Scott and De Wit Honored by Big South Conference

Coastal plays its first match of the 2013 Big South tournament at 10 a.m. on Thursday against Liberty


Freshman Libby Scott

Freshman Libby Scott

April 17, 2013

Charlotte, N.C. - Libby Scott was named the 2013 Big South Freshman of the Year and made the All-Conference Singles Team, Dominique De Wit received Big South All-Academic Team honors, and the pair was named co-winners of the No. 3 doubles flight, the Conference announced at its annual awards banquet on Wednesday evening.

As a freshman, Scott had a team-best overall singles record of 16-4 in the 2013 regular season. Additionally, she posted a 6-3 record in Big South singles matches. The Dunedin, New Zealand native went 12-4 playing at No. 1 singles, including a stretch of six consecutive wins from March 14-29. Scott also played matches at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, going 3-0 and 1-0, respectively. The freshman performed equally well in doubles, finishing the season with an 18-3 overall mark.

De Wit, a junior from Son en Breugel, The Netherlands, was named to the Big South All-Academic Team for the first time in her Coastal career. A political science major with a 4.0 GPA, De Wit finished the 2013 regular season with a 5-8 overall record at No. 6 singles, going 3-3 in the Big South. De Wit had previously earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors in 2011 and 2012 for having at least a 3.2 GPA.

Scott and De Wit were paired together for 18 doubles matches during the 2013 season, going 15-3 overall and posting a perfect 8-0 record in Big South matches. The duo played mainly at No. 3 doubles, finishing with a 10-3 record. The two also went unbeaten at No. 2 doubles, finishing with a 5-0 mark. Winthrop's Caitlin Cridland and Ekin Gunaysu were the other No. 3 doubles flight co-winners.

The fifth-seeded Chants begin postseason play with a quarterfinal match against No. 4 Liberty on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Check back to in the coming days to get full results and recaps of Big South tournament action.



All-Academic Team
Lourdes Ros, Campbell
Zoe Hamel, UNC Asheville
Jenny Lunde, Gardner-Webb
Yvonne Hubler, Charleston Southern
Lindsay Krause, Presbyterian College
Brittany Yang, Liberty
Marta Pinyol, Longwood

Dominique De Wit, Coastal Carolina

Taylor Newman, Radford

Women's Tennis Flight Winners

No. 1 singles - Erica White, Gardner-Webb
No. 2 singles - Alice Garcia, Winthrop
No. 3 singles - Giovanna Portioli, Winthrop
                           Ericka Rivero, UNC Asheville
No. 4 singles - Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern
No. 5 singles - Alia Nour, Charleston Southern
No. 6 singles - Tijana Uzelac, Winthrop

No. 1 doubles - Yasmine Alkema/Andressa Garcia, Winthrop
No. 2 doubles - Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern

No. 3 doubles - Dominique De Wit/Libby Scott, Coastal Carolina

                             Caitlin Cridland/Ekin Gunaysu, Winthrop

All-Conference Singles

Erica White, Gardner-Webb

Libby Scott, Coastal Carolina

Marketa Placha, Campbell
Alice Garcia, Winthrop
Yvonne Hubler, Charleston Southern
Yasmine Alkema, Winthrop
Andressa Garcia, Winthrop
Zoe Hamel, UNC Asheville
Giovanna Portioli, Winthrop

All-Conference Doubles

Erica White/Jenny Lunde, Gardner-Webb
Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters, Charleston Southern
Alia Nour/Angelica Sidorenko, Charleston Southern
Karolina Chernaya/Tamara Stanic, Campbell

Player of the Year

Erica White, Gardner-Webb

Freshman of the Year

Libby Scott, Coastal Carolina

Scholar Athlete of the Year

Giovanna Portioli, Winthrop

Coach of the Year

Cid Carvalho, Winthrop