April 2, 2010
CONWAY, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina University women's tennis team was in another tight battle, coming out on top of a 4-3 decision over visiting East Carolina, Friday, April 2 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. With the victory, the Chanticleers moved to 14-4 on the year, while the Pirates fell to 12-7.
Coastal took the first point of the day with victories in two of the three doubles matches. The Chants got the wins at No. 2 and No. 3, while ECU got a win at No. 1. At No. 2, Paty Cortes and Mary Hill earned an 8-4 victory over Petra Vogel and Yilian Zhang, 8-4, while Caityln Brooksbank and Maria Camberos defeated Natalie Collins and Tamara Sachs at No. 3, 8-5 to give CCU a 1-0 lead.
In singles, the two teams split the six matches, with the Chants getting wins at No. 2, 5 and 6. Cortes and Mary Hill earned straight set wins at No. 5 and 6, respectively, but the match came down to the three-set battle at No. 2 between Miki Bunea and Vogel. Bunea took the first set in a tiebreaker, but Vogel won the second 6-2. In the full third set, Bunea got the key break and pulled out a 6-3 victory to earn the team win for the Chants.
"This is another 4-3 match down to the wire," Head Coach Jody Davis said. "Our girls came through today. This was a great college tennis match and my hat is off to both teams."
The Chants are next in action Wednesday, April 7 at UNC Wilmington. The match is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.
Coastal Carolina 4, East Carolina 3
1. COOK, Jessica (ECU) def. Bolesky, Lexi (COASTAL) 7-5, 7-5
2. Bunea, Miki (COASTAL) def. VOGEL, Petra (ECU) 7-6, 2-6, 6-3
3. COLLINS, Natalie (ECU) def. Webb, Kim (COASTAL) 6-4, 7-5
4. LePOTTIER, Audrey (ECU) def. Camberos, Maria (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-2
5. Cortes, Paty (COASTAL) def. ZHANG, Yilian (ECU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Hill, Mary (COASTAL) def. RICHMOND, Abby (ECU) 6-0, 6-1
1. LePOTTIER, Audrey/COOK, Jessica (ECU) def. BOLESKY, Lexi/BUNEA, Miki (COASTAL) 8-6
2. CORTES, Paty/HILL, Mary (COASTAL) def. VOGEL, Petra/ZHANG, Yilian (ECU) 8-4
3. BROOKSBANK, Caitlyn/CAMBEROS, Maria (COASTAL) def. COLLINS, Natalie/SACHS, Tamara (ECU) 8-5
East Carolina 12-7
Coastal Carolina 14-4, 3-1 Big South