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Tennis Drops Opening Match Against Coastal Carolina

CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM Senior captain Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz
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Senior captain Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz
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Feb. 11, 2012

CONWAY, S.C. -

The Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina defeated Western Carolina in its opening match of the 2012 spring season, blanking the Catamounts Saturday afternoon, 7-0.

Coastal set the tone early with a sweep of the doubles matches. The Catamounts fell in all six singles matches Saturday. In the No. 1 singles match, Miki Bunea defeated Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz 6-2, 6-3. In her first match as the No. 2 singles player for WCU, junior Karen Jiménez was defeated 6-2, 6-2. After dropping the first set 6-0, freshman Megan McLinden fought back to take three games from Coastal’s Kristoffersson, but ultimately was defeated in the second set, 6-3. The Chanticleers blanked the Catamounts in the No. 4- No. 6 matches.

Western Carolina will host its first home match this season as the Tornados of Brevard College travel to Cullowhee for a 2 pm, Thursday afternoon tilt at the Catamount Athletic Complex.

Singles:

1. Miki Bunea (CCU) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU): 6-2, 6-3

2. Diana Mortlock (CCU) def. Karen Jiménez (WCU): 6-2, 6-2

3. Mikaela Kristofersson (CCU) def. Megan McLinden (WCU): 6-0, 6-3

4. Katie Fosnacht (CCU) def. Jessica Swan (WCU): 6-0, 6-0

5. Maria Hesketh (CCU) def. Katie Barry (WCU): 6-0, 6-0

6. Kourtney Kowal (CCU) def. Sarah Walters (WCU): 6-0, 6-0

Doubles:

1. Bunea / Mortlock (CCU) def.  Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz / Jessica Swan (WCU): 8-0

2. Kristofersson / Fosnacht (CCU) def. Karen Jiménez / Megan McLinden (WCU): 8-2

3. Kowal / Hesketh (CCU) def. Katie Barry / Sarah Walters (WCU): 8-0

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