ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Another complete team effort spurred Charleston Southern to a sweep over host UNC Asheville on Monday afternoon at the Asheville Racquet Club as the Buccaneers defeated the Bulldogs, 7-0, in Big South Conference play.
The Buccaneers swept all three doubles courts and all six singles courts on their way to improving to 13-2 on the season, 7-1 in Big South Conference play with one conference match remaining in the 2015 season.
On the courts that will host the Big South Women's Tennis Championships running from April 15-18, the Buccaneers completed their third straight sweep and seventh of the season under head coach Mike Baker.
In doubles play, Angelica Sidorenko and Mi'Kola Cooper topped Ericka Rivero and Emily McNall on court no. 1, 8-5, while Yvonne Hubler and Nicolin Luecke downed Christin Boissevain and Lauren Brooker, 8-2, on court no. 2. Marketa Placha and Sophie Cloessner topped Hunter Hall and Amryn Soldier on court no. 3, 8-3, as the Bucs headed into singles play leading 1-0 in the match.
Singles play saw Marketa Placha and Sophie Cloessner remain undefeated in Big South play with Placha topping Rivero on court no. 1, 6-4, 6-2, to improve to 8-0 on the season in conference action. Cloessner improved to 7-0 in Big South play on the year with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Hall on court no. 6.
Hubler defeated McNall in straight sets on court no. 2, 6-3, 6-2, while Sidorenko topped Brooker on court no. 3, 6-3, 6-2. Cooper also won in straight sets over Boissevain on court no. 4, 6-2, 6-2.
Luecke's match on court no. 5 was the lone one to go into the tiebreaker as the CSU sophomore won the first set over Amalie Davidsen 6-1, while falling in set two, 6-4. In the deciding third set, Luecke rallied to win 9-7 to close out the match and the CSU sweep.
The Buccaneers remain on the road as they travel to Conway, S.C. and Coastal Carolina for their final Big South match of the season on April 8th. First serve between the Bucs and the Chanticleers at the Coastal Carolina Tennis Complex is set for 1 p.m.
Charleston Southern 7, UNC Asheville 0
Mar 30, 2015 at Asheville, N.C. (Asheville Racquet Club)
1. Marketa Placha (CSU) def. RIVERO, Ericka (ASHW) 6-4, 6-2
2. Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 6-3, 6-2
3. Angelica Sidorenko (CSU) def. BROOKER, Lauren (ASHW) 6-3, 6-2
4. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. DAVIDSEN, Amalie (ASHW) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (9-7)
6. Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. HALL, Hunter (ASHW) 6-3, 6-1
1. Angelica Sidorenko/Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. RIVERO, Ericka/MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 8-5
2. Yvonne Hubler/Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin/BROOKER, Lauren (ASHW) 8-2
3. Marketa Placha/Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. HALL, Hunter/SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 8-3
Charleston Southern 13-2, 7-1 BSC
UNC Asheville 12-4, 2-3 BSC