Tennis Drops Opening Match Against Coastal Carolina

Senior captain Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz

Feb. 11, 2012


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.


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


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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