Feb. 24, 2011
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team captured its fourth straight win following a 5-2 victory over Campbell Thursday afternoon from the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Campbell won the doubles point and took a 1-0 lead after sweeping all three matches to mark the first time in the last three matches the Chants have failed to win the doubles point.
Coastal Carolina (4-1) answered to win five of the six singles matches to improve to 2-0 at home this season. Junior Diana Mortlock evened the match at 1-1 after she defeated Lourdes Ros at No. 5 by a final score of 6-1, 6-0. Mikaela Kristofersson, who was named the Big South Freshman of the Week on Wednesday, put the Chants ahead 2-1 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Anais Gomar at No. 4.
The Camels pulled even with Coastal following a win from Borislava Nikolova at No. 3, but freshman Maria Hesketh put Coastal back ahead 3-2 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Dominek Wallaart at No. 6. Junior Miki Bunea clinched the match for the Chants after besting Karolina Chernaya 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 2.
Senior Lexi Bolesky turned in a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Lisa Sutton at No. 1 to improve to 3-2 this season.
“Our team faced some adversity today after dropping the doubles point,” Coastal Carolina head coach Jody Davis said. “I was proud of the way we protected our house.”
Coastal Carolina returns to action Saturday at 10 a.m. when the Chanticleers travel to Spartanburg, S.C., to take on USC Upstate.
Lisa Sutton & Dominek Wallaart (Campbell) def. Lexi Bolesky & Mikaela Kristofersson (Coastal Carolina) 8-5
Karolina Chernaya & Borislava Nikolova (Campbell) def. Miki Bunea & Diana Mortlock (Coastal Carolina) 8-6
Anais Gomar & Lourdes Ros (Campbell) def. Kourtney Kowal & Caitlyn Brooksbank (Coastal Carolina) 8-6
Lexi Bolesky (Coastal Carolina) def. Lisa Sutton (Campbell) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Miki Bunea (Coastal Carolina) def. Karolina Chernaya (Campbell) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
Borislava Nikolova (Campbell) def. Kourtney Kowal (Coastal Carolina) 6-4, 6-3
Mikaela Kristofersson (Coastal Carolina) def. Anais Gomar (Campbell) 6-2, 6-0
Diana Mortlock (Coastal Carolina) def. Lourdes Ros (Campbell) 6-1, 6-0
Maria Hesketh (Coastal Carolina) def. Dominek Wallaart (Campbell) 6-1, 6-2