March 11, 2014
Orlando, Fla. - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team won its first of two neutral-site games this week, taking a 5-2 win over Navy Tuesday morning. The win puts the Chanticleers at 9-2 while the Midshipmen drop to 13-4.
The Chants took the match’s opening point with a sweep of Navy’s doubles teams.
Kourtney Kowal and Honami Yazawa teamed up to take an 8-4 win at No. 1 over Navy’s Noelle Kaufmann and Mikaela Carlson. Libby Scott and Dominique De Wit were also successful for the Chants, handing an 8-2 loss to Navy’s second pairing of Erin Snook and Logan Antill. Marie Babayan and Amanda Malatek closed out the round, edging Darien Sears and Sam Droop at No. 3, 8-7.
The Chants followed up their doubles performance with four singles points, all coming in straight sets.
Yazawa, playing at No. 3, took a 7-6, 6-1 decision over Droop while Babayan snagged a point for the Chants at No. 4, defeating Gabby Winter 6-4, 6-1.
Freshman Romane Delay bested Logan Antill at No. 5, 6-3, 6-4, and Malatek closed out Coastal’s run with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat of Kaufmann at No. 6.
Navy’s two points came at Nos. 1 and 2, where Snook defeated Scott and Sears held the advantage on Kowal.
“Our team performed well today in the heat,” said Chanticleer coach Catherine Hewitt. “We struggled a bit at the top of our lineup, but the bottom stepped up. Today was a solid win against a good team.”
The Chants conclude their matches in Orlando, Fla., tomorrow when they square off against Chicago State in a 12:30 p.m. match.
Coastal Carolina 5, Navy 2
1. Erin Snook (NAVY) def. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-3
2. Darien Sears (NAVY) def. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) 6-2, 7-6
3. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) def. Sam Droop (NAVY) 7-6, 6-1
4. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Gabby Winter (NAVY) 6-4, 6-1
5. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. Logan Antill (NAVY) 6-3, 6-4
6. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Noelle Kaufmann (NAVY) 6-2, 6-4
1. KOWAL, Kourtney/YAZAWA, Honami (COASTAL) def. Noelle Kaufmann/Mikaela Carlson (NAVY) 8-4
2. SCOTT, Libby/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) def. Erin Snook/Logan Antill (NAVY) 8-2
3. BABAYAN, Marie/MALATEK, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Darien Sears/Sam Droop (NAVY) 8-7
Coastal Carolina 9-2