Coastal Extends Win Streak Against Wofford
Feb. 16, 2014
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team extended its win streak to seven matches on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Wofford Terriers 6-1 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center to remain undefeated this season with a 7-0 record.
The Chanticleers had yet to surrender the doubles point coming into Sunday's match, and won it once again for the sixth time this season (no doubles matches were played against Western Carolina).
Coastal's top pairing of Kourtney Kowal and Honami Yazawa took a commanding 8-2 win over Wofford's duo of Sarah Evans and Julia Paulson, while Libby Scott and Dominique De Wit cruised to an 8-3 win at No. 2 over Kalli Karas and Catherine Martin. Marie Babayan and Amanda Malatek won the third doubles match for Coastal, grinding out an 8-7 win at No. 3 against Taylor Carlson and Mareli Sanchez.
Wofford stiffened when singles play started, but Coastal managed to take four of the singles matches in straight sets.
Scott won her fourth match of the season, blanking Evans at No. 1, 6-0, 6-0.
After falling in the first set 6-7, Yazawa fought back to win her final two sets at No. 3 6-1, 10-8.
Delay, playing at No. 4, and Babayan, playing at No. 5, each won their fifth singles match of the season, winning their respective matches in straight sets.
Malatek won her fifth singles decision of the season, downing Sanchez at No. 6, 6-4, 6-1.
Coventry claimed Wofford lone point, defeating Kowal 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2.
"Wofford came out ready to play," said head coach Catherine Hewitt. "I thought we did a great job clinching the doubles point and keeping the pressure on in singles."
Coastal returns to action on Thursday when they travel to UNC Wilmington for a 2 p.m. match.
Coastal Carolina 6, Wofford 1
1. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. Sarah Evans (WOF) 6-0, 6-0
2. Audrey Coventry (WOF) def. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-3
3. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) def. Julia Paulson (WOF) 6-7, 6-1, 10-8
4. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. Catherine Martin (WOF) 6-4, 6-2
5. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Kalli Karas (WOF) 6-2, 7-5
6. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Mareli Sanchez (WOF) 6-4, 6-1
1. KOWAL, Kourtney/YAZAWA, Honami (COASTAL) def. Sarah Evans/Julia Paulson (WOF) 8-2
2. DE WIT, Dominique/SCOTT, Libby (COASTAL) def. Kalli Karas/Catherine Martin (WOF) 8-3
3. BABAYAN, Marie/MALATEK, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Taylor Carlson/Mareli Sanchez (WOF) 8-7
Coastal Carolina 7-0