Women's Tennis

Hubler clinches as Buccaneers advance into Big South Tennis semifinals

Hubler clinches as Buccaneers advance into Big South Tennis semifinals

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ROCK HILL, S.C. - Yvonne Hubler clinched the Charleston Southern quarterfinal victory at the 2013 Big South Conference Championships and Angelica Sidorenko and Susita Das both recorded wins as the Buccaneers topped No. 7 seed Radford, 4-0 at the Winthrop Memorial Tennis Courts on Thursday afternoon.

No. 2 Charleston Southern advances to Friday's semifinal round, taking on the winner of No. 3 Campbell and No. 6 UNC Asheville with first serve of doubles play set for 2 p.m.

2013 Big South Conference Tennis Championships Tournament Central

The Bucs got on the board early, taking the opening doubles point in the win.

The CSU all-conference duo of Yvonne Hubler and Alexandra Walters teamed up to defeat Allison Michael and Hana Babic on court no. 2 to strike the first blow for the Buccaneers in the tournament, winning 8-2.

Radford's Gemma Valls and Taylor Fay evened the match, topping Marketa Placha and Susita Das on court no. 3, winning 8-6.

CSU's second all-conference doubles duo of Sidorenko and Alia Nour gave the point to Charleston Southern, topping Taylor Newman and Meg Napolitano on court no. 1, 8-5.

Moving on to singles action, needing only three victories to clinch the Buccaneers advancement into the semifinal round, Sidorenko put the first point on the board with a straight set defeat of Babic on court no. 3.

The Toronto, Canada, native took the 6-0, 6-1 win, to put CSU ahead 2-0 and Das followed shortly after as the Bhubaneswar, India, native won on court no. 6 over Michael, 6-1, 6-1.

Hubler stopped play on all courts with her 6-2, 6-1 win over Valls on court no. 2.

Before the stoppage of play, Nour held the 6-2, 4-0 on court no. 5, while Walters held the 6-3, 1-1 lead on court no. 4.

Newman had the lone set lead for Radford on court no. 1, leading Placha on court no. 1, 7-5.

Charleston Southern 4, Radford 0
04-18-13 at Rock Hill, S.C. (Winthrop Memorial Tennis Courts)
Singles competition
1. Marketa Placha (CSU) vs. NEWMAN, Taylor (RAD) 7-5, unfinished
2. Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. VALLS, Gemma (RAD) 6-2, 6-1
3. Angelica Sidorenko (CSU) def. BABIC, Hana (RAD) 6-0, 6-1
4. Alexandra Walters (CSU) vs. NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) 6-3, 1-1, unfinished
5. Alia Nour (CSU) vs. FAY, Taylor (RAD) 6-2, 4-0, unfinished
6. Susita Das (CSU) def. MICHAEL, Allison (RAD) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Angelica Sidorenko/Alia Nour (CSU) def. NEWMAN, Taylor/NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) 8-5
2. Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. MICHAEL, Allison/BABIC, Hana (RAD) 8-2
3. VALLS, Gemma/FAY, Taylor (RAD) def. Marketa Placha/Susita Das (CSU) 8-6

Match Notes
Radford 7-16
Charleston Southern 13-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (,3,6,2)
2013 Big South Women's Tennis Championship Quarterfinal
No. 2 Charleston Southern advances to semifinals
T-3:00 A-115

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