The Coastal Carolina University women's tennis team competed in the Charleston Southern University Fall invitational this past weekend in Charleston, S.C.
Senior Marie Matrka (Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington) advanced to the Womens A Flight finals, winning three matches, including a 6-5, 6-4 semifinal win over teammate Petra Jantti (Haukiverkko Espo, Finland/Tapiolan Lukio). The final, scheduled on Saturday, was rained out. Jantti defeated Tara Hartness of Wofford in a three-set thriller 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. Senior Virginie Dinh (Maisons Albert, France/Sophia) defeated Carol Pancis of Gardner-Webb 6-1, 6-0 in the first round.
In Flight B, sophomore Nicole Lemmerer (Bad Mitterndorf, Austria/Borg Bad Aussee) beat Sydney Pallesen of Winthrop 6-1, 6-1 in the first round before falling to Iva Stojancev of Campbell 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Sophomore Sarize Coetzee (Bloemfontein, South Africa/Texas Tech) advanced to the semifinals after gbeated Adriane Hodges of Wofford 6-4, 6-1.
Junior Rosemary Younger (Atlanta, Ga./Marist) won the Flight C bracket. She beat Ashley Heard of Charleston Southern 6-1, 6-1, Lauren Prickett of Wofford 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and Carrie Yerkes of Gardner-Webb 6-1, 6-1.
Coastal will next compete at the N.C. State Invitational Oct. 15-17 in Raleigh, N.C.