Coastal finishes season at 18-6
Coastal advances to semifinals to face Charleston Southern at 1 p.m.
Third-Seeded Coastal Faces Liberty Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Opening Round
2011-12 Women's Tennis Team Photos.
Fall 2011: Went 2-1 in her first three matches at the College of Charleston Invitational... Went 1-1 in the singles side of the ITA Carolina Regional...Competed in the doubles portion of the Carolina ITA Regionals with Mikaela Kristofersson, receiving a bye in the opening round... Had a 1-1 record in the UNCW Invitational singles flight... Had a 2-0 showing in the doubles portion of the UNCW event.
Spring 2011: Hesketh was named the flight champion at the No. 6 singles position after turning in a 7-0 record in league play... Defeated six of her seven Big South opponents in straight sets... Finished the season with a 20-3 singles record... Held a 17-3 record while playing No. 6... Posted a 4-4 record in doubles action with three different partners all at No. 3.
Fall 2010: Earned a doubles victory playing with Mikaela Kristofersson at the Davidson Invitational (Oct. 18).
High School: Four-year letterwinner at J.L. Mann High School under head coach Kim Yelton ... Was a perfect 64-0 in both singles and doubles during her four years in high school ... Was a four-time South Carolina State Clay Court Champion in singles ... Was a four-time South Carolina Hard Court Champion in doubles ... Won the Furman Invitational High School Tournament on two different occasions ... Was a five-time Belton State Qualifying Champion in doubles ... Named all-conference, all-state and team MVP in all four seasons at J.L. Mann ... Helped guide her team to an 18-0 season as a state championship as a freshman ... Member of a team that went 18-1 in three seasons thereafter and finished as state runners-up.
Personal: Full name is Maria Gabrielle Hesketh ... Daughter of Steven and Kelly Hesketh ... Majoring in elementary education.