Spartanburg, SC- The lady Cobras took on Converse College today away in Spartanburg, SC in a CVAC match up. The day started with the doubles matches and Coker went up 1-0  due to insufficient players to play No. 3 doubles. Rachel Lemar and Jill Smith soon made it 2-0 with an impressive 8-0 win. The No. 1 pair of Andrea Santos and Ashley Pace found it tough going and lost 8-4. Cobras had a 2-1 lead going into the singles.


The singles proved to be tough going for the Cobras and many of the matches went deep into a third set. Cassidy Spencer was first to win a match for the lady Cobras in singles as she beat Rachel Wilkes 6-1, 6-3. Jill Smith and Andrea Santos played well in singles but both came up short losing in three long sets. The No. 6 singles match was forfeited by Converse and it leveled the match at 4-4 with Rachel Lemar still on court. Lemar won the first set 7-5 and was attacking the net effectively. The second set however went to Ive Jardim from Converse 6-2. The match went down to a final deciding set where it went to 5-5, when Lemar stepped up her game to take the set 7-5 and give the Cobras a 5-4 victory. Lemar said, “It was a tough day today, but I attacked the net well to close out the match.”


This takes the Cobras to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in the CVAC. The Cobras next match is away at Wingate on Thursday at 2.30 p.m.



Rohner/Wilkes(Converse)def.Santos/Pace(Coker) 8-4

Smith/Lemar (Coker) def. Jardim/Cantey (Converse) 8-0

Default Converse win Coker number three doubles



Rohner(Converse) def. Santos (Coker) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Lemar (Coker) def. Jardim (Converse) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5

Spencer (Coker) def. Wilkes (Converse) 6-1, 6-3

Smodic (Converse) def. Pace (Coker) 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Cantey (Converse) def. Smith (Converse) 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 6-3

Default Converse number six singles win Coker.