Women's Tennis Takes 6-1 Win at Presbyterian

The Chants return to Conway for their final two matches of the season.


Dominique De Wit

April 7, 2013

Clinton, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team rebounded from Saturday’s loss by taking a 6-1 win over Presbyterian on Sunday afternoon. 

The Chanticleers (10-8, 5-2) dominated doubles play, sweeping all three matches to take the first point over the Blue Hose (7-14, 0-7). 

Coastal’s No. 1 pair of Shelby Bates and Kourtney Kowal won a tough 9-7 match over Lindsay Krause and Greer Ransom of Presbyterian. Dominique De Wit and Libby Scott teamed up to hand an 8-2 loss to Caroline de Loach and Kayla Stanford at No. 2.

Mikaela Davies and Alicia Robinson followed with a 8-5 win at No. 3 over Patricia Alves and Courtney Gardiner. 

Coastal’s impressive play continued into singles, where the Chants won five of the six singles decisions. 

Scott won her fourteenth singles match of the season with a 7-3, 7-6 (4) victory over Greer. Bates followed at No. 2, defeating Alves 7-5, 6-4. Robinson downed Gardiner in straight sets at No. 4, 6-2, 6-2. De Wit, playing at No. 6, also won in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) and Kowal won by retirement at No. 5 singles. 

De Loach picked up the Blue Hose’s lone point, winning a three-set contest at No. 3 over Davies, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. 

“The girls did a great job of rebounding after a tough loss yesterday,” said coach Catherine Hewitt. “They all showed a lot more heart and desire than in yesterday’s match.” 

The Chants have two more home matches to close out the 2013 season. They will host Charleston Southern on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. match, and Winthrop on Saturday at 10 a.m.


Coastal Carolina 6, Presbyterian College 1

Singles competition

1. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. RANSOM, Greer (PCW) 7-3, 7-6 (7-4)

2. Bates, Shelby (COASTAL) def. ALVES, Patricia (PCW) 7-5, 6-4

3. deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) def. Davies, Mikaela (COASTAL) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

4. Robinson, Alicia (COASTAL) def. GARDINER, Courtney (PCW) 6-2, 6-2

5. KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) def. STANFORD, Kayla (PCW) 4-1, retired

6. De Wit, Dominique (COASTAL) def. LEAHY, Lucia (PCW) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. KOWAL, Kortney/BATES, Shelby (COASTAL) def. KRAUSE, Lindsay/RANSOM, Greer (PCW) 9-7

2. DE WIT, Dominique/SCOTT, Libby (COASTAL) def. deLOACH, Caroline/STANFORD, Kayla (PCW) 8-2

3. DAVIES, Mikaela/ROBINSON, Alicia (COASTAL) def. ALVES, Patricia/GARDINER, Courtney (PCW) 8-5

Match Notes:

Coastal Carolina 10-8, 5-2 Big South

Presbyterian College 7-14, 0-7 Big South



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