COLUMBIA, S.C. - Charleston Southern topped host Columbia College on Thursday afternoon, sweeping doubles action and singles play against the Fighting Koalas in posting the 7-0 victory.
Senior Shanetta Wilkins picked up her first collegiate victory in the match, closing out the afternoon against the Koalas on court no. 6 in straight sets over Mara Reiss as the Buccaneers topped Columbia (S.C.) for their third straight victory.
CSU improves to 4-3 overall with the win, while Columbia falls to 2-2 overall with the loss.
Alexandra Walters and Yvonne Hubler opened up doubles play with an 8-0 victory over Raven Fair and Sofija Zarev on court no. 1 and Marketa Placha and Nicolin Luecke clinched the first point of the match with the 8-0 win on court no. 3 over Lydia Royals and Ashley Latham.
Cooper continued the Buccaneers success in singles action, topping Latham on court no. 4 6-0, 6-0 to set the tone as CSU swept all six matches in straight sets.
Gabriela Srodowski topped Fair 6-0, 6-0 on court no. 3 and Nour defeated Zarev on court no. 2, 6-1, 6-0 to clinch the CSU win. Meagan Evans topped Royals on court no. 5 6-0, 6-2, and Luecke defeated Green 6-1, 6-2 heading into the final match of the afternoon.
Wilkins faced off against Reiss on court no. 6, defeating her opponent 6-4, 6-1 for her first college victory in the CSU Blue and Gold to end the afternoon and the CSU sweep.
Charleston Southern opens up Big South Conference play on Sunday afternoon, facing off against Liberty at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex. First serve in doubles action is set for 1 p.m.
Charleston Southern 7, Columbia (S.C.) 0
Feb 28, 2014 at Columbia, S.C.
1. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. Erin Green (COL) 6-1, 6-2
2. Alia Nour (CSU) def. Sofija Zarev (COL) 6-1, 6-0
3. Gabriela Srodowski (CSU) def. Raven Fair (COL) 6-0, 6-0
4. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. Ashley Latham (COL) 6-0, 6-0
5. Meagan Evans (CSU) def. Lydia Royals (COL) 6-0, 6-2
6. Shanetta Wilkins (CSU) def. Mara Reiss (COL) 6-4, 6-1
1. Alexandra Walters/Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. Raven Fair/Sofija Zarev (COL) 8-0
2. Mi'Kola Cooper/Alia Nour (CSU) def. Erin Green/Mara Reiss (COL) 8-1
3. Marketa Placha/Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. Lydia Royals/Ashley Latham (COL) 8-0
Charleston Southern 4-3
Columbia (S.C.) 2-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,3,2,5,1,6)