Coastal Carolina Sinks ECU, 4-3
April 2, 2010
CONWAY, S.C. - Coastal Carolina and East Carolina split six singles matches but the Chanticleers took two of three doubles matches to capture the point and hand the Pirates a 4-3 non-conference setback Friday afternoon at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
East Carolina falls to 12-7 on the year while the Coastal Carolina improved their dual match record to 14-4.
The Chanticleers set the tone early with a pair of doubles victories. Despite an 8-6 win by Jessica Cook and Audrey LePottier over Lexi Bolesky and Miki Bunea at the No. 1 position, Coastal Carolina clinched the point by taking the No. 2 and No. 3 matchups - using an 8-4 triumph by Paty Cortes and Mary Hill over Petra Vogel and Yilian Zhang along with an 8-5 victory by Maria Camberos and Caitlyn Brooksbank over Natalie Collins and Tamara Sachs.
In singles play, ECU picked up victories at the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 slots as Cook knocked off Bolesky (7-5, 7-5), Collins rolled past Kim Webb (6-2, 7-5) and LePottier handled Camberos (6-1, 6-2).
Coastal Carolina used a 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 win by Bunea over Vogel at No. 2 to clinch the match after Hill defeated Abby Richmond (6-0, 6-0) at No. 6 and Cortes dispatched Zhang in straight sets (6-0, 6-2) at the No. 5 position.
The Pirates will return to action Tuesday when they host Richmond at the ECU Tennis Complex in a 2:00 p.m. match.
COASTAL CAROLINA 4, EAST CAROLINA 3
No. 1 - Jessica Cook (ECU) def. Lexi Bolesky (CCU); 7-5, 7-5
No. 2 - Miki Bunea (CCU) def. Petra Vogel (ECU); 7-6, 2-6, 6-3
No. 3 - Natalie Collins (ECU) def. Kim Webb (CCU); 6-2, 7-5
No. 4 - Audrey LePottier (ECU) def. Maria Camberos (CCU); 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 - Paty Cortes (CCU) def. Yilian Zhang (ECU); 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 - Mary Hill (CCU) def. Abby Richmond (ECU); 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 - Cook/LePottier (ECU) def. Bolesky/Bunea (CCU); 8-6
No. 2 - Cortes/Hill (CCU) def. Vogel/Zhang (ECU); 8-4
No. 3 - Caitlyn Brooksbank/Camberos (CCU) def. Collins/Tamara Sachs (ECU); 8-5
Team Records: East Carolina 12-7, Coastal Carolina 14-4