Feb. 22, 2014
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team took a decisive 6-1 win over the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Sunday afternoon at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
With the win the Chanticleers improve to 8-1 while the Moutaineers drop to 1-4.
The Chants started the match with a 1-0 lead after taking the doubles point for the seventh time this season.
Majtan (No. 6) and de Wit (No. 3) sprung Coastal to a commanding 3-0 lead in singles play, with each winning their respective matches in straight sets.
Gabrielle Wreder of Appalachian State then gave the Mountaineers their first and only point of the day, downing Delay 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2.
Yazawa clinched the match for the Chants at No. 2, taking down LaSure 6-4, 7-5 for her eighth singles victory of the season.
Kowal, playing at No. 1, and Malatek, playing at No. 5, recorded the final two point of the match for Coastal, downing their respective opponents in three sets.
“Our girls stepped up today after such a hard fought loss to UNC Wilmington last Thursday,” said head coach Catherine Hewitt. “I am extremely proud of the fight and poise they showed today.”
Coastal’s next match is their first conference tilt of the season. The Chants host Big South rival Liberty for an 11 a.m. match on Saturday, March 1, at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Coastal Carolina 6, Appalachian State 1
1. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) def. Clare Cox (APPW) 7-5, 3-6, 10-6
2. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) def. Mackenzie LaSure (APPW) 6-4, 7-5
3. De Wit, Dominique (COASTAL) def. Brianna Armellino (APPW) 6-3, 6-0
4. Gabrielle Wreder (APPW) def. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-2
5. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Jessica Thaggard (APPW) 6-3, 2-6, 10-5
6. Majtan, Mila (COASTAL) def. Sarah King (APPW) 6-1, 6-0
1. KOWAL, Kourtney/YAZAWA, Honami (COASTAL) def. Brianna Armellino/Mackenzie LaSure (APPW) 8-2
2. DELAY, Romane/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) def. Clare Cox/Megan Mullen (APPW) 8-5
3. MALATEK, Amanda/MAJTAN, Mila (COASTAL) def. Olivia Isbey/McKayla Zupan (APPW) 8-4
Appalachian State 1-4
Coastal Carolina 8-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,3,4,2,1,5)