Womens Tennis Had Solid First Day at USC Fall Invitational
COLUMBIA, S.C. The Coastal Carolina womens tennis team had a solid first day in the University of South Carolina Fall Invitational, Oct. 28. The Lady Chanticleers started the invitational with a 7-4 record in singles and a 3-1 record in doubles.
Junior Hayley Rudman (Johannesburg, South Africa/Northcliff (Mississippi State)) led the Lady Chants with a pair of wins in the singles bracket. Rudman first defeated Anna Cotton of Appalachian State, 6-1, 6-1. Then Rudman defeated Luiza Borges of East Carolina in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3. She moves on to the semifinals of the tournament Saturday. Virginie Dinh (Maisons Albert, France/Sophia) defeated Cayle Wetzig of Wofford, 6-0 and 6-1. Dihn then dropped a tough match to Megan McGavock of South Carolina, 6-3, 6-2. Sarize Coetzee (Bloemfontein, South Africa/Oranje Meisieskool/Texas Tech) defeated Kacie Knox from Erskine College 6-1, 6-2. Coetzee will now move on to the quarterfinal round in the invitational.
Nicole Lemmerer (Bad Mitterndorf, Austria/Borg Bad Aussee) and Sofie Ahlberg (Stockholm, Sweden/Adalsskolan) defeated Benedict College in doubles, 8-0. Petra Janitti (Haukiverkko Espo, Finland/Tapiolan Lukio) and Rudman picked up another Coastal win, this time over East Carolina, 8-2. Coetzee and Rosemary Younger (Atlanta, Ga./Marist) teamed to defeat a pair from College of Charleston, 8-1. The CCU pairs that won will go on to the semifinals Saturday.
Competition will continue through Sunday, Oct. 30.