The Coastal Carolina University womens tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 4-3 nailbiter against UNC Greensboro (2-3) Feb. 19, in Greensboro, N.C.
Coastal took the all-important doubles point, as seniors Marie Matrka (Wilmington, Ohio) and Virginie Dinh (Maisons Albert, France) defeated Lisa Suggs and Erica Zabkar 8-4 and sophomore Sarize Coetzee (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and junior Rosemary Younger (Atlanta, Ga.) defeated Emily Wade and Whitney Miles 8-4.
Matrka stayed unbeaten in singles on the year, defeated Suggs 6-4, 7-5. At number-two singles, Dinh defeated Miles 6-1, 6-0. Sophomore Nicole Lemmerer (Bad Mitterndorf, Austia) won her match against Sophie Rychlik 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a three-set thriller.
Coastal will get back in action tomorrow (Feb. 20) with a home match against the College of Charleston. That begins at 1 p.m., at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Coastal Carolina 4, UNC Greensboro 3
1. Marie Matrka (Coastal) def. Lisa Suggs, 6-4, 7-5
2. Virginie Dinh (Coastal) def. Whitney Miles, 6-1, 6-0
3. Emily Wade (UNCG) def. Petra Jantti, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
4. Erica Zabkar (UNCG) def. Sarize Coetzee, 7-5, 7-5
5. Kate LaCoste (UNCG) def. Sofie Ahlberg, 5-7, 7-6, 6-2
6. Nicole Lemmerer (Coastal) def. Sophie Rychlik, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
1. Matrka/Dinh (Coastal) def. Suggs/Zabkar, 8-4
2. LaCoste/Rychlik (UNCG) def. Jantti/Ahlberg, 8-5
3. Coetzee/Rosemary Younger (Coastal) def. Wade/Mills, 8-4