CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern picked up its first win of the 2017 spring season with a 6-1 victory over Wofford at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex on Saturday afternoon. CSU took wins two of the three courts in doubles and won five of the six singles to top the Terriers in the Bucs' home opener.
Nicolin Luecke, Sophie Cloessner, Kimberley Koerner, Valeria Koussenkova, and Yana Morar all recorded singles wins to pace CSU (1-1) to their first win of the season as the Bucs bounced back from their season-opening 6-1 loss at UNC Wilmington. The Terriers fell to 6-3 with the loss on Saturday afternoon.
Koerner and Femcke van Rensburg opened up the afternoon with a 6-1 win over Curran Carver and Tayler Carlson on court no. 3, 6-1. Wofford's Catherine Martin and Lauren Reid topped the CSU duo of Cooper and Kristen Farmer on court no. 2, 6-4, to even the match.
Luecke and Cloessner clinched the Bucs' point following a tough battle on court no. 1 against Cassidy Hicks and Kalli Karis. The Bucs' duo took won the tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-4) to give CSU the 1-0 lead at the conclusion of doubles play.
Koussenkova kept the Bucs rolling with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Carlson on court no. 5 to give CSU the 2-0 lead. Cloessner put CSU within match point with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Hicks on court no. 2.
Karas stemmed the CSU tide with a 6-4, 3-1 win on court no. 3 after Cooper.
The Bucs followed with straight set wins on courts 1 and 4 as Luecke topped Martin, 7-5, 6-3, while Koerner topped Reid, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
Morar closed out the win with a 6-2, 7-6 victory on court no. 6 against Carver.
Charleston Southern remains at home tomorrow afternoon as the Buccaneers welcome S.C. State to the Buccaneer Tennis Complex. First serve between the Bucs and the Bulldogs is set for 1 p.m.
Charleston So. 6, Wofford 1
Feb 11, 2017 at Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Tennis Complex)
1. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. Catherine Martin (WOF) 7-5, 6-3
2. Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. Cassidy Hicks (WOF) 6-1, 6-1
3. Kalli Karas (WOF) def. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) 6-4, 3-1, retired
4. Kimberley Koerner (CSU) def. Lauren Reid (WOF) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
5. Valeria Koussenkova (CSU) def. Taylor Carlson (WOF) 6-0, 6-1
6. Yana Morar (CSU) def. Curran Carver (WOF) 6-2, 7-6
1. Nicolin Luecke/Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. Cassidy Hicks/Kalli Karas (WOF) 7-6 (7-4)
2. Catherine Martin/Lauren Reid (WOF) def. Mi'Kola Cooper/Kristen Farmer (CSU) 6-4
3. Kimberley Koerner/Femcke van Rensburg (CSU) def. Curran Carver/Taylor Carlson (WOF) 6-1
Charleston So. 1-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,3,1,4,6)