ASHEVILLE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - The No. 3 seed Coastal Carolina earned a 4-1 victory over No. 2 seed Charleston Southern at the 2012 Big South Conference Women's Tennis Championship on Friday afternoon at Asheville Racquet Club South, earning a berth in the championship match tomorrow against No. 1 seed Winthrop.
Coastal improves to 16-4 with the victory while CSU drops to 18-5 overall.
Coastal's team of Katie Fosnacht and Mikaela Kristofersson won the No. 2 doubles 8-2 while the Buccaneers' Alia Nour and Angelica Sidorenko won the No. 3 match, 8-5. The No. 1 doubles went to a tie break and the team of Miki Bunea and Diana Mortlock earned a 9-8 (7-5) victory for the Chanticleers to give Coastal a 1-0 match lead.
CSU's Olga Makhova tied the match up at one point apiece when she won the No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-1. Kristofersson put the Chants up 2-1 with a 6-3, 6-4 win at the No. 4 singles, followed by a 6-3, 6-4 victory by Amanda Malatek in the No. 5 singles to give CCU a 3-1 match lead.
The No. 2, 3 and 6 singles all went three sets with Coastal's Fosnacht earning a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win in the No. 3 flight to give the Chanticleers the 4-1 match victory.
Coastal will now play Winthrop for the 2012 Big South Championship on Saturday, April 21 at 9:00am.
Coastal Carolina 4, Charleston Southern 1
1. MAKHOVA, Olga (CSUW) def. BUNEA, Miki (COASTALW) 6-3, 6-1
2. SIDORENKO, Angelica (CSUW) vs. MORTLOCK, Diana (COASTALW) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 5-3, unfinished
3. FOSNACHT, Katie (COASTALW) def. HUBLER, Yvonne (CSUW) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
4. KRISTOFERSSON, M (COASTALW) def. DZAKOVIC, Marija (CSUW) 6-3, 6-4
5. MALATEK, Amanda (COASTALW) def. WALTERS, Alexandra (CSUW) 6-3, 6-4
6. NOUR, Alia (CSUW) vs. KOWAL, Kourtney (COASTALW) 5-7, 6-4, 3-5, unfinished
1. BUNEA, Miki/MORTLOCK, Diana (COASTALW) def. HUBLER, Yvonne/MAKHOVA, Olga (CSUW) 9-8 (7-5)
2. FOSNACHT, Katie/KRISTOFERSSON, M (COASTALW) def. DZAKOVIC, Marija/WALTERS, Alexandra (CSUW) 8-2
3. NOUR, Alia/SIDORENKO, Angelica (CSUW) def. HESKETH, Maria/KOWAL, Kourtney (COASTALW) 8-5