Coastal Excels in Doubles on First Day of East Carolina Invitational


Romane Delay

Nov. 2, 2013

Greenville, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team ended the first day of the East Carolina Invitational on Friday winning five of its seven doubles matches against the host university and Appalachian State.

Honami Yazawa and Libby Scott defeated ECU's Neena Wanko and Nicole Laduca in the first doubles flight.

Kourtney Kowal and Dominique De Wit rallied from an 8-3 loss against ECU in the second doubles flight, and defeated Appalachian State's MaKayla Zupan and Clare Cox, 8-2.

The CCU duo of Marie Babayan and Romane Delay won both of its doubles matches in third flight, downing Emily Groenveld and Maria Storozheva of ECU 8-7 (7-3) before besting Appalachian State's pair of Brianna Armellino and Megan Mullen, 8-6.

Amanda Malatek and Mila Majtan capped off the Chants' doubles wins by handing an 8-3 loss to Jessica Thaggard and Sarah King of Appalachian State in the fourth doubles flight.

Delay and Malatek also recorded singles victories on the day. Delay outlasted UNC Wilmington's Lovett, 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5), while Malatek defeated Hales of UNCW 6-3, 7-5.

Play at the ECU Invitational will continue on Saturday.

Flight 1
Melis Tanik (ECU) def. Clare Cox (Appalachian State), 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)
Angie Sekely (UNCW) def. Libby Scott (Coastal Carolina), 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-5)

Flight 2
Gabrielle Wreder (Appalachian State) def. Michelle Castro (ECU), 6-4, 6-4
Olga Blank (UNCW) def.. Kourtney Kowal (Coastal Carolina), 7-5, 6-2

Flight 3
Nicole Laduca (ECU) def. Mackenzie Lasure (Appalachian State), 7-5, 6-2
Alyssa Ritchie (UNCW) def. Honami Yazawa (Coastal Carolina), 6-2, 6-1

Flight 4
Brianna Armellino (Appalachian State) def. Emily Groeneveld (ECU), 6-3, 6-0
Christine Kharkevitch (UNCW) def. Marie Babayan (Coastal Carolina), 6-0, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)

Flight 5
Neena Wanko (ECU) def. Jessica Thaggard (Appalachian State), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Romane Delay (Coastal Carolina) def. Hamilton Lovett (UNCW), 6-7. 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)

Flight 6
Dana Gray (ECU) def. Sarah King (Appalachian State), 7-5, 6-0
Amanda Malatek (Coastal Carolina) def. Miller Hales (UNCW), 6-3, 7-5

Flight 7
Maria Storozheva (ECU) def. Megan Mullen (Appalachian State), 6-4, 6-3
Hollie Champion (UNCW) def. Mila Majtan (Coastal Carolina), 6-4, 6-4

Flight 8
Betsy Zurawel (ECU) def. McKayla Zupan (Appalachian State), 7-5, 6-3
Alix Theodossiou (UNCW) def. Dominique De Wit (Coastal Carolina), 6-1, 6-0

Flight 1
Neena Wanko/Nicole Laduca(ECU) def. Mackenzie Lasure/Gabrielle Wreder (Appalachian State), 5-0, ret. Inj.
Libby Scott/Honami Yazawa (Coastal Carolina) def. Neena Wanko/Nicole Laduca (ECU), 8-3
Alyssa Ritchie/Angie Sekely (UNCW) def. Neena Wanko/Nicole Laduca (ECU), 8-4
Flight 2
Melis Tanik/Michelle Castro (ECU) def. MaKayla Zupan/Clare Cox (Appalachian State), 8-2
Melis Tanik/Michelle Castro (ECU) vs. Kourtney Kowal/Dominique de Wit (Coastal Carolina), 8-3
Kelly Cameron/Miller Hales (UNCW) def. Melis Tanik/Michelle Castro (ECU), 8-3
Kelly Cameron/Miller Hales (UNCW) def. MaKayla Zupan/Clare Cox (Appalachian State), 8-4
Kourtney Kowal/Dominique de Wit (Coastal Carolina) def. MaKayla Zupan/Clare Cox (Appalachian State), 8-2

Flight 3
Brianna Armellino/Megan Mullen (Appalachian State) def. Emily Groeneveld/Maria Storozheva (ECU), 8-5
Marie Babayan/Romane Delay (Coastal Carolina) def. Emily Groeneveld/Maria Storozheva (ECU), 8-7 (7-3)
Olga Blank/Hollie Champion (UNCW) def. Emily Groeneveld/Maria Storozheva (ECU), 8-2
Olga Blank/Hollie Champion (UNCW) def. Brianna Armellino/Megan Mullen (Appalachian State), 8-6
Marie Babayan/Romane Delay (Coastal Carolina) def. Brianna Armellino/Megan Mullen (Appalachian State), 8-6

Flight 4
Dana Gray/Betsy Zurawel (ECU) def. Jessica Thaggard/Sarah King (Appalachian State), 8-3
Dana Gray/Betsy Zurawel (ECU) def. Amanda Malatek/Mila Majat (Coastal Carolina), 8-4
Hamilton Lovett/Alix Theodossiou (UNCW) def. Dana Gray/Betsy Zurawel (ECU), 8-2
Hamilton Lovett/Alix Theodossiou (UNCW) def. Jessica Thaggard/Sarah King (Appalachian State), 8-2

Amanda Malatek/Mila Majat (Coastal Carolina) def. Jessica Thaggard/Sarah King (Appalachian State), 8-3



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