CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern opened Big South Conference play with a 7-0 sweep over visiting Campbell on Saturday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex.
CSU (5-1, 1-0) picked up its fifth consecutive win and third 7-0 result over the stretch as the Bucs took all three doubles matches and all six singles results in picking up the conference opener. Campbell falls to 3-6, 0-1 in conference play with the loss.
Valeria Koussenkova and Yana Morar teamed up to take the first win of the afternoon with a 6-0 victory on doubles court no. 2 over Lea Cutura and Nina Asanin. Nicolin Luecke and Sophie Cloessner followed shortly after with a 6-1 win over Isabel Boada and Alexandra Andrivot to secure the doubles point for the Bucs on court no. 1.
Koussenkova was first off the court for the Bucs in singles play with the senior recording the 6-0, 6-0 win on court no. 5 over Boada. Fellow senior Mi'Kola Cooper followed with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Nicoara on court no. 3 to give CSU the 3-0 lead.
Koerner secured the Bucs' win on court no. 4 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Roustan. The CSU sophomore improved to 6-0 on the season in singles play with the straight sets' win.
Cloessner followed shortly after to give the Bucs the 5-0 lead with the junior recording the 6-3, 6-4 win on court no. 2 over Cutura.
Morar remained undefeated in singles play on the season with a 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 win over Asanin on court no. 6. Luecke closed out the match on court no. 1 with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-0) win over Andrivot.
Charleston Southern remains at home next weekend as the Bucs continue Big South Conference play against Gardner-Webb. First serve against the Runnin' Bulldogs is set for 1 p.m.
Charleston So. 7, Campbell 0
Feb 25, 2017 at Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Tennis Complex)
1. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. ANDRIVOT, Alexandra (CAM-W) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-0)
2. Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. CUTURA, Lea (CAM-W) 6-3, 6-4
3. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. NICOARA, Alexandra (CAM-W) 6-1, 6-1
4. Kimberley Koerner (CSU) def. ROUSTAN, Pauline (CAM-W) 6-4, 6-2
5. Valeria Koussenkova (CSU) def. BOADA, Isabel (CAM-W) 6-0, 6-0
6. Yana Morar (CSU) def. ASANIN, Nina (CAM-W) 6-1, 3-6, 10-7
1. Nicolin Luecke/Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. ANDRIVOT, Alexandra/BOADA, Isabel (CAM-W) 6-1
2. Valeria Koussenkova/Yana Morar (CSU) def. CUTURA, Lea/ASANIN, Nina (CAM-W) 6-0
3. Kimberley Koerner/Femcke van Rensburg (CSU) def. NICOARA, Alexandra/ROUSTAN, Pauline (CAM-W) 7-5
Campbell 3-6, 0-1
Charleston So. 5-1, 1-0
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,3,4,2,6,1)