Women's Tennis Defeats Emory, 4-3


April 1, 2017

Final Stats

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team fell behind early in Saturday afternoon's match versus Emory at the Stevens Tennis Complex, but had a good showing in singles play to hold on for a 4-3 win.

Emory opened the match by capturing the doubles point and taking a 1-0 lead, but Coastal responded by winning four straight singles matches to clinch the victory.

All three doubles courts were decided by 7-5 scores, but Emory captured the point on the third and second courts thanks to the pairings of Michelle Satterfield/Daniela Lopez and Michelle DeMeo/Paula Castro, respectively.

Marie Babayan opened singles with a straight-sets win over Lopez at No. 3 to even the match. Maria Khomchenko then put the chants in front with a 6-4, 7-6 win at No. 6.

Rylie Cox took the first court, 6-4, 7-6, to give the Chants a 3-1 lead, and Sara Bondar capped the match on the fourth court, topping Katarina Su in three sets.

Emory closed the match with points on the second and fifth courts.

"This was a great team effort today," said coach Catherine Hewitt. "We did a lot of little things right that propelled us to this win. Emory is a well-coached, solid team, and it was great to get this win today."

Next up, Coastal dips back into conference play with a pair of Sun Belt matches against South Alabama (April 8) and Georgia State (April 9) in Mobile, Ala.

Coastal Carolina 4, Emory University 3
Singles competition
1. Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) def. Bridget Harding (EUW) 6-4, 7-6
2. Michelle Satterfield (EUW) def. Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6
3. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Daniela Lopez (EUW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. Katarina Su (EUW) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
5. Melissa Goodman (EUW) def. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6
6. Khomchenko, Maria (COASTAL) def. Paula Castro (EUW) 6-4, 7-6

Doubles competition
1. Babayan, Marie/Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. Katarina Su/Bridget Harding (EUW) 7-5
2. Michelle Satterfield/Daniela Lopez (EUW) def. Cox, Rylie/Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) 7-5
3. Michelle DeMeo/Paula Castro (EUW) def. Delay, Romane/Tiefel, Alexa (COASTAL) 7-5

Match Notes:
Emory University 6-3
Coastal Carolina 14-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,6,1,4,2,5)



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