(Release courtesy of the Big South)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The second-seeded Coastal Carolina Chanticleers defeated No. 7 seed Radford, 4-0, in the first round of the 2006 Big South Womens Tennis Championship Thursday afternoon at the Birmingham Southern College Tennis Complex.
Coastal Carolina jumped out to the 1-0 lead taking the doubles point. CCUs Petra Jantti and Amy Pazahanick downed Radfords Camila Noldin and Carolina Downs 8-3 at the No. 2 flight. At No. 3 doubles, Sofie Ahlberg and Sarize Coetzee of Coastal Carolina defeated Ashton Downs and Antonietta Iosue of Radford, 8-3.
In singles action, Coastal Carolinas Hayley Rudman knocked off Daniela Milano in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 3 flight. At No. 4, Pazahanick defeated Downs, 6-0, 6-1. Coastal Carolinas Coetzee took the No. 6 flight 6-1, 6-2, over Highlander netter Alexandra Spector.
With the win, Coastal Carolina moves on to the semifinals were it will play the winner of the No. 3 High Point/No. 6 Liberty match at 1:00pm CT on Friday, April 14.
1. DINH,Virginie (COASTAL) vs. NOLDIN, Camila (RU) 6-1, 5-0, unfinished
2. JANTTI,Petra (COASTAL) vs. DOWNS, Carolina (RU) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished
3. RUDMAN,Hayley (COASTAL) def. MILANO, Daniela (RU) 6-1, 6-1
4. PAZAHANICK,Amy (COASTAL) def. DOWNS, Ashton (RU) 6-0, 6-1
5. AHLBERG,Sofie (COASTAL) vs. PRICE, Cassandra (RU) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
6. COETZEE,Sarize (COASTAL) def. SPECTOR, Alexandra (RU) 6-1, 6-2
1. DINH,Virginie/RUDMAN,Hayley (COASTAL) vs. MILANO, Daniela/PRICE, Cassandra (RU) 7-4, unfinished
2. JANTTI,Petra/PAZAHANICK,Amy (COASTAL) def. NOLDIN, Camila/DOWNS, Carolina (RU) 8-3
3. AHLBERG,Sofie/COETZEE,Sarize (COASTAL) def. DOWNS, Ashton/IOSUE, Antonietta (RU) 8-3