RADFORD, Va. - The Buccaneers women's tennis team returned to their winning ways on Sunday afternoon as Charleston Southern swept Radford at the Radford University Tennis Complex, 7-0.
CSU took all three doubles matches and all six singles matches on the afternoon to improve their overall record to 11-2, 5-1 in Big South play on the year. Radford sees their four match winning streak snapped in falling to 4-8, 1-4 in conference action.
Marketa Placha, Yvonne Hubler, Angelica Sidorenko, Mi'Kola Cooper, Sophie Cloessner and Valeria Koussenkova all recorded singles wins for the Bucs, while CSU swept doubles play for the second straight day to complete their Virginia road swing.
Hubler and Nicolin Luecke recorded the opening win for the Bucs in doubles play on court no. 2, topping Taylor Newman and Taylor Fay, 8-2. Sidorenko and Cooper followed with an 8-3 win over Natalie Sayer and Gemma Valls on court no. 1, while Placha and Cloessner completed the CSU sweep with an 8-2 win on court no. 3 over Grace Sarver and Meg Napolitano.
Koussenkova opened singles action with a 6-3, 6-3 win on court no. 6 over Napolitano, while Hubler bounced back from a three-set loss on Saturday with a straight set 6-0, 7-1 win over Newman on court no. 2 to put the Bucs up 3-0 over the Highlanders.
Sidorenko made it four in a row with a 6-2, 6-0 win on court no. 3, while Placha remained undefeated in Big South action on court no. 1 with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Sayer. Cooper defeated Fay (6-3, 6-1) and Cloessner topped Sarver (6-3, 6-3) on courts 4 and 5 to complete the Bucs sweep.
Charleston Southern returns home to the Buccaneer Tennis Complex on Tuesday afternoon against Presbyterian as the Bucs host the Blue Hose for Senior Day. The Bucs will recognize seniors Marketa Placha, Yvonne Hubler and Angelica Sidorenko while taking on the Blue Hose in Big South play with doubles action set to begin at 2 p.m.
Charleston Southern 7, Radford 0
Mar 22, 2015 at Radford, Va. (Radford University Tennis Complex)
1. Marketa Placha (CSU) def. SAYER, Natalie (RAD) 6-0, 6-2
2. Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. NEWMAN, Taylor (RAD) 6-0, 6-1
3. Angelica Sidorenko (CSU) def. VALLS, Gemma (RAD) 6-2, 6-0
4. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. FAY, Taylor (RAD) 6-3, 6-1
5. Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. SARVER, Grace (RAD) 6-3, 6-3
6. Valeria Koussenkova (CSU) def. NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) 6-1, 6-1
1. Angelica Sidorenko/Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. SAYER, Natalie/VALLS, Gemma (RAD) 8-3
2. Yvonne Hubler/Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. NEWMAN, Taylor/FAY, Taylor (RAD) 8-2
3. Marketa Placha/Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. SARVER, Grace/NAPOLITANO, Meg (RAD) 8-2
Charleston Southern 11-2, 5-1 BSC
Radford 4-8, 1-4 BSC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,2,3,1,4,5)