Women's Tennis Blanks Wofford, NCA&T
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team won both halves of a tennis doubleheader on Saturday, sweeping both Wofford and North Carolina A&T at the Stevens Tennis Complex.
Coastal improves to 4-3 with the pair of shut outs, and will remain on its home court for matches against St. John's on Feb. 22 and East Carolina on Feb. 24.
The Chants began the day with a 7-0 blanking of Wofford. The Chants swept the doubles courts before taking all six singles points.
All three Coastal duos won 6-3 in their respective matches. Alexa Tiefel and Iryna Vardanian struck first on the second court, followed by Rylie Cox and Natalie Wall on third court. Somer Dalla-Bona and Sara Bondar completed the sweep at No. 1.
All but one of the singles matches were decided in straight sets.
Maria Khomchenko recorded the first singles point at No. 5. Bondar then won at No. 4, and Wall clinched the match at No. 6. Dalla-Bona and Cox won on the second and third courts, respectively, and Vardanian closed the match with a three-set win at No. 1.
The doubles pairs remained the same for the 7-0 victory against North Carolina A&T. Bondar/Dalla-Bona won 6-1 on the first court before Tiefel/Vardanian and Cox/Mount each won 6-2 on the second and third courts, respectively.
The singles lineup did shift, though all six Chants won in straight sets. Wall (No. 6), Bondar (No. 3) and Cox (No. 2) won the first three points needed to seal the win. Dalla-Bona (No. 1), Tiefel (No. 5) and Mount (No. 4) completed the sweep.
Coastal Carolina 7, Wofford 0
1. Vardanian, Iryna (COASTAL) def. Cassidy Hicks (WOF) 5-7, 6-2, 10-6
2. Dalla-Bona, Somer (COASTAL) def. Jenns Vroman (WOF) 6-1, 6-4
3. Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) def. Lauren Reid (WOF) 6-3, 6-3
4. Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. Brittney Wilbur (WOF) 6-2, 6-1
5. Khomchenko, Maria (COASTAL) def. Curran Carver (WOF) 6-1, 6-0
6. Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) def. Annie Mayfield (WOF) 6-1, 6-1
1. Dalla-Bona, Somer/Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. Cassidy Hicks/Jenns Vroman (WOF) 6-3
2. Tiefel, Alexa/Vardanian, Iryna (COASTAL) def. Samantha Russell/Lauren Reid (WOF) 6-3
3. Cox, Rylie/Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) def. Annie Mayfield/Brittney Wilbur (WOF) 6-3
Coastal Carolina 3-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,4,6,2,3,1)
Coastal Carolina 7, N.C. A&T 0
1. Dalla-Bona, Somer (COASTAL) def. RAMIREZ, Sheyla (NCATW) 6-1, 6-3
2. Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) def. POWELL, Khalia (NCATW) 6-2, 6-0
3. Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. RUIZ, Renata (NCATW) 6-4, 6-1
4. Mount, Jessie (COASTAL) def. MARTINEZ, Angelica (NCATW) 6-4, 6-3
5. Tiefel, Alexa (COASTAL) def. HILTON-ADAMS, Nadia (NCATW) 6-4, 6-2
6. Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) def. CHAWLA, Kanishka (NCATW) 6-1, 6-0
1. Bondar, Sara/Dalla-Bona, Somer (COASTAL) def. RUIZ, Renata/RAMIREZ, Sheyla (NCATW) 6-1
2. Tiefel, Alexa/Vardanian, Iryna (COASTAL) def. POWELL, Khalia/HILTON-ADAMS, Nadia (NCATW) 6-2
3. Cox, Rylie/Mount, Jessie (COASTAL) def. MARTINEZ, Angelica/CHAWLA, Kanishka (NCATW) 6-2
N.C. A&T 0-5
Coastal Carolina 4-3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,3,2,1,5,4)