BIRMINGHAM, ALA.- The Coastal Carolina women's tennis team defeated the Lady Panthers of Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham to open conference play on Saturday morning. All six Lady Chanticleers got wins in their singles matches and all three doubles teams won their matches as well.
Senior Hayley Rudman (Johannesburg, South Africa/Northcliff High School (Mississippi State University)) defeated Kathryn Carroll 7-5, 6-2 while Amy Pazahanick (Canton, Georgia/Brookwood High School (Georgia Southern University)) picked up a win a number two singles after beating Stephanie Boucher 6-3, 6-1. The two teamed up for number one doubles and defeated the Lady Panther team of Carroll and Jenna Kafferly, 8-0.
Senior Sarize Coetzee (Bloemfontein, South Africa/Oranje Meisieskool (Texas Tech)) won her match at number three singles after taking down BSC's Casey Ragsdale 6-3, 7-5. Kimberely Webb (Millfield School) defeated Kate Lambert at the number four spot 6-4, 6-2 while Sofie Ahlberg (Stockholm,Sweden/Adalsskolan) defeated Janie Asseff 6-3, 6-1 at number five singles. Coetzee and Ahlberg teamed up for number two doubles and picked up another win after squeezing by Ragsdale and Lambert, 8-7.
Webb teamed up with freshman Maria Camberos (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/Instituto Lomar del Real) for number three doubles where they defeated the team of Asseff and Boucher 8-1. Camberos also picked up a win at the number six singles spot in a three set thriller, 4-6, 6-2, 10-5.
The Lady Chanticleers will return to Billy Nichols Tennis Center on Tuesday, March 6 as they host UNC Charlotte at 2 p.m. before hosting their second conference match against UNC Asheville on Thursday, March 8 at 1 p.m.