Jan. 11, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team was picked to finish in second place in the annual Big South Conference preseason poll as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
The Chanticleers tallied one first-place vote and a total of 52 points and tied for second with in-state rival Charleston Southern.
Winthrop was predicted to win the league after garnering five first-place points and 61 overall points.
In fourth with one top vote and 40 points was Liberty, ahead of Radford, which received 29 points. Gardner-Webb landed in the No. 6 slot with 24 points, while UNC Asheville’s 22 points was good for seventh. Rounding out the poll was Presbyterian College, which earned eight points.
The 2011 Big South women’s tennis season begins this Saturday, Jan. 15, with Hampton and Wofford at Winthrop and Liberty at the William & Mary Tournament. The first Conference match-up will take place on Saturday, February 12, as Gardner-Webb visits Coastal Carolina. The Big South Women’s Tennis Conference Championship is slated for Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23 on the campus of Winthrop University.
Coastal finished last season with a 19-6 overall record and a 5-2 record in the Big South en route to a third place finish in the conference standings. Miki Bunea and Lexi Bolesky both earned All-Big South Conference accolades and return this season to lead an experienced Chanticleer squad.
The Chants open the season Feb. 3 when Coastal hosts Campbell at 2 p.m.