CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern took their sixth straight win to open up the 2016 season as the Buccaneers topped USC Upstate at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex on Wednesday afternoon, 7-0.
It was the fourth straight 7-0 win for CSU to open the month of March as the Bucs (6-0) swept all three doubles matches and took all six singles matches in straight sets in the win over the Spartans (0-12).
Charleston Southern opened doubles play with Nicolin Luecke and Valeria Koussenkova topping Filippa Ericson and Anna Zoske on court no. 1, 6-0. Sophie Cloessner and Gabriela Srodowski topped Anna Remeth and Ruby Kubac on court no. 3, 6-0, to seal the doubles point for the Bucs.
In singles action, Koussenkova quickly dispatched Kubac on court no. 6, 6-0, 6-1 to give the Bucs the 2-0 lead. Srodowski followed shortly after with a 6-1, 6-2 win on court no. 4 over Sigaki. Koerner sealed the CSU win with the 6-2, 6-1 win on court no. 5 over Nemeth.
Thompson and Cloessner added wins on courts 3 and 2 with Thompson topping Zarama, 6-3, 6-1, while Cloessner defeated Ericson, 6-3, 6-4.
Luecke closed out the Bucs sweep with the 6-1, 7-6 win over Zoske on court no. 1.
The Bucs are back in action on Friday afternoon as CSU hosts Michigan State at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex. Doubles play is set for 2 p.m.
Charleston Southern 7, USC Upstate 0
Mar 09, 2016 at Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Tennis Complex)
1. LUECKE, Nicolin (CSU) def. ZOSKE, Anna (UPST) 6-1, 7-6
2. CLOESSNER, Sophie (CSU) def. ERICSON, Filippa (UPST) 6-3, 6-4
3. THOMPSON, Brianna (CSU) def. ZARAMA, Vale (UPST) 6-3, 6-1
4. SRODOWSKI, Gabriela (CSU) def. SIGAKI, Carol (UPST) 6-1, 6-2
5. KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU) def. NEMETH, Anna (UPST) 6-2, 6-1
6. KOUSSENKOVA, Valeria (CSU) def. KUBAC, Ruby (UPST) 6-0, 6-1
1. LUECKE, Nicolin/KOUSSENKOVA, Valeria (CSU) def. ERICSON, Filippa/ZOSKE, Anna (UPST) 6-0
2. THOMPSON, Brianna/KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU) def. SIGAKI, Carol/ZARAMA, Vale (UPST) 6-3
3. CLOESSNER, Sophie/SRODOWSKI, Gabriela (CSU) def. KUBAC, Ruby/NEMETH, Anna (UPST) 6-0
USC Upstate 0-12
Charleston Southern 6-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,4,5,3,2,1)