Tennis Falls at Coastal Carolina in First Match Friday

Stacia Kissell has won both her singles matches in the first two matches.

Feb. 7, 2014


Conway, S.C. - Western Carolina's Stacia Kissell won her second straight singles contest of the season, but the Catamounts could not capitalize dropping their second match of the 2014 campaign, 5-1, at Coastal Carolina Friday morning at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.

The Chanticleers started the morning leading 1-0 as WCU forfeited the No.6 singles match point. Coastal Carolina began play with a victory at the No. 4 singles position as Marie Babayan defeated Megan McLinden, 6-1, 6-1.

WCU's Sara Ruiz Pajares fell to Honami Yazawa 6-4, 6-2, in the No. 3 singles match. The Chanticleers clinched victory in the No. 2 singles match when Kourtney Kowal defeated Shannon Bettiol 6-2, 7-5.

Coastal claimed their fifth point of the morning with a win at the No. 5 matchup on Romane Delay's defeat of Erin Maguire in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

Kissell took the opening set of the No. 1 singles match, but the Chanticleers' Libby Scott forced a decisive third set with a win in the second set. Kissell rallied in the tiebreak earning WCU's only point of the day with the 6-3, 1-6, 10-7 decision.

Western Carolina plays UNC-Wilmington this afternoon, February 7, to take on the Seahawks at 2 p.m.



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