The Alabama women's tennis team traveled to South Carolina and faced a tough loss against the Gamecocks. The Crimson Tide women are ranked No. 42 now, dropping to 4-1 overall with the loss to No. 34 South Carolina.

Starting off the doubles matches first, the Alabama ladies lead off with a 14-9 win in the first game, a 4-7 loss in the second and a rally and take the victory and capture the first point for the Crimson Tide.

Alabama's Anne Marie Hiser and Sydney Orefice won 6-4, capturing a nice win against Kendall Couch and Gracie Mulville on court three. Soon after; however,  South Carolina took two victories, 13-8 and 8-4, recoring a doubles win on court two to end it.

South Carolina's Ayana Akli and Ana Cruz defeated the Crimson Tide's sister duo of Ola and Kasia Pitak, 6-2.

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Moving on to singles matches, the Crimson Tide tried to hold their own against the Gamecocks, but South Carolina secured singles wins on courts one, six, four and three.

Bama's Sedlackova battled to force a third set against 57th-ranked Ayana Akli, but came up just short, losing in the final set and dropping the match.

There seemed to be more defeats in the singles matches for the Crimson Tide against the Gamecocks. No. 2 Sarah Hamner from South Carolina defeated Bama's Ola Pitak, winning 6-1 in the first game and 6-1 in the second as well.

South Carolina Megan Davies defeated Tide's Anna Parkhomenko 6-4 and 6-1 in two games.

Up next the Alabama Women's tennis team returns home to close out the regular season against Georgia on Friday and Tennessee on Sunday. Despite the tough recent loss, the Tide women have a chance to get back on track in their next series and could close the season strong.

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