CONWAY, S.C.- In a battle between the top two teams in the Big South, Winthrop University (18-3, 7-0 Big South) defeated Coastal Carolina womens tennis team (15-5, 6-1 Big South), 4-2, Friday, April 8 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina.
Senior Marie Matrka (Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington) won the opening match for Coastal 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Freshman Sofie Ahlberg (Stockholm, Sweden/Adalsskolan) won the fourth match for CCU 7-6 (4), 1-6, and 7-6 (7). Doubles matches were not played on the afternoon.
Coastal mens program will next be in action on Wednesday, Apr. 6 as they hosted Big South Conference rival, Charleston Southern at 2:30 p.m.
Winthrop 4 Coastal Carolina 2
Marie Matrka (CCU) def. Jeny Andrade (Winthrop)-3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Ana Paula Novaes (Winthrop) def. Virginie Dinh (Coastal)-7-5, 6-3
Daniella Moita (Winthrop) def. Petra Jantti (Coastal)-6-4, 6-3
Sofie Ahlberg (Coastal) def. Paula Takahashi (Winthrop)-7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6 (7)
Renata Caceres (Winthrop) def. Sariza Coetzee (Coastal)-6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Ana Maria Simanca (Winthrop) def. Nicole Lemmerer (Coastal)-7-6 (3), 6-3
Doubles Matches were not played