March 19, 2014
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team won its fourth consecutive match Wednesday afternoon as it defeated visiting Hofstra 4-0 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. Due to time constraints, the doubles point went uncontested and play between the Chanticleers (12-2, 1-1) and The Pride (0-5, 0-2) began with singles.
Sophomore Libby Scott gave the Chants a 1-0 lead with a straight sets win at No. 1, downing Sarah Bowen 6-4, 6-1.
Last week’s Big South Freshman of the Week honoree, Marie Babayan, gave Coastal its second point when she claimed a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 4 over Hofstra’s Guilia Leone.
The Nos. 2 and 3 singles matches went unfinished. Hofstra’s Louise Lopez had won the first set over Kourtney Kowal at No. 2 6-2, and the opponents were tied 3-3 in the second when the match came to an end. At No. 3, Coastal’s Romane Delay lost the first set 3-6, and was leading 5-2 in the second.
Next up for the Chants is non-conference opponent East Carolina, which makes the trip to Conway on Friday for a 2 p.m. match at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Coastal Carolina 4, Hofstra University 0
1. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. Sarah Bowen (HOFSTRAW) 6-4, 6-1
2. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) vs. Louise Lopez (HOFSTRAW) 2-6, 3-3, unfinished
3. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) vs. Carmen Pestano (HOFSTRAW) 3-6, 5-2, unfinished
4. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Giulia Leone (HOFSTRAW) 6-0, 6-2
5. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Bianca Derrick (HOFSTRAW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Majtan, Mila (COASTAL) def. Bianca Posa (HOFSTRAW) 6-0, 6-2
1. Carmen Pestano/Sarah Bowen (HOFSTRAW) vs. DELAY, Romane/KOWAL, Kourtney (COASTAL) no result
2. Bianca Derrick/Louise Lopez (HOFSTRAW) vs. SCOTT, Libby/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) no result
3. Giulia Leone/Bianca Posa (HOFSTRAW) vs. BABAYAN, Marie/MALATEK, Amanda (COASTAL) no result
Hofstra University 0-5, 0-2
Coastal Carolina 12-2, 1-1