Jan. 31, 2013
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team dropped its 2013 season opener 6-1 in a match played at Furman's Mickel Tennis Center.
Furman (1-0) bested Coastal (0-1) in all three doubles match-ups to claim the first point of the match.
The Chants' struggles continued in singles action where they dropped five of six matches to the Paladins. Alicia Robinson, Kourtney Kowal, Mikaela Davies and Dominique De Wit were all dispatched in straight sets, while Shelby Bates lost to Katherine Oudin 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 playing in the second singles position.
Libby Scott recorded the lone victory for the Chants playing in the number three singles position. After dropping her first set 3-6 to Furman's Alex Moreno-Kaste, Scott rallied to claim the second and third sets 6-3, 6-2, respectively.
"Thought we had a good, encourageable start to the season even though the match didn't end up the way we'd have liked it to," said head coach Catherine Hewitt. "From top to bottom in both singles and doubles we were competitive with a seasoned, strong Furman team. Our four freshmen gained valuable experience today now having their first dual matches under their belts."
The Chants will remain on the road as they travel to Cullowhee, N.C., for an 11 a.m. match against Western Carolina on Feb. 2. The team's first home match will take place Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
1. KLINE, Lauren (FUR) def. Robinson, Alicia(CCU) 6-2, 6-2
2. OUDIN, Katherine (FUR) def. Bates, Shelby(CCU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
3. Scott, Libby(CCU) def. MORENO-KASTE, Alex (FUR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. STANDFORD, Michele (FUR) def. Kowal, Kourtney(CCU) 6-3, 6-2
5. BOYETTE, Margaret (FUR) def. Davies, Mikaela(CCU) 6-4, 6-0
6. SULLIVAN, Kelly (FUR) def. De Wit, Dominique(CCU) 6-2, 6-3
1. Kline/Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Kowal/Davies (CCU) 8-3
2. Stanford/Oudin (FUR) def. Ortiz/Bates (CCU) 8-4
3. Boyette/Sullivan (FUR) def. Scott/De Wit (CCU) 8-7