Sambrano (FGCU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Simona Cacciuttolo (UPSTW) def. Iris Rendon (FGCU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Emilia Milovanovic (UPSTW) def. Melissa Narzisenfeld (FGCU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
6. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) def. Ana-Sofia Camberos (UPSTW) 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)