Women's Tennis Wins 6-1 at Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team picked up its first win of season Thursday afternoon, defeating UNC Wilmington 6-1 at UNCW Court.
The Chants move to 1-1 on the season while the Seahawks remain winless at 0-3.
"It was great team effort today," said head coach Catherine Hewitt. "Everyone stepped up in big situations to get the job done."
Coastal opened the match with a sweep of the doubles courts. Sara Bondar and Somer Dalla-Bona opened with a 6-4 victory on the top court, and Natalie Wall and Jessie Mount followed with a similar victory at No. 2. Iryna Vardanian and Alexa Tiefel finished the sweep in a close 7-5 match on the third.
Dalla-Bona grabbed the first singles point in straight sets at No. 2. Vardanian also won in straight sets on the first court to put the Chants in front 3-0, and Tiefel sealed the match on the fifth court.
Bondar (No. 3) and Wall (No. 6) provided the final two points for the Chants.
Maddy Muller-Hughes defeated Maria Khomchenko at No. 4 for the Seahawks' lone point of the match.
Next up, the Chants head to Campbell for a 2 p.m. match on Feb. 7.
Coastal Carolina 6, UNC Wilmington 1
1. Vardanian, Iryna (COASTAL) def. Madara Straume (UNCW) 6-2, 6-1
2. Dalla-Bona, Somer (COASTAL) def. Xandra Fougner (UNCW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. Sabrina Barisano (UNCW) 6-3, 6-4
4. Maddy Muller-Hughes (UNCW) def. Khomchenko, Maria (COASTAL) 4-6, 6-2, 10-4
5. Tiefel, Alexa (COASTAL) def. Celeste Matute (UNCW) 6-4, 6-2
6. Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) def. Sara Horn (UNCW) 7-6, 6-3
1. Bondar, Sara/Dalla-Bona, Somer (COASTAL) def. Sabrina Barisano/Madara Straume (UNCW) 6-4
2. Wall, Natalie/Mount, Jessie (COASTAL) def. Xandra Fougner/Maddy Muller-Hughes (UNCW) 6-4
3. Vardanian, Iryna/Tiefel, Alexa (COASTAL) def. Celeste Matute/Sara Horn (UNCW) 7-5
Coastal Carolina 1-1
UNC Wilmington 0-3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,1,5,3,4,6)