Chants Grab First Conference Win

Coastal moves to 1-0 in the Big South Conference


March 2, 2013

Blacksburg, Va. - Coastal Carolina's women's tennis team earned its first Big South Conference win of the season with a 5-2 victory over Radford. 

With the win the Chants will move to 4-3 overall, 1-0 in the Big South. Radford remains winless at 0-6, 0-1.

Coastal took the first point of the day, sweeping all three doubles matches. 

Shelby Bates and Kourtney Kowal, playing at No. 1, recorded an 8-4 win over the Radford pair of Taylor Newman and Meg Napolita, while Coastal's No. 2 and 3 pairs of Vanessa Ortiz/Mikaela Davies and Dominique De Wit/Libby Scott each recorded 8-2 victories over Hana Babic/Allison Michael and Gemma Valls/Taylor Fay, respectively. 

The Chants then proceeded to claim four of the six singles points. 

Libby Scott, playing at No. 2, picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win, while Mikaela Davies at No. 3 recorded a victory by retirement over Hana Babic. Meanwhile, Kourtney Kowal claimed a 6-3, 6-3 win over Radford's Taylor Fay, and Vanessa Ortiz of the Chants downed Allison Michael of the Highlanders at No. 6, 7-5, 6-2. 

Radford's wins came from Gemma Valls over Shelby Bates (6-2, 6-4) and Meg Napolitano over Alicia Robinson (6-3, 6-3). 

Coastal will remain on the road for one more match as the Chants go to Liberty on Saturday. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Coastal Carolina 5, Radford 2

Singles competition

1. VALLS, Gemma (RAD) def. Bates, Shelby (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-4
2. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. NEWMAN, Taylor (RAD) 6-0, 6-2
3. Davies, Mikaela (COASTAL) def. BABIC, Hana (RAD) 4-0, retired
4. NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) def. Robinson, Alicia (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-3
5. KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) def. FAY, Taylor (RAD) 6-3, 6-3
6. Ortiz, Vanessa (COASTAL) def. MICHAEL, Allison (RAD) 7-5, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. BATES, Shelby/KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) def. NEWMAN, Taylor/NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) 8-4
2. ORTIZ, Vanessa/DAVIES, Mikaela (COASTAL) def. BABIC, Hana/MICHAEL, Allison (RAD) 8-2
3. DE WIT, Dominique/SCOTT, Libby (COASTAL) def. VALLS, Gemma/FAY, Taylor (RAD) 8-2

Match Notes:
Coastal Carolina 4-3, 1-0 Big South
Radford 0-6, 0-1 Big South
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,2,1,4,5,6)



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