Coastal Wins Tennis Doubleheader, Holds Dedication for Stevens Tennis Complex
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina University held an official naming dedication ceremony of the Delan and Lynn Stevens Tennis Complex Wednesday afternoon in front of the facility. Following the ceremony, the senior classes of the Chanticleer men’s and women’s tennis teams were recognized for their athletic and academic contributions throughout their CCU careers. All of that was a prelude to the day’s tennis doubleheader, which resulted in a pair of 6-1 victories for both the men’s and women’s teams against Francis Marion.
Men’s Match The Chanticleer men won their final home match of the season to improve 13-7 overall with one match remaining on their regular season schedule.
Coastal opened with a hard-won doubles point before winning five of the six singles courts in straight sets.
Vuk Velickovic and Luiz Faria captured the first half of the doubles point with a 6-4 victory on the top court. Sebastian Schneider and Zak Talic finished off the point at No. 2, topping Henri Broeseler and Matheo Espinoza, 7-6. Francesco Migliano and Francesco Cori Gamero completed the doubles sweep with another 7-6 win at No. 3.
Velickovic led the Chants off in singles with a straight-sets victory on the top court. Schneider followed in similar fashion at No. 3, and Migliano provided the match-clincher at No. 4.
Faria (No. 2) and Talic (No. 5) provided the Chants’ final two points.
Francis Marion’s lone point came from Broeseler in three sets at No. 6.
Coastal closes its regular season on Saturday with an 11 a.m. Sun Belt Conference match at Georgia Southern.
Singles competition 1. Velickovic, Vuk (COASTAL) def. Richard Ashforth (FMU) 6-4, 6-0 2. Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 7-6, 6-2 3. Schneider, Sebastian (COASTAL) def. Tarass Thevenaz (FMU) 6-4, 6-2 4. Migliano, Francesco (COASTAL) def. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 6-2, 6-2 5. Talic, Zak (COASTAL) def. Raul Madrid (FMU) 7-6, 6-4 6. Henri Broeseler (FMU) def. Gamero, Francesco (COASTAL) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Doubles competition 1. Velickovic, Vuk/Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. Richard Ashforth/Tarass Thevenaz (FMU) 6-4 2. Schneider, Sebastian/Talic, Zak (COASTAL) def. Henri Broeseler/Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 7-6 3. Migliano, Francesco/Gamero, Francesco (COASTAL) def. J. Roettlingsberger/Raul Madrid (FMU) 7-6
Match Notes: Francis Marion University 6-9 Coastal Carolina 13-7 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,4,2,5,6)
Women’s Match The Chanticleer women’s tennis team closes the 2017 regular season with a 15-6 overall record after its win over Francis Marion on Wednesday.
Coastal led the entirety of the match after clinching the opening doubles point on the second and third courts.
CUC’s second pairing of Natalie Wall and Rylie Cox teamed up to win 6-1 against Eva Lieben and Anilus Barraza Araiz. The point was then sealed on third court, where Brooke Campbell and Romane Delay bested Sofia Henning and Anna Wintrich, 6-2.
Four of Coastal’s five singles points were won in straight sets, including by Marie Babayan (No. 2), Sara Bondar (No. 4), Maria Khomchenko (No. 6) and Delay (No. 5). Cox provided the final point with a three-set victory over Samantha Koelliker at No. 1, 6-4, 1-6, 10-7.
Lieben won Francis Marion’s lone point of the day in straight sets against Wall at No. 3.
Next up, the Chanticleer women’s tennis team makes its first appearance in the Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Championship. The tournament is set to begin with first-round matches on April 20 in New Orleans, La.
Singles competition 1. Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) def. Samantha Koelliker (FMU) 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 2. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Marie Krueger (FMU) 6-4, 6-4 3. Eva Lieben (FMU) def. Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-1 4. Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. Sofia Henning (FMU) 6-2, 6-1 5. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. Anna Wintrich (FMU) 6-2, 6-0 6. Khomchenko, Maria (COASTAL) def. Theresa Hammerschalg (FMU) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition 1. Samantha Koelliker/Marie Krueger (FMU) def. Babayan, Marie/Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) 7-5 2. Wall, Natalie/Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) def. Eva Lieben/Anilus Barraza Araiz (FMU) 6-1 3. Campbell, Brooke/Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. Sofia Henning/Anna Wintrich (FMU) 6-2
Match Notes: Francis Marion 11-7 Coastal Carolina 15-6