Seven student-athletes graduated with honors.
Coastal finishes season at 18-6
Third-Seeded Coastal Faces Liberty Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Opening Round
Third-seeded Coastal faces Liberty in Big South Championship on Thursday
The Chants will compete in the Big South Conference Championship on Thursday, April 19
2011-12 Women's Tennis Team Photos.
Spring 2012: Recorded a 14-9 singles record playing in the No. 1 flight for the Chanticleers... Won her first nine singles matches in straight sets... Helped Coastal earn the No. 3 seed in the Big South Championship with a 5-3 conference singles record and was named to the all-conference singles team... Garnered a 15-8 doubles record with fellow senior Diana Mortlock to earn all-conference doubles honors... The duo went 6-2 in conference play... Bunea was named Big South Player of the Week (March 6)... Finished her career at Coastal Carolina ranked 10th on the all-times singles wins list with 74 and tied for 13th in career doubles wins (60).
Fall 2011: Advanced to the A1 doubles finals at the College of Charleston Invitational... Advanced to the semifinals after winning two matches in the A1 singles flight at the CofC Invitational... Pre-qualified for the singles event at the ITA Regionals in Chapel Hill... Won opening round doubles match with teammate Diana Mortlock at the ITA Regionals... Split a pair of singles matches in the No. 1 slot of the UNCW Invitational... Won two doubles matches with doubles partner Mortlock in the UNCW Invitational.
Spring 2011: Named to the Big South All-Academic Team... Tabbed to the all-conference singles team for the second consecutive year... Named to the all-conference doubles team... Earned Big South Conference Women's Tennis Player of the week a total of three times... Flight champion at No. 2 singles and was the flight champion at No. 2 doubles... Turned in a 22-3 record in singles play and was 21-2 when playing at the No. 2 position... Played at the No. 1 or No. 2 doubles position during the season and ended the year with a 18-5 overall record and an undefeated 7-0 mark in the Big South... Won 13 straight doubles matches to end the regular season.
Fall 2010: Finished runner-up in singles of the A1 flight at the College of Charleston Invitational ... Was a perfect 3-0 in singles matches at the Davidson Invitational (Oct. 18) ... Also went 3-0 in doubles playing alongside Amanda Malatek at the Davidson Invitational ... Reached the round of 32 in doubles playing with Diana Mortlock at the ITA Regionals (Oct. 21).
Spring 2010: Was an All-Big South Conference selection in singles ... Was the No. 2 singles Big South Flight Champion ... Named the Big South Choice Hotels Women's Tennis Player of the Week (April 20) ... Won at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in the Chants' 7-0 win over Appalachian State (Jan. 23) ... Won in straight set at No. 1 singles in the Chants' 7-0 shutout of Savannah State (Jan. 31) ... Turned in a win at No. 1 singles in a 7-0 win over Coker (Feb. 6) ... Won at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in a 7-0 win over North Carolina Central (Feb. 6) ... Posted a win at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles to help Coastal defeat Wofford 6-1 (Feb. 14) ... Defeated Ali Beavers of Georgia Southern at No. 1 singles (Feb. 20) ... Won at No. 1 singles and doubles in a 7-0 shutout of Mercer (Feb. 21) ... Recorded a win at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles against UNC Asheville in a 7-0 win (Feb. 28) ... Won at No. 2 singles against Liberty in a 6-1 win (March 6) ... Turned in a victory at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in a 7-0 shutout of Radford (March 7) ... Recorded a win at No. 1 singles in a 5-2 win over No. 66 UNC Greensboro (March 10) ... Won at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in a 5-2 win over California (Pa.) (March 14) ... Turned in wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles against West Virginia (March 16) ... Tallied wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in a 4-3 win over Campbell (March 23) ... Won at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles against North Carolina A&T in a 7-0 win (March 26) ... Earned a win at No. 2 singles against No. 70 Charleston Southern (March 31) ... Collected a win at No. 2 singles in the Chants' 4-3 win over East Carolina (April 2) ... Won at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in a 4-3 win over UNC Wilmington (April 7) ... Had a win at No. 2 singles in the Chants' 6-1 win over Charlotte (April 11) ... Won at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in a 7-0 blanking of Presbyterian (April 13) ... Had wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in a 6-1 win over Gardner-Webb (Aril 15) ... Picked up a win at No. 2 singles against Winthrop in the Big South Tournament (April 23).
Fall 2009: Had a team-high seven victories in the fall in singles, going 7-3, and added four more in doubles with a 4-3 mark, playing with Lexi Bolesky ... Put together a five-match win streak in the fall, incuding winning the consolation finals at the College of Charleston Invitational and advancing to the semifinals of the UNF Fall Invitational ... Won a singles match in the ITA Regionals Main Draw, defeating Appalachian State's Ellie Linsell ... Paired with Bolesky to finish third in Flight A at the College of Charleston fall event ... Also won a match in the main draw over Winston-Salem State.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Spent her freshman year at Virginia Commonwealth, helping the Rams to a NCAA Tournament appearance ... Posted a 21-9 singles record, including 16-6 in duals ... Played predominantly at No. 6, where she was 13-5 ... Was 12-10 in doubles, including 9-7 at No. 3.
High School: Graduated in 2008 ... Ranked No. 1075 in singles in the world and 789 in doubles in 2008 ... Was a member of the team national champion of Romania in 2007 and also juniors in 2007... Was a mixed doubles national champion in 2005 ... Ranked No. 4 in singles in Romania in 2004, as well as ranked 115 in 2004 in the European Rankings ... Won multiple national tournaments from 2000-2008.
Personal: Full name is Mihaela Florina Bunea ... Daughter of Marian and Stela Bunea ... Majoring in business administration.