Chants Defeat Radford in Final Home Match

Coastal travels to Charleston Southern on Wednesday and Winthrop on Saturday to close out regular season.


Libby Scott

April 7, 2014

Final Stats

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team closed out its final home match of the season in a winning fashion, downing Radford 5-2 on Monday morning at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. 

The win gives the Chanticleers a 17-4 overall record and improves their Big South record to 5-2, keeping them in fifth place in the conference. Radford, meanwhile, falls to 8-10 overall, and remains directly behind Coastal in the conference standings with a 3-4 record. 

The match began with singles due to anticipated weather in Conway. 

Freshman Marie Babayan gave Coastal its first point of the match with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5 over Gisela Garcia. 

Radford countered with a point at No. 4, where Grace Sarver bested Romane Delay 6-1, 6-2. 

Sophomore Libby Scott regained the lead for the Chants, downing Taylor Newman in straight sets at No. 1 to advance her singles record against Big South opponents to 7-0. 

Freshman Honami Yazawa put the Chants up 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2 over Radford’s Gemma Valls, and senior Amanda Malatek clinched the match for Coastal at No. 6, besting Sara Andrade 6-4, 6-4. 

The No. 4 singles match between Radford’s Meg Napolitano and Coastal’s Kourtney Kowal was cut short in the third set since the match was already clinched. Tied at 4-4 in the third set, Napolitano and Kowal played a tiebreaker, with Napolitano coming out on top 8-6. 

Coastal grabbed the final point of the match as play shifted to doubles, claiming wins on all three courts. 

Yazawa and Scott teamed up to deliver to an 8-4 loss to Valls and Newman at No. 1, while Dominique De Wit and partner Delay won an 8-6 match against Napolitano and Sarver at No. 2. Malatek and Babayan won their 13th doubles match of the season together at No. 3 with an 8-2 decision at No. 3. 

The Chants take to the road for the remainder of the regular season, traveling to first-place Charleston Southern (13-3, 7-0) on Wednesday before the closing out the regular season at third-place #62 Winthrop (12-4, 5-1) on Saturday. 

Coastal Carolina 5, Radford 2
Singles competition
1. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. NEWMAN, Taylor (RAD) 6-2, 6-3
2. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) def. VALLS, Gemma (RAD) 6-4, 6-4
3. NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) def. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) 4-6, 6-3, 4-4 (8-6)
4. SARVER, Grace (RAD) def. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-2
5. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. GARCIA, Gisela (RAD) 6-1, 6-1
6. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. ANDRADE, Sara (RAD) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. YAZAWA, Honami/SCOTT, Libby (COASTAL) def. VALLS, Gemma/NEWMAN, Taylor (RAD) 8-4
2. DE WIT, Dominique/DELAY, Romane (COASTAL) def. NAPOLITANO, Meg/SARVER, Grace (RAD) 8-6
3. MALATEK, Amanda/BABAYAN, Marie (COASTAL) def. FAY, Taylor/GARCIA, Gisela (RAD) 8-2

Match Notes:
Radford 8-10 (3-4)
Coastal Carolina 17-4 (5-2)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,4,1,2,6,3)



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