April 9, 2014
Charleston, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team was defeated 6-1 by #73 Charleston Southern on Wednesday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex. The Chanticleers drop to 17-5, 5-3 with the loss while the Buccaneers improve to 14-3, 8-0 to remain in first place in the Big South.
Charleston Southern took all three doubles decisions to claim the match’s opening point.
Coastal’s top pair of Kourtney Kowal and Honami Yazawa fell 8-2 to Yvonne Hubler and Alexandra Walters, while Marie Babayan and Amanda Malatek lost by the same score the CSU’s second pairing of Alia Nour and Mi’Kola Cooper.
As play shifted to singles the Buccaneers took the first three singles points to clinch the match.
Walters posted a 6-1, 6-1 score at No. 3 over Romane Delay, while Hubler grabbed a point at No. 2 with three-set win over Yazawa. Luecke took the match-winning point over Kowal at No. 4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
Malatek won Coastal’s lone point at No. 5 in three sets against Cooper. After falling in the first set 4-6, Malatek rallied to win the second in a tiebreaker before finishing the match with a 6-3 third set.
Placha at No. 1, and Nour at No. 6 won CSU’s fifth and sixth points.
“Charleston Southern outplayed us today,” said Chanticleer head coach Catherine Hewitt. “I congratulate them on a job well done. We had our chances but just couldn’t convert.”
Coastal closes out its regular season on the road this weekend as the Chants travel to #56 Winthrop for a noon match on Saturday. Winthrop is 12-4 overall and sits in third place in the Big South with a 5-1 conference record.
#73 Charleston Southern 6, Coastal Carolina 1
1. Marketa Placha (CSU) def. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-2
2. Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
3. Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-1
4. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
5. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) def. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 (7-2)
6. Alia Nour (CSU) def. Majtan, Mila (COASTAL) 6-4, 6-7, 1-0 (7-5)
1. Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. KOWAL, Kourtney/YAZAWA, Honami (COASTAL) 8-2
2. Alia Nour/Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. BABAYAN, Marie/MALATEK, Amanda (COASTAL) 8-2
3. Marketa Placha/Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. DE WIT, Dominique/SCOTT, Libby (COASTAL) 8-5
Coastal Carolina 17-5, 5-3
Charleston Southern 14-3, 8-0; National ranking #73
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,4,2,5,6)