Yazawa, De Wit and Scott Garner Big South Honors

The Chants face Campbell tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the quarterfinals of the Big South tournament.


Libby Scott

April 14, 2014

Big South Women's Tennis Tournament Bracket

Charlotte, N.C. - Three Coastal Carolina University women’s tennis players were among those honored by the Big South during the annual awards announcement prior to the conference’s championship tournament. Honami Yazawa was named the 2014 Big South Freshman of the Year and an all-conference singles selection; senior Dominique De Wit received Scholar-Athlete of the Year and all-conference doubles honors; and sophomore Libby Scott was named all-conference in both singles and doubles. 

Yazawa finished the regular season of her freshman campaign with an impressive 16-5 overall record in singles, including a 6-3 mark against conference opponents. Yazawa played 11 singles matches at No. 2 where she finished 6-5, while winning all 10 matches she played at No. 3. In doubles, Yazawa compiled a 12-7, 4-5 record playing all but one match at No. 1. 

De Wit, a senior with a 4.0 cumulative GPA as a political science major, is earning the first Scholar-Athlete of the Year award of her career. De Wit was previously named to the Big South All-Academic Team, and earns that honor again this season. The Son en Breugel, The Netherlands, native was used primarily in doubles this season where she posted a 15-3 overall record and finished 6-2 against conference opponents. De Wit split time between all three doubles courts, but played primarily at No. 2 where she won all but one of her 12 matches. 

Scott, the 2013 Freshman of the Year recipient, was named all-conference for her efforts on both the singles and doubles courts. Scott went 14-6 overall in singles action, and led the Chants with a Big South singles record of 7-2. The sophomore went 10-6 in her primary position at No. 1 singles while also winning all four matches played on the second singles court. Scott was similarly outstanding in doubles, posting a mark of 13-4, 6-3 and splitting time between all three courts. 

The fifth-seeded Chanticleers begin their march to the postseason on Tuesday when they face fourth-seeded Campbell in an 11:30 a.m. quarterfinal match in Boiling Springs, N.C. 

The Chants lost to the Camels earlier this season in a match played at Campbell. Coastal fell behind early in that match and Campbell held on to take a 4-3 win. The Chanticleers (17-6, 5-4) finished the regular season just one win short of Campbell’s Big South record of 6-3. 

The winner of Tuesday’s match will move on to Wednesday’s semifinals, and most likely face the regular-season champion and No. 1 seed Charleston Southern, which plays No. 8 Gardner-Webb in the quarterfinals. 

The 2014 Big South Women's Tennis Championship begins Monday, April 14 with two matches, and concludes with the Championship contest on Thursday, April 17 in Boiling Springs, N.C.  The Big South's tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship.

Big South Women’s Tennis Championship Schedule

Monday, April 14 - First Round
Match 1: No. 7 UNC Asheville (11-9, 3-9 Big South) vs. No. 10 Presbyterian (8-16-1, 0-9), 10:00am
Match 2: No. 8 Gardner-Webb (9-12, 2-7) vs. No. 9 Longwood (3-10, 1-8), 10:00am 

Tuesday, April 15 - Quarterfinals
Match 3: No. 1 Charleston Southern (15-3, 9-0) vs. Winner Match 2, 11:30am
Match 4: No. 4 Campbell (13-8, 6-3) vs. No. 5 Coastal Carolina (17-6, 5-4), 11:30am
Match 5: No. 2 Winthrop (15-4, 8-1) vs. Winner Match 1, 2:30pm
Match 6: No. 3 Liberty (14-8, 7-2) vs. No. 6 Radford (10-12, 4-5), 2:30pm 

Wednesday, April 16 - Semifinals
Match 7: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 2:30pm
Match 8: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6, 2:30pm 

Thursday, April 17 - Championship
Match 9: Winner Match 7 vs. Winner Match 8, 2:30pm

2014 Big South Women’s Tennis Award Winners
All-Conference Singles:
Marketa Placha, Charleston Southern
Andressa Garcia, Winthrop
Yvonne Hubler, Charleston Southern
Karolina Chernaya, Campbell
Libby Scott, Coastal Carolina
Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern
Alice Garcia, Winthrop
Honami Yazawa, Coastal Carolina
Caitlin Cridland, Winthrop

All-Conference Doubles:
Yvonne Hubleer and Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern
Andressa Garcia and Alice Garcia, Winthrop
Libby Scott and Dominique De Wit, Coastal Carolina
Belen Rivera and Brittany Yang, Liberty

Player of the Year:
Marketa Placha, Charleston Southern

Freshman of the Year:
Honami Yazawa, Coastal Carolina

Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Dominique De Wit, Coastal Carolina

Coach of the Year:
Mike Baker, Charleston Southern

2014 Big South Women’s Tennis Flight Winners
No. 1       Andressa Garcia, Winthrop (8-1, 889)
No. 2       Yvonne Hubler, Charleston Southern (8-0, 1.000)
No. 3       Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern (9-0, 1.000)
No. 4       Nicolin Luecke, Charleston Southern (8-1, .889)
No. 5       Rokia Sacko, Gardner-Webb (8-1, .889)
No. 6       Monica Aguado, Winthrop (8-1, .889)

No. 1       Yvonne Hubler and Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern (8-1, .889)
No. 2       Belen Rivera and Brittany Yang, Liberty (8-1, .889)
No. 3       Cameron Richard and Valerie Thong, Liberty (6-0, 1.000)



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