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Chants Topple Chicago State to End Florida Trip Unbeaten

       

Libby Scott

Libby Scott

March 12, 2014

Orlando, Fla. - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team ended its spring break trip to Florida on Wednesday with 6-1 win over Chicago State. With the win the Chanticleers (10-2) remain undefeated in their three neutral-site matches this season. 

The Chants opened the contest sweeping all three doubles matches, the ninth time they have done so this season. 

Kourtney Kowal and Honami Yazawa won their eighth match as a doubles pair, downing Carynee Lloyd and Kirsa Utech 8-4 at No. 1. 

Coastal’s No. 2 pair of Libby Scott and Dominique De Wit won their sixth doubles match together, knocking off Karyn Emeralda and Hanna Pangestu 8-6 to remain undefeated. 

Amanda Malatek and Marie Babayan rounded out the Coastal duos, teaming up to deliver an 8-2 loss to Faith Huckabee and Sabrine Navarro at No. 3. 

The Chants proceeded to win four of the six singles matches in straight sets, and one by retirement due to injury, to close out the match. 

Scott rebounded from yesterday’s loss to Navy at No. 1 with a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Lloyd. Yazawa defeated Huckabee at No. 3 by a similar 6-2, 6-2 score, as did Babayan at No. 4, earning the win over Pangestu. 

Malatek, playing at No. 6, shut out Navarro and Delay won by retirement at No. 5 after Yusta could not continue her match. 

Chicago State’s Utech won the Cougars’ lone point, besting Kowal at No. 2 6-2, 6-4. 

“The team played in windy conditions today but were able to execute in most positions,” said Chanticleer coach Catherine Hewitt. “We had a great trip down to Orlando with solid matches to prepare us for our upcoming match against UNC Asheville.” 

The Chanticleers and the UNCA Bulldogs are set to square off at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.

Coastal Carolina 6, Chicago State 1
Singles competition
1. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. Carynne Lloyd (CSU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Kirsa Utech (CSU) def. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-4
3. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) def. Faith Huckabee (CSU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Hanna Pangestu (CSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. Gema Bolado Yusta (CSU) 6-0, 1-0, retired
6. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Sabrine Navarro (CSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. KOWAL, Kourtney/YAZAWA, Honami (COASTAL) def. Carynne Lloyd/Kirsa Utech (CSU) 8-4
2. SCOTT, Libby/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) def. Karyn Emeralda/Hanna Pangestu (CSU) 8-6
3. MALATEK, Amanda/BABAYAN, Marie (COASTAL) def. Faith Huckabee/Sabrine Navarro (CSU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Chicago State 5-12
Coastal Carolina 10-2