March 22, 2011
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team won for the fifth time in its last six matches Tuesday afternoon in a 6-1 victory over Binghamton from the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Coastal Carolina (12-4) posted wins in two of the three doubles matches to win the point and grab an early 1-0 lead. Juniors Miki Bunea and Diana Mortlock turned in an 8-3 win over Jillian Santos and Yulia Smirnova at the No. 2 position to put the Chants in prime position to win the point.
Senior Lexi Bolesky and freshman Mikaela Kristofersson clinched the point for Coastal with an 8-4 win over Anna Edelman and Yagmure Gone at No. 1.
Mortlock put the Chants ahead 2-0 after she defeated Emma Leibowicz 6-2, 6-1 and No. 5 singles. The Bearcats cut the Chanticleer lead in half, however, when Smirnova posted a victory at No. 3 to leave Binghamton trailing 2-1.
Freshman Maria Hesketh upped the Coastal lead to 3-1 when she bested Jennifer Fridman 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6, while Kristofersson sealed the victory by downing Marina Bykovskaya 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 4 position.
Bunea earned a 6-2, 6-7, 10-5 win over Santos at No. 2 before Bolesky capped the match with a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Edelman at the No. 1 position.
“This was a good win against a quality team,” Coastal Carolina head coach Jody Davis said. “Hopefully we can build on this win and continue to improve.”
Coastal Carolina returns to action Wednesday at 3 p.m. when the Chanticleers host West Virginia State from the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Lexi Bolesky & Mikaela Kristofersson (Coastal Carolina) def. Anna Edelman & Yagmur Gone (Binghamton) 8-4
Miki Bunea & Diana Mortlock (Coastal Carolina) def. Jillian Santos & Yulia Smirnova (Binghamton) 8-3
Marina Bykovskaya & Emma Leibowicz (Binghamton) def. Maria Hesketh & Amanda Malatek (Coastal Carolina) 9-8
Lexi Bolesky (Coastal Carolina) def. Anna Edelman (Binghamton) 6-4, 7-6
Miki Bunea (Coastal Carolina) def. Jillian Santos (Binghamton) 6-2, 6-7, 10-5
Yulia Smirnova (Binghamton) def. Caitlyn Brooksbank (Coastal Carolina) 6-3, 6-2
Mikaela Kristofersson (Coastal Carolina) def. Marina Bykovskaya (Binghamton) 6-4, 6-2
Diana Mortlock (Coastal Carolina) def. Emma Leibowicz (Binghamton) 6-2, 6-1
Maria Hesketh (Coastal Carolina) def. Jennifer Fridman (Binghamton) 6-3, 6-1