April 2, 2011
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team won its fourth straight match following a 5-2 victory over Charlotte Saturday afternoon from the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Charlotte jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point by winning two of the three matches. Despite losing the point, juniors Miki Bunea and Diana Mortlock earned a win at No. 2 when the duo defeated Emmanuelle Briant and Iveta Guneva 8-3.
The Chanticleers tied the score 1-1 after Bunea downed Andrea Rivera 6-1, ret. at the No. 2 singles position. Senior Lexi Bolesky put Coastal ahead 2-0 when she bested Alexandra Zinn 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1.
Coastal pushed its lead to 3-1 following a 6-3, 6-0 win by Mikaela Kristofersson over Briant at the No. 4 position. Mortlock clinched the win for the Chants when she defeated Anna Ekelund 6-2, 7-5 at No. 5.
Senior Caitlyn Brooksbank turned in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Gabi Vergara at No. 3.
"Charlotte came in really ready to play today and they tested us," Coastal Carolina head coach Jody Davis said. "Hopefully this was a great way to prepare us for a big match tomorrow with Winthrop."
Coastal Carolina returns to action Sunday at noon when the Chants host Winthrop from the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Andrea Rivera & Alexandra Zinn (Charlotte) def. Lexi Bolesky & Mikaela Kristofersson (Coastal Carolina) 8-2
Miki Bunea & Diana Mortlock (Coastal Carolina) def. Emmanuelle Briant & Iveta Guneva (Charlotte) 8-3
Gabi Vergara & Anna Ekelund (Charlotte) def. Caitlyn Brooksbank & Maria Hesketh (Coastal Carolina) 8-6
Lexi Bolesky (Coastal Carolina) def. Alexandra Zinn (Charlotte) 6-0, 6-0
Miki Bunea (Coastal Carolina) def. Andrea Rivera (Charlotte) 6-1, ret.
Caitlyn Brooksbank (Coastal Carolina) def. Gabi Vergara (Charlotte) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Mikaela Kristofersson (Coastal Carolina) def. Emmanuelle Briant (Charlotte) 6-3, 6-0
Diana Mortlock (Coastal Carolina) def. Anna Ekelund (Charlotte) 6-2, 7-5
Iveta Guneva (Charlotte) def. Maria Hesketh (Coastal Carolina) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4