Chants Cruise Past Savannah State to Stay Undefeated
Feb. 14, 2014
Savannah, Ga. - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team recorded its fourth shutout of the season as the Chanticleers posted a 7-0 victory over the Savannah State Tigers on Friday afternoon. The 6-0 start for the Chanticleers matches that of the 2012 squad that reached the Big South Championship.
The Chants opened the match by winning all three doubles matchups to take the opening point.
Coastal's top pairing of Kourtney Kowal and Honami Yazawa, and the No. 2 pairing of Marie Babayan and Amanda Malatek each extended their doubles records to 4-0 as they posted 8-1 wins over their respective opponents.
Mila Majtan and Dominique De Wit also stayed undefeated as a doubles pairing, working together for only the second time to deliver an 8-0 loss to Savannah State's No. 3 pairing of Nicole Ashiedu and Bria Burrows.
The match then moved to singles, where the Chants claimed each of the remaining six points in straight sets.
Yazawa, playing at No. 2, and Malatek, playing at No. 5, each improved their singles records to 5-0 on the season as they recorded 6-2, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-1 wins, respectively.
Kowal posted a 6-1, 6-3 score in the top singles slot, downing Andrea Pavlovic, while de Wit (No. 3) and Majtan (No. 6) each won their respective matches in straight sets.
The Chants will look to continue their winning streak on Sunday when they host Wofford for a 1 p.m. match at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Coastal Carolina 7, Savannah State 0
1. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) def. Andrea Pavlovic (SSU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) def. Angela Bonilla (SSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. De Wit, Dominique (COASTAL) def. Nadin Olsson (SSU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Jennyfer Vivas (SSU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Nicole Ashiedu (SSU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Majtan, Mila (COASTAL) def. Tiffany Williams (SSU) 6-0, 6-1
1. KOWAL, Kourtney/YAZAWA, Honami (COASTAL) def. Andrea Pavlovic/Nadin Olsson (SSU) 8-1
2. MALATEK, Amanda/BABAYAN, Marie (COASTAL) def. Angela Bonilla/Jennyfer Vivas (SSU) 8-1
3. MAJTAN, Mila/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) def. Nicole Ashiedu/Bria Burrows (SSU) 8-0
Savannah State 1-3
Coastal Carolina 6-0