Coastal Continues Unbeaten Streak Versus Winthrop
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team won its 12th straight match on Saturday afternoon, defeating the visiting Winthrop Eagles 5-2 at the Coastal Carolina Tennis Complex. The Chanticleers' current winning streak matches that of the 2008-09 team that won 12 straight matches to open the season.
Saturday's win also keeps the Chants in first place in the Big South with a 7-0 record. Winthrop, meanwhile, falls to 9-11, 5-2.
Winthrop started the day with a doubles win at No. 1, but the Chants responded on the second and third courts to take the match's opening point.
Sara Bondar and Cari Berry defeated Camille Amrani and Monica Aguardo on the third doubles court, 8-2, while Honami Yazawa and Libby Scott paired to deliver an 8-6 loss to Ekin Gunaysu and Tijana Uzelac at No. 2 to clinch the point.
Mariana Humberg evened the match for Winthrop at 1-1 after taking the first singles point with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Romane Delay at No. 3 singles.
Bondar quickly put the Chants back in front after dispatching Uzelac 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4. Berry extended the lead to 3-1 at No. 6 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Amrani, and Babayan clinched the match on the fifth court after downing Aguado 6-5, 6-3.
Scott was Coastal's final singles winner, defeating Garcia in three sets at No. 1.
Coastal's next match versus Charleston Southern on April 8 will be its last home match of the season. The Chants and Bucs are slated to begin at 1 p.m.
Coastal Carolina 5, Winthrop 2
1. Scott, Libby (COASTALW) def. GARCIA, Alice (WU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. GUNAYSU, Ekin (WU) def. Yazawa, Honami (COASTALW) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5
3. HUMBERG, Mariana (WU) def. Delay, Romane (COASTALW) 6-2, 6-0
4. Bondar, Sara (COASTALW) def. UZELAC, Tijana (WU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Babayan, Marie (COASTALW) def. AGUADO, Monica (WU) 6-5, 6-3
6. Berry, Cari (COASTALW) def. AMRANI, Camille` (WU) 6-3, 6-0
1. GARCIA, Alice/HUMBERG, Mariana (WU) def. DELAY, Romane/WALL, Natalie (COASTALW) 8-0
2. YAZAWA, Honami/SCOTT, Libby (COASTALW) def. GUNAYSU, Ekin/UZELAC, Tijana (WU) 8-6
3. BONDAR, Sara/BERRY, Cari (COASTALW) def. AMRANI, Camille`/AGUADO, Monica (WU) 8-2
Winthrop 9-11, 5-2
Coastal Carolina 13-4, 7-0
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (3,4,6,5,1,2)