Coastal Tallies First Sun Belt Conference Victory
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team won its first ever Sun Belt Conference match on Saturday as the Chanticleers blanked Appalachian State, 4-0, in a natural-site contest at the Wallis Tennis Center.
Coastal (13-3, 1-0) captured the doubles point with wins on the first and second courts, and won three straight singles points to finish off the match.
Sara Bondar and Marie Babayan blanked Gabrielle Wreder and Megan Mullen on the first doubles court. Natalie Wall and Rylie Cox followed with a 6-1 win at No. 2 over Heidi Swope and McKayla Zupan to finish the point.
Coastal's singles points came on the first, third and fourth courts via Cox, Babayan and Bondar, respectively.
All three Chants captured their points in straight sets.
The remaining matches went unfinished once Coastal had sealed the match.
Coastal Carolina 4, Appalachian State 0
1. Cox, Rylie (CCU) def. Heidi Swope (APPW) 6-2, 6-4
2. Wall, Natalie (CCU) vs. Rebecca Morse (APPW) unfinished
3. Babayan, Marie (CCU) def. Gabrielle Wreder (APPW) 6-2, 6-3
4. Bondar, Sara (CCU) def. Melissa Machado (APPW) 6-2, 6-4
5. Delay, Romane (CCU) vs. Taylor Bygrave (APPW) unfinished
6. Khomchenko, Maria (CCU) vs. Megan Mullen (APPW) unfinished
1. Babayan, Marie/Bondar, Sara (CCU) def. Gabrielle Wreder/Megan Mullen (APPW) 6-0
2. Wall, Natalie/Cox, Rylie (CCU) def. Heidi Swope/McKayla Zupan (APPW) 6-1
3. Tiefel, Alexa/Khomchenko, Maria (CCU) vs. Melissa Machado/Taylor Bygrave (APPW) unfinished