Coastal Blanks UNCA for First Conference Win

The Chants recorded their fifth shutout of the season against UNCA.


Romane Delay

March 15, 2014

Final Stats

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team won its first match against a Big South opponent this season in convincing fashion with a 7-0 sweep of UNC Asheville at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. The Chanticleers (11-2) now hold a conference record of 1-1 after what was the first Big South match for the Bulldogs (7-4, 0-1). 

Partners Kourtney Kowal and Honami Yazawa paired up at No. 1 to take the first of three doubles matches. The Chants’ top pair delivered an 8-5 loss to Zoe Hamel and Erica Rivero. 

Libby Scott and Dominique De Wit followed at No. 2 with an 8-4 decision over Christin Boissevain and Amryn Soldier of UNC Asheville. 

Amanda Malatek and Marie Babayan finished the sweep at No. 3 with an 8-6 win over Emily McNall and Gillian Lewis. 

The Chants proceeded to sweep all six singles points, five of them coming in straight sets. 

Kowal defeated Hamel at No. 1 6-2, 6-1 while Scott grabbed a point for Coastal at No. 2 with a 6-3, 6-0, win over Rivero. 

Yazawa bested Soldier at No. 3, 6-2, 6-1, and Delay won a tight three-set match at No. 4. Delay took an easy first set 6-1 before falling in close second set, 6-7. Boissevain could not hold on as Delay won the tiebreaking third set 10-7. 

Babayan and Malatek closed out the match for the Chants, taking points at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively. 

The Chants now face a three-match stretch of non-conference foes before jumping back into Big South play, beginning with Virginia Tech on Sunday. The match is set for 10 a.m. at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.

Schedule Note: Sunday's match against Virginia Tech has been moved up to 8 a.m. due to impending weather.

Coastal Carolina 7, UNC Asheville 0
Singles competition
1. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) def. HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) 6-2, 6-1
2. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. RIVERO, Erica (ASHW) 6-3, 6-0
3. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) def. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-1, 6-7, 10-7
5. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. McNALL, Emily (ASHW) 7-5, 6-1
6. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. KOWAL, Kourtney/YAZAWA, Honami (COASTAL) def. HAMEL, Zoe/RIVERO, Erica (ASHW) 8-5
2. SCOTT, Libby/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin/SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 8-4
3. MALATEK, Amanda/BABAYAN, Marie (COASTAL) def. McNALL, Emily/LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) 8-6

Match Notes:
UNC Asheville 7-4 (0-1)
Coastal Carolina 11-2 (1-1)



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