Feb. 9, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina's women's tennis team produced a perfect 7-0 sweep of Savannah State University in their first home match of the 2013 season.
The victory moves Coastal to 1-1 on the season while Savannah State drops to 1-2.
The Chants began the match by handily winning all three doubles contests to take the first point.
Coastal's Kourtney Kowal and Mikaela Davies recorded a quick 8-0 win at No. 1 over Sandra Kristjansdottir and Nicole Shiedu. Dominique De Wit and Libby Scott also won in a similar fashion at No. 3, dispatching Davita Washington and Tiffany Williams 8-0 to secure the point for Coastal. Shelby Bates and Alicia Robinson rounded out doubles play with an 8-3 victory at No. 2 over Andrea Pavlovic and Esmira Gheisary.
Coastal's dominance continued into singles play as the Chants took all six points.
Libby Scott defeated Sandra Kristjansdottir 6-0, 6-1; Shelby Bates downed Andrea Pavlovic 6-2, 6-2; Alicia Robinson recorded a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Esmira Gheisary; Mikaela Davies bested Davita Washington 6-1, 6-1; Dominique De Wit took a commanding win at No. 6, beating Tiffany Williams 6-0, 6-0; and Kourtney Kowal won by retirement.
"The girls were very eager to play their first home match of the season," commented head coach Catherine Hewitt after the match. "We got off to a good start and were able to carry that momentum into singles. Up next for us is a talented UNC Wilmington team, so we are going to get back out on the practice courts and get after it to prepare."
Coastal's next match against UNC Wilmington will take place at home on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Savannah State vs. Coastal Carolina
Feb. 9, 2013
Coastal Carolina 7, Savannah State 0
1. Scott (CCU) def. Kristjandottir (SSU) 6-0 , 6-1
2. Bates (CCU) def Pavlovic (SSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Robinson (CCU) def Gheisary (SSU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kowal (CCU) def Ashiedu (SSU) 1-0, retired
5. Davies (CCU) def. Washington (SSU) 6-1, 6-1
6. De Wit (CCU) def. Williams (SSU) 6-0, 6-0
1. Kowal/Davies (CCU) def. Kristjandottir/Ashiedu (SSU) 8-0
2. Bates/Robinson (CCU) def. Pavlovic/Gheisary (SSU) 8-3
3. De Wit/Scott (CCU) def. Washington/Williams (SSU) 8-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,6,1,5,3,2)