CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern ran its winning streak to six in a row as the Buccaneers topped Gardner-Webb on Saturday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex, 6-1.
The Bucs (6-1, 2-0) swept all three doubles matches and took singles wins on courts 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 in recording their second Big South win of the season. The Runnin' Bulldogs fell to 5-4, 1-2 in conference play with the loss.
Nicolin Luecke, Sophie Cloessner, Kimberley Koerner, Valeria Koussenkova, and Yana Morar all went undefeated on the day to pace the Bucs to their sixth straight win of the 2017 season. The Runnin' Bulldogs picked up their lone win on court no. 3 behind Daniela Naupari's straight set win.
Luecke and Cloessner topped GWU's Sandra Bolstad and Naupari on court no. 1, 6-2, to open doubles play. Koussenkova and Mi'Kola Cooper topped the Runnin' Bulldogs' Catherine White and Sarah Rieckmann on court no. 2, 7-5, while Koerner and Femcke van Rensburg topped Mary Walker Mixon and Miljana Ristic on court no. 3, 7-6 (7-3).
The Bucs kept the winning streak rolling in singles action as Luecke topped Bolstad on court no. 1, 6-4, 6-2. Cloessner added a 6-1, 6-4 win over Rieckmann on court no. 2. Koussenkova topped White on court no. 5, 7-5, 6-2, and Morar topped Paula Romero 6-0, 6-1, on court no. 6.
Koerner recorded a three-set win over Ristic on court no. 4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 for the Bucs' final point of the afternoon.
Naupari topped Cooper on court no. 3, 6-4, 6-3, for the Runnin' Bulldogs' lone point of the match.
Charleston Southern heads to the road next weekend as the Bucs travel to Liberty, Longwood, and Radford on March 11-13.
Charleston So. 6, Gardner-Webb 1
Mar 04, 2017 at Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Tennis Complex)
1. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. BOLSTAD, Sandra (GWUW) 6-4, 6-2
2. Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. RIECKMANN, S (GWUW) 6-1, 6-4
3. NAUPARI, Daniela (GWUW) def. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Kimberley Koerner (CSU) def. RISTIC, Miljana (GWUW) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
5. Valeria Koussenkova (CSU) def. WHITE, Catherine (GWUW) 7-5, 6-2
6. Yana Morar (CSU) def. ROMERO, Paula (GWUW) 6-0, 6-1
1. Nicolin Luecke/Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. BOLSTAD, Sandra/NAUPARI, Daniela (GWUW) 6-2
2. Valeria Koussenkova/Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) def. WHITE, Catherine/RIECKMANN, S (GWUW) 7-5
3. Kimberley Koerner/Femcke van Rensburg (CSU) def. MIXON, Mary Walker/RISTIC, Miljana (GWUW) 7-6 (7-3)
Gardner-Webb 5-4, 1-2
Charleston So. 6-1, 2-0