Chants Extend Win Streak Against ECU

       

Feb. 24, 2018

Final Stats

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team won its fourth straight match on Saturday by defeating East Carolina, 5-2, at the Stevens Tennis Complex.

Both teams' season records move to 6-3 with Saturday's result.

Coastal captured the doubles point and four of the six singles points.

The Chants' third doubles pairing of Rylie Cox and Jessie Mount started the match with a 6-1 win, and Iryna Vardanian and Alexa Tiefel followed with a 6-3 victory at No. 2 to secure the opening point. The match on the first court went unfinished.

Sara Bondar gave Coastal a 2-0 advantage as she led off singles with a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 4. ECU then earned its first point on the sixth court as Ho Chiao Hsia defeated Tiefel at No. 6.

Coastal clinched the match with its next two singles wins, coming from Somer Dalla-Bona in three sets at No. 3, and Maria Khomchenko in straight sets at No. 5.

Coastal's final point was won by Cox in three sets on the second court.

"It's always a battle when you go up against ECU, but the team fought especially well through some adversity today," said head coach Catherine Hewitt.

Saturday marked the end of Coastal's four-match home stand. The Chants are on the road on Sunday at #11 South Carolina for a 1 p.m. match.

Coastal Carolina 5, East Carolina 2
Singles competition
1. Celia Ruiz (ECU) def. Vardanian, Iryna (COASTAL) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6
2. Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) def. Lisa Hofbauer (ECU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
3. Dalla-Bona, Somer (COASTAL) def. Alisa Diercksen (ECU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
4. Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. Nastja Rettich (ECU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Khomchenko, Maria (COASTAL) def. Sarah Sarjoo (ECU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Ho Chiao Hsia (ECU) def. Tiefel, Alexa (COASTAL) 7-5, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. Dalla-Bona, Somer/Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) vs. Celia Ruiz/Lisa Hofbauer (ECU) 6-5, unfinished
2. Vardanian, Iryna/Tiefel, Alexa (COASTAL) def. Alisa Diercksen/Sarah Sarjoo (ECU) 6-3
3. Cox, Rylie/Mount, Jessie (COASTAL) def. Ho Chiao Hsia/Nastja Rettich (ECU) 6-1

Match Notes:
East Carolina 6-3
Coastal Carolina 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (4,6,3,5,1,2)

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