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Coastal Women's Tennis Falls 7-0 at #56 Winthrop

The Big South women's tennis championship begins on Monday in Boiling Springs, N.C.

       

Libby Scott

Libby Scott

April 12, 2014

Rock Hill, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team closed out its regular season schedule with a 7-0 loss at #56 Winthrop on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Chanticleers’ Big South record drops to 5-4, ensuring them the fifth seed in the conference tournament and a first-round matchup against Campbell next week. 

Winthrop, meanwhile, improves to 14-4, 8-1 and currently holds second place in the Big South standings. 

The Eagles started the match with a sweep of the three doubles courts to take the opening point. 

Libby Scott and Honami Yazawa fell in an 8-4 match at No. 1 to Andressa and Alice Garcia. At No. 2, Winthrop’s Ekin Gunaysu and Caitlin Cridland picked up an 8-4 win over Marie Babayan and Amanda Malatek. Tijana Uzelac and Beth Williamson closed out doubles for Winthrop with an 8-7 tiebreaking-win at No. 3 over Kourtney Kowal and Dominique De Wit

Winthrop’s impressive play continued as the match shifted to singles, taking the match’s six remaining points, four of which came in straight sets. 

Andressa Garcia defeated Scott at No. 1 by a 6-2, 6-3 decision, while Alice Garcia prevailed over Yazawa at No. 2, 6-3, 7-6. 

Coastal’s Romane Delay was bested in straight sets at No. 3 by Cridland, and Uzelac outlasted Kowal in three sets at No. 4. 

Gunaysu came away from the No. 5 match against Malatek with a 6-4, 6-1 win, and Monica Aguado claimed a three-set win at No. 6 over Babayan. 

The Big South Conference women’s tennis championship begins on Monday with first-round action in Boiling Springs, N.C. The Chanticleers lost their only match against Campbell this season by a 4-3 score back on March 27. 

 Fans can follow the Chanticleers’ progress in the Big South tournament next week right here on GoCCUSports.com. 

Big South Women's Tennis Championship Schedule

Monday, April 14 - First Round
Match 1: No. 7 UNC Asheville (11-9, 3-9 Big South) vs. No. 10 Presbyterian (8-16-1, 0-9), 10:00am
Match 2: No. 8 Gardner-Webb (9-12, 2-7) vs. No. 9 Longwood (3-10, 1-8), 10:00am 

Tuesday, April 15 - Quarterfinals
Match 3: No. 1 Charleston Southern (15-3, 9-0) vs. Winner Match 2, 11:30am
Match 4: No. 4 Campbell (13-8, 6-3) vs. No. 5 Coastal Carolina (17-6, 5-4), 11:30am
Match 5: No. 2 Winthrop (15-4, 8-1) vs. Winner Match 1, 2:30pm
Match 6: No. 3 Liberty (14-8, 7-2) vs. No. 6 Radford (10-12, 4-5), 2:30pm 

Wednesday, April 16 - Semifinals
Match 7: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 2:30pm
Match 8: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6, 2:30pm 

Thursday, April 17 - Championship
Match 9: Winner Match 7 vs. Winner Match 8, 2:30pm

#56 Winthrop 7, Coastal Carolina 0
Singles competition
1. Andressa Garcia (WU) def. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-3
2. Alice Garcia (WU) def. Yazawa, Honami (COASTAL) 6-3, 7-6
3. Caitlin Cridland (WU) def. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-4
4. Tijana Uzelac (WU) def. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) 5-7, 6-2, 10-3
5. Ekin Gunaysu (WU) def. Malatek, Amanda (COASTAL) 6-4, 6-1
6. Monica Aguado (WU) def. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) 3-6, 6-4, 10-1

Doubles competition
1. Alice Garcia/Andressa Garcia (WU) def. SCOTT, Libby/YAZAWA, Honami (COASTAL) 8-4
2. Ekin Gunaysu/Caitlin Cridland (WU) def. BABAYAN, Marie/MALATEK, Amanda (COASTAL) 8-4
3. Tijana Uzelac/Beth Williamson (WU) def. KOWAL, Kourtney/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) 8-7

Match Notes:
Coastal Carolina 17-6 (5-4)
Winthrop 14-4 (8-1); National ranking #56