March 22, 2013
Greenville, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team lost its fourth straight away match, falling 5-2 at East Carolina on Friday afternoon.
With the loss, the Chanticleers now own an 8-7 record, while East Carolina improves to 10-5.
The Chants were unable to capture the doubles point as East Carolina received wins from the No. 1 pair of Nicole LaDuca and Neena Wanka and the No. 2 pair of Melis Tanik and Yilian Zhang.
In singles action, Libby Scott won her fifth straight match at No. 1, downing Neena Wanko in a three set contest, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. Alicia Robinson, playing at No. 5, also picked up a point for the Chants, winning out over Nicole LaDuca of East Carolina 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
East Carolina would claim the four remaining points as Tanik, Zhang, Terpko and Abby Richmond all won their respective matches.
The Chants have a short turnaround before their next match on Saturday. Coastal will host non-conference opponent Albany for a 2 p.m. match.
EAST CAROLINA 5, COASTAL CAROLINA 2
No. 1 - Libby Scott (COASTAL) def. Neena Wanko (ECU) 6-4, 6-7, 6-2
No. 2 - Melis Tanik (ECU) def. Mikaela Davies (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 - Yilian Zhang (ECU) def. Shelby Bates (COASTAL) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 - Danielle Terpko (ECU) def. Kourtney Kowal (COASTAL) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 - Alicia Robinson (COASTAL) def. Nicole LaDuca (ECU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 - Abby Richmond (ECU) def. Dominique De Wit (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 - LaDuca/Wanko (ECU) def. Bates/Kowal (COASTAL) 8-6
No. 2 - Tanik/Zhang (ECU) def. Davies/Robinson (COASTAL) 8-4
No. 3 - de Witt/Scott (COASTAL) def. Dana Gray/Terpko (ECU) 8-4
Team Records: Coastal Carolina 8-7, East Carolina 10-5