Women's Tennis Wins Fifth Straight Over ECU

Freshman Honami Yazawa won her 12th singles match of the season.


Marie Babayn

March 21, 2014

Final Stats

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team won its fifth consecutive match Friday afternoon, defeating the East Carolina Pirates 6-1 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. With the win, the Chanticleers (13-2, 1-1) broke the Pirates (9-7, 0-0) streak of four consecutive wins. 

Coastal struck first, with each team trading doubles matches before the Chants clinched the opening point with a win at No. 2. 

Amanda Malatek and Marie Babayan struck first for the Chants, downing Melis Tanik and Betsy Zurawel 8-4 at No. 3. 

ECU countered with an 8-6 at No. 1 as Dana Gray and Maria Storoheva edged Honami Yazawa and Kourtney Kowal

Libby Scott and Dominique De Wit sealed the doubles point for the Chants at No. 2 with an 8-6 win over Michelle Castro and Emily Goreneveld. 

Yazawa gave the Chants a 2-0 lead as played shifted to singles, grabbing a point at No. 3 after defeating Storozheva 6-4, 6-1. The win extends the freshman's impressive overall singles record to 12-1. 

Delay put the Chants up 3-0, winning her ninth singles match of the season as she bested Goreneveld at No. 4, 6-2, 6-0. 

Babayan clinched the match for the Chants at No. 5, winning the match's fourth point with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 5 over Gray. 

Malatek won in straight sets at No. 6 and Scott won a three-set tiebreaker at No. 1 to give the Chants their final two points. Malatek defeated Zurawel 6-2, 6-4, while Scott won her third set 10-8 over Castro after winning the first 6-3 and falling in the second 4-6. 

Tanik recorded ECU's lone point, outlasting Kowal in a three-set thriller, 2-6, 6-2, 10-5. 

Next on the Chants' schedule is a 2 p.m. meeting with in-conference rival Campbell on March 25, in Buies Creek, N.C. 

Coastal Carolina 6, East Carolina 1
Singles competition
1. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. Michelle Castro (ECU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
2. Melis Tanik (ECU) def. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) 2-6, 6-2, 10-5
3. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) def. Maria Storozheva (ECU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. Emily Goreneveld (ECU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Dana Gray (ECU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Betsy Zurawel (ECU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Dana Gray/Maria Storozheva (ECU) def. YAZAWA, Honami/KOWAL, Kourtney (COASTAL) 8-6
2. SCOTT, Libby/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) def. Michelle Castro/Emily Goreneveld (ECU) 8-6
3. MALATEK, Amanda/BABAYAN, Marie (COASTAL) def. Melis Tanik/Betsy Zurawel (ECU) 8-4

Match Notes:
East Carolina 9-7 (0-0)
Coastal Carolina 13-2 (1-1)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,4,5,6,2,1)



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