Chants Cruise Past Wright State


Feb. 27, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team cruised to a 6-1 victory against visiting Wright State Wednesday at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.

With the win, Coastal evens its record at 3-3 while Wright State drops to 3-6.

Coastal grabbed the first point right out of the gate, winning two of three doubles matches to take an early lead.

Coastal’s No. 3 pair of Mikaela Davies and Vanessa Ortiz won their match 8-1 over Chelsea Girgash and Liz Steingass of Wright State. Libby Scott and Alicia Robinson followed with a similar 8-1 win over the No. 2 pair of Amy Nini and Taylor Hines of the Raiders. Wright claimed its lone doubles victory when Kayla Tuscany and Alex Bastock won a close 8-7 match over Kourtney Kowal and Shelby Bates.

The Chants then proceeded to win five straight singles matches to claim the victory.

Libby Scott at No. 2 downed Alex Bastock 6-0, 6-1 while Alicia Robinson at No. 3 similarly breezed past Amy Nini 6-0, 6-0. Mikaela Davies bested Taylor Hines at No. 4, 6-1, 6-2. Kourtney Kowal and Vanessa Ortiz wrapped up the Chants’ victories in singles, claiming a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 and 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 6, respectively.

Wright State’s only singles victory came at No. 1 where Kayla Tuscany beat Shelby Bates 6-3, 6-3.

The Chants will hit the road for two games when they travel to Radford for a 2 p.m. match on March 1, followed by a 1 p.m. match at Liberty on March 2.

Wright State vs Coastal Carolina

Feb 27, 2013 at Conway, S.C.

Coastal Carolina 6, Wright State 1

Singles competition

1. Kayla Tuscany (WST) def. Bates, Shelby (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-3

2. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. Alex Bastock (WST) 6-0, 6-1

3. Robinson, Alicia (COASTAL) def. Amy Nini (WST) 6-0, 6-0

4. Davies, Mikaela (COASTAL) def. Taylor Hines (WST) 6-1, 6-2

5. KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) def. Chelsea Girgash (WST) 6-2, 6-3

6. Ortiz, Vanessa (COASTAL) def. Liz Steingass (WST) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Kayla Tuscany/Alex Bastock (WST) def. KOWAL, Kortney/BATES, Shelby (COASTAL) 8-7

2. SCOTT, Libby/ROBINSON, Alicia (COASTAL) def. Amy Nini/Taylor Hines (WST) 8-1

3. DAVIES, Mikaela/ORTIZ, Vanessa (COASTAL) def. Chelsea Girgash/Liz Steingass (WST) 8-1

Match Notes:

Wright State 3-6

Coastal Carolina 3-3

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,6,2,5,4,1)



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