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Women's Tennis Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll

The Chants begin their season with a home doubleheader on Feb. 2.

       

Head coach Catherine Hewitt

Head coach Catherine Hewitt

Jan. 15, 2014

Charlotte, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina women’s tennis team has been picked to finish fifth in the Big South Conference’s annual poll of the league’s head coaches, the conference announced Wednesday. 

The Chanticleers are coming off a 10-11 (5-4) season in which they finished fifth in the Big South. The team lost several players from last year, but will welcome in four new faces for the 2014 campaign. 

Returning from last year are seniors Dominique De Wit, Kourtney Kowal and Amanda Malatek as well as sophomore Libby Scott. Scott was named the 2013 Big South Freshman of the Year and received all-conference honors after finishing the season with a 17-4 singles record. 

The four newcomers, Marie Babayan, Romane Delay, Mila Majtan and Honami Yazawa, are all freshman. 

Coastal finished with 68 total points in the voting after receiving one second-place vote, five fourth-place votes and four fifth-place votes. 

Winthrop was voted first, garnering eight first-place votes and two second-place votes. Charleston Southern claimed two first-place votes and 90 points to place second in the poll, ahead of Liberty’s 74 points. In fourth with 70 points was Campbell. UNC Asheville landed in the No. 6 slot with 47, while Radford’s 35 points was good for seventh. Gardner-Webb was selected eighth with 34 points, while Longwood and Presbyterian College round out the poll tied for ninth place as each school notched 17 points. 

The Chanticleers begin their season by hosting a doubleheader on Feb. 2, at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. The Chants square off against Coker at 9 a.m. followed a 2:30 p.m. match against Newberry. 


2014 Big South Conference Preseason Women’s Tennis Poll
 

Team (first place votes)

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

1. Winthrop (8)

80

18

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98

2. Charleston Southern (2)

20

54

16

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90

3. Liberty

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48

14

12

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74

4. Campbell

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9

16

21

24

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70

5. Coastal Carolina

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9

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35

24

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68

6. UNC Asheville

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40

4

3

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47

7. Radford

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5

20

6

4

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35

8. Gardner-Webb

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16

18

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34

T-9. Presbyterian College

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5

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6

6

17

T-9. Longwood

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3

10

4

17

 Note: Points are based on a weighted system, with first-place votes receiving 10 points, followed by nine points for second-place and so on.