Coastal Falls to Winthrop in Regular Season Finale


Libby Scott

April 13, 2013

Charlotte, N.C. - Freshman Libby Scott won her 16th singles match of the season, but the Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team could not hold on as the Winthrop Eagles (14-9, 8-0) took a 6-1 win over the Chanticleers Saturday afternoon at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. Coastal finishes the season with a 10-10 overall record, and a 5-4 Big South Conference record.

Scott also picked up her 15th doubles win of the season, teaming up with Mikaela Davies to hand an 8-6 loss to Caitlin Cridland and Tijana Uzelac. The Eagles would take the doubles point however, getting wins from the No. 1 pair of Yasmine Alkema and Andressa Garcia, and the No. 2 pair of Alice Garcia and Giovanna Portioli.

Scott provided the lone singles point for Coastal, downing Andressa Garcia in three sets at No. 1.

Winthrop grabbed the five remaining points. Alice Garcia bested Davies at No. 2, Portioli outlasted Shelby Bates at No. 3, Cridland downed Alicia Robinson in straight sets, Uzelac ousted Kourtney Kowal at No. 5 and Vanessa Ortiz fell to Ekin Gunaysu at No. 6.

“Winthrop is a very solid team,” said head coach Catherine Hewitt. “We fought hard and hung with them today. We are now looking forward to the conference tournament next week.”

The Chants will travel to Rock Hill, S.C. this week to compete in the Big South tournament. The tournament begins with the first round on Wednesday, and ends with the championship match on Saturday.


Winthrop 6, Coastal Carolina 1

Singles competition

1. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. Andressa Garcia (WUW) 6-4, 6-7, 10-5

2. Alice Garcia (WUW) def. Davies, Mikaela (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-5

3. Giovanna Portioli (WUW) def. Bates, Shelby (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-1

4. Caitlin Cridland (WUW) def. Robinson, Alicia (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-4

5. Tijana Uzelac (WUW) def. Kowal, Kourtney (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-0

6. Ekin Gunaysu (WUW) def. Ortiz, Vanessa (COASTAL) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Yasmine Alkema/Andressa Garcia (WUW) def. KOWAL, Kortney/BATES, Shelby (COASTAL) 8-2

2. Alice Garcia/Giovanna Portioli (WUW) def. ORTIZ, Vanessa/ROBINSON, Alicia (COASTAL) 8-5

3. SCOTT, Libby/DAVIES, Mikaela (COASTAL) def. Caitlin Cridland/Tijana Uzelac (WUW) 8-6

Match Notes:

Winthrop 14-9, 8-0

Coastal Carolina 10-10, 5-4

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,6,4,2,1)



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