CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern ran their winning streak to nine in a row as the Buccaneers topped visiting UNC Asheville on Wednesday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex, defeating the Bulldogs in Big South Conference action 7-0.
CSU swept all three doubles matches and took five of the six singles matches in straight sets as the Buccaneers improved to 10-3, 5-0 in Big South action on the season with the win. UNC Asheville falls to 10-5, 2-2 in Big South play with the loss.
Yvonne Hubler and Alexandra Walters topped Zoe Hamel and Ericka Rivero on court no. 1 in doubles play, 8-1, and Nicolin Luecke and Marketa Placha matched their final score on court no. 3 with an 8-1 win over Emily McNall and Gillian Lewis. Alia Nour and Angelica Sidorenko were also victorious, completing the CSU sweep with the 8-3 win on court no. 2 over Christine Boissevain and Amryn Soldier.
In singles play, Mi'Kola Cooper was the first off the court for the Buccaneers following her 6-0, 6-0 win over Lewis on court no. 6. Hubler put Charleston Southern ahead 3-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win on court no. 2 over Solder before Luecke clinched the Buccaneers win with a 6-0, 6-1 win on court no. 4 over Boissevain.
Placha and Walters also recorded straight set wins for Charleston Southern on the afternoon with Placha topping Hamel 6-1, 6-0 on court no. 1, while Walters defeated Rivero on court no. 3, 6-2, 6-0.
Nour and McNall went into three sets on court no. 5 as McNall took the first set with a 6-3 win over the CSU senior. Nour battled back with a 6-2 win in the second set and took the match with a 10-7 win in the third set tiebreaker to clinch the Charleston Southern sweep.
The Buccaneers continue play at home as CSU hosts Jacksonville State tomorrow afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex. First serve between the Bucs and the Gamecocks is set for 2 p.m.
Charleston Southern 7, UNC Asheville 0
Mar 26, 2014 at Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Tennis Complex)
1. Marketa Placha (CSU) def. HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 6-0, 6-1
3. Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. RIVERO, Ericka (ASHW) 6-2, 6-0
4. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Alia Nour (CSU) def. MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 3-6, 6-2, 10-7
6. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) 6-0, 6-0
1. Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. HAMEL, Zoe/RIVERO, Ericka (ASHW) 8-1
2. Alia Nour/Angelica Sidorenko (CSU) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin/SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 8-3
3. Nicolin Luecke/Marketa Placha (CSU) def. LEWIS, Gillian/MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 8-1
UNC Asheville 10-5, 2-2
Charleston Southern 10-3, 5-0
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (6,2,4,1,3,5)