(Release courtesy of the Big South)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The second-seeded Coastal Carolina Chanticleers defeated No. 6 seed Liberty, 4-0, in the semifinals of the 2006 Big South Womens Tennis Championship Friday afternoon at the Birmingham-Southern College Tennis Complex.
Coastal Carolina grabbed the doubles jumped out to the early 1-0 lead. Coastals Virginie Dinh and Hayley Rudman downed Libertys Jonita Randolph and Martyna Hanusz 8-3at the No. 1 flight. At No. 3 doubles, Sofie Ahlberg and Sarize Coetzee of CCU defeated Erica Fredstrom and Livia Branco of LU, 8-6.
In singles action, Coastal Carolinas Rudman knocked off Fredstrom in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0, at the No. 3 flight. At No. 4, Amy Pazahanick defeated Hanusz, 6-2, 6-1. Coetzee took the No. 6 flight 6-1, 6-1, over Flame netter Branco.
With the win, Coastal Carolina moves on to the finals were it will play the winner of the No. 1 Winthrop at 9:00am CT on Saturday, April 15.
1. DINH,Virginie (COASTAL) vs. RANDOLPH, Jonita (LU) 5-4, unfinished
2. JANTTI,Petra (COASTAL) vs. SENKINA, Dina (LU) 7-6 (8-6), unfinished
3. RUDMAN,Hayley (COASTAL) def. FREDSTROM, Erica (LU) 6-4, 6-0
4. PAZAHANICK,Amy (COASTAL) def. HANUSZ, Martyna (LU) 6-2, 6-1
5. AHLBERG,Sofie (COASTAL) vs. KUZNETSOVA, Katerina (LU) 3-6, 4-2, unfinished
6. COETZEE,Sarize (COASTAL) def. BRANCO, Livia (LU) 6-1, 6-1
1. DINH,Virginie/RUDMAN,Hayley (COASTAL) def. RANDOLPH, Jonita/HANUSZ, Martyna (LU) 8-3
2. JANTTI,Petra/PAZAHANICK,Amy (COASTAL) vs. KUZNETSOVA, Katerina/SENKINA, Dina (LU) 5-5, unfinished
3. AHLBERG,Sofie/COETZEE,Sarize (COASTAL) def. FREDSTROM, Erica/BRANCO, Livia (LU) 8-6