Women's Tennis Falls to Liberty in Quarterfinals

Coastal closes the 2013 season with a 10-11 record.


Kourtney Kowal

April 18, 2013

Rock Hill, S.C. - The fourth-seeded Liberty Flames defeated the fifth-seeded Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 4-1 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big South Women's Tennis Championship presented by Musco Lighting at the Winthrop Memorial Tennis Courts.

The Flames started off by picking up the doubles point.  Liberty's top duo of Nicola Wellman and Rebekah Jenkins defeated the Coastal pair of Kourtney Kowal and Shelby Bates 8-2.  The Chanticleers battled back with an 8-4 win at the #3 doubles with Mikaela Davies and Libby Scott defeating Cameron Richard and Valerie Thong.  Liberty secured the point with a win at #2 doubles as Brittany Yang and Jessie Boda defeated Vanessa Ortiz and Alicia Robinson 8-4.

In the singles matches Liberty picked up two quick points at the #3 and #6 singles.  Liberty's Nicola Wellman defeated Mikaela Davies 6-2, 6-3 at #3.  The Flames' Annisha Domenech took down Vanessa Ortiz 6-2, 6-2. 

Coastal Carolina remained in the contest with a win at the #1 singles. Libby Scott, the 2013 Big South Freshman of the Year, defeated Cameron Richard easily 6-4, 6-3.  As the matches on courts two and four went into a third set, Liberty's Brittany Yang secured the victory with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at the #5 position over Alicia Robinson.

Coastal finished the season at 10-11 while Liberty improved to 11-10 with the victory. Liberty advances to face the top-seeded Winthrop Eagles Friday in the semifinals.  Match time is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

Liberty 4, Coastal Carolina 1­

Singles competition

1. Scott, Libby (COASTAL) def. Cameron Richard (LIBERTYW) 6-4, 6-3

2. Rebekah Jenkins (LIBERTYW) vs. Bates, Shelby (COASTAL) 6-3, 4-6, 0-2, unfinished

3. Nicola Wellman (LIBERTYW) def. Davies, Mikaela (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-3

4. Valerie Thong (LIBERTYW) vs. KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) 4-6, 7-5, 2-0, unfinished

5. Brittany Yang (LIBERTYW) def. Robinson, Alicia (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-4

6. Annisha Domenech (LIBERTYW) def. Ortiz, Vanessa (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Rebekah Jenkins/Nicola Wellman (LIBERTYW) def. BATES, Shelby/KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) 8-2

2. Brittany Yang/Jessie Boda (LIBERTYW) def. ORTIZ, Vanessa/ROBINSON, Alicia (COASTAL) 8-4

3. SCOTT, Libby/DAVIES, Mikaela (COASTAL) def. Cameron Richard/Valerie Thong (LIBERTYW) 8-4



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