Coastal Downs PC for Share of Regular Season Championship
Clinton, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team clinched a share of the Big South regular season championship on Saturday as the Chanticleers ended their regular season schedule with a 7-0 blanking of Presbyterian at the Templeton Tennis Center.
Coastal (14-5, 8-1) splits the regular season title with Charleston Southern, and will enter the conference tournament on Wednesday as the second seed as the Bucs hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. It is the third regular season conference championship in the program's history.
Presbyterian, meanwhile, falls to 12-10, 1-8 with the loss and remains in last place in the conference.
The Chants started the match with a sweep on the doubles courts to gain a 1-0 match advantage.
Coastal's third pairing of Mila Majtan and Cari Berry won by default as Presbyterian was unable to field a pair. Honami Yazawa and Marie Babayan followed with an 8-1 victory at No. 2, and Sara Bondar and Libby Scott closed the doubles round with an 8-4 win on the first court.
Natalie Wall won by default at No. 6 to begin singles. Majtan finished second with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Antonia Conze at No. 4, and Yazawa clinched the match for the Chants with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Carolina deLoach at No. 3.
Scott (No. 1) and Bondar (No. 4) each won in straight sets, and Romane Delay closed the match with a three-set win over C.M. Andrews at No. 2.
Scott closes the regular season with a perfect 9-0 singles record against Big South opponents.
Coastal will be idle the first day of the Big South tournament, which begins on Wednesday with two first round matches and a quarterfinal match between the No. 4 and 5 seeds. The Chanticleers' first appearance on the courts in Asheville, N.C. will be Thursday, Apirl 16 when Coastal faces the winner of the No. 7/10 first round match.
Coastal Carolina 7, Presbyterian College 0
1. Scott, Libby (COASTALW) def. NUTTALL, Brittany (PCW) 6-2, 6-4
2. Delay, Romane (COASTALW) def. ANDREWS, C.M. (PCW) 6-3, 2-6, 10-3
3. Yazawa, Honami (COASTALW) def. deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) 6-2, 6-3
4. Bondar, Sara (COASTALW) def. MCBRIDE, Sara (PCW) 6-0, 7-6
5. MAJTAN, Mila (COASTALW) def. CONZE, Antonia (PCW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Wall, Natalie (COASTALW) def. No player (PCW), by default
1. BONDAR, Sara/SCOTT, Libby (COASTALW) def. NUTTALL, Brittany/ANDREWS, C.M. (PCW) 8-4
2. YAZAWA, Honami/BABAYAN, Marie (COASTALW) def. MCBRIDE, Sara/deLOACH, Caroline (PCW) 8-1
3. MAJTAN, Mila/BERRY, Cari (COASTALW) def. No Player (PCW) by default
Coastal Carolina 14-5, 8-1
Presbyterian College 12-10, 1-8
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,3,1,2,4)