Snowy softball; Tennis postponed
Weather Delays Start of PC Softball Season
The start of the 2016 Presbyterian College softball season will have to wait a few more days as the Hampton Inn Invitational, scheduled for Feb. 12-13, in Buies Creek, N.C., has been cancelled due to inclement weather headed for the area.
Weather has wreaked havoc on the softball schedule the last couple of years, with 10 games in 2014-15 not played due to unplayable conditions.
The Blue Hose open the year at Furman Tuesday, Feb. 16, with a doubleheader slated to begin at 2 p.m.
Women’s Tennis Matches Postponed
The Presbyterian College women’s tennis matches against Appalachian State and North Carolina A&T, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, have been postponed due to the expected low temperatures on Saturday.
PC and North Carolina A&T will now play on Friday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. The match against Appalachian State will not be rescheduled due to limits on competition dates.
The Blue Hose return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 17, when they play host to Gardner-Webb in the first Big South match of the season.
Blue Hose Head to Charleston for Doubleheader
The Presbyterian College men’s tennis travels to the Charleston area on Saturday for matches against in-state foes College of Charleston and The Citadel. The Blue Hose will face the Cougars at 11 a.m. and the Bulldogs at 6 p.m.
PC will take on the Citadel for the third straight year and College of Charleston for the fourth straight season. The Blue Hose earned victories over both schools at home last season, topping the Citadel, 7-0, in the season opener and College of Charleston, 4-3, in a late-season match. PC has won five straight matches against the Bulldogs and holds a 5-2 mark in the series since moving to Division I in 2008.
The Blue Hose enter Saturday’s action after close 4-3 losses in its last two matches against East Carolina and Bryant last weekend. In those two matches, a total of eight sets in singles play resulted in scores of 7-6. Four of PC’s last six matches have been decided by just one match.
Danny Bruce has gotten hot at the top of the lineup for PC, winning three of his last four matches, coming at No. 1 and 2 singles. Ben Kelley has continued his success in both singles and doubles, winning two of his last three matches on both sides, including two three-set wins in singles.Periodic updates for both matches can be found on the men’s tennis Twitter account, @PackthePondo.