Hartsville, SC- The lady Cobras were in action today at the Coker College Tennis Center as they took on Anderson University. The doubles matches were first on the agenda for the Cobras and the number three pair of Schaum and Konopa came out strong and gained an early lead. They quickly dominated the opposition and won comfortably 8-3. Santos and Smith came close to adding another win for the Cobras but came out just short with an 8-6 loss. This meant the Cobras were behind 2-1 after doubles. Needing four of the six singles matches it seemed a tough task for the Cobras.


However they came out firing on all cylinders from the start of the singles matches. Andrea Santos lead the way in the singles at number one with some great baseline play and solid volleys at the net as she dominated and cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory. Cassidy Spencer played two for the Cobras and had a tight match but just lost  in three sets. The Cobras had finished the first three singles matches and were down 4-2 with three matches remaining.


The match seemed almost over for the Cobras but they stepped up and came out fighting in the remaining singles. Two wins came quickly at 5 and 6 singles with Konopa and Schaum playing consistently and both had comfortable victories. The match poised at 4-4 both teams had everything to play for. The match was to be decided at number four Singles with Neely Davis playing for the Cobras. Davis took an early lead in the first set but her opponent fort back to take it to a tie break. Davis was just edged out by her opponent and lost the opening set 7-6. However the next set was a different story with Davis coming out strong and playing her best tennis. With solid baseline rallies and consistent play Davis took control and won the set 6-1. From this point both teams had everything to play for. However Davis had other ideas as she again played great tennis to claim an early lead. From this point on Davis dominated her opponent and won the match for the Cobras 6-2 in the third. Coach Cheng and her teammates were delighted with the win and all raced onto the court after the final point. This win takes the Cobras one step closer to making the CVAC tournament at the end of the season.


The Cobras now move to 4-8 for the season and next play Pfeiffer University away on the 29th at 3pm.




Lawler/Salvany (Anderson) def Santos/Smith (Coker) 8-6

McDonald/Goncalves (Anderson) def Spencer/Davis (Coker) 8-2

Konopa/Schaum (Coker) def. Walker/Sparkman (Anderson) 8-3



Santos (Coker) def. Lawler (Anderson) 6-2, 6-2

McDonald (Anderson) def. Spencer (Coker) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Salvany (Anderson) def. Smith (Coker) 6-0, 6-3

Davis (Coker) def. Goncalves (Anderson) 6-7(1), 6-1, 6-2

Konopa(Coker) def. Walker (Anderson) 6-3, 6-2

Schaum (Coker) def. Sparkman (Anderson) 6-2, 6-3