The Camels sent three matches into the decisive third set, but Chernaya, 6-3, was the only Campbell (4-10, 2-2 Big South) player to come up with a victory at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. Libby Scott, 6-4, at No. 1 clinched the match for Coastal Carolina (8-6, 4-1 Big South) and a 6-3 third-set win by Dominique Dewit at No. 6 provided the final 5-2 score.
Coastal Carolina won two of the three doubles matches, but sophomore Tamara Stanic (Budva, Montenegro) and Chernaya at No. 1 tallied an 8-5 victory in the tiebreaker to conclude the competition. Ortiz and partner junior Natasha Afridi (Tokyo, Japan) fought hard at No. 2 but fell, 8-6.
A straight-set, 6-1, 6-4, victory was registered by Ortiz at No. 3 to pull Campbell within one, 2-1, early in the singles competition. Kortney Kowal put the Chanticleers up 3-1 following a 6-2, 6-4 win in the fourth slot.
Campbell continues Big South play on Saturday at Longwood with the first serve set for 1:30 p.m. The Camels return to the Nisbet Tennis Center on Mar. 29 against UNC Asheville at 2 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Campbell vs Coastal Carolina
Mar 20, 2013 at Conway, S.C.
(Billy Nichols Tennis Center)
Coastal Carolina 5, Campbell 2
1. SCOTT, Libby (COASTAL) def. Tamara Stanic (CAM) 6-7, 6-1, 6-4
2. Karolina Chernaya (CAM) def. DAVIES, Mikaela (COASTAL) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
3. Ana Maria Ortiz (CAM) def. BATES, Shelby (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-4
4. KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) def. Natasha Afridi (CAM) 6-2, 6-4
5. ROBINSON, Alicia (COASTAL) def. Kirsten Renz (CAM) 6-2, 6-0
6. DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) def. Lourdes Ros (CAM) 7-6, 1-6, 6-3
1. Tamara Stanic/Karolina Chernaya (CAM) def. BATES, Shelby/KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) 8-7
2. ROBINSON, Alicia/DAVIES, Mikaela (COASTAL) def. Ana Maria Ortiz/Natasha Afridi (CAM) 8-6
3. DE WIT, Dominique/SCOTT, Libby (COASTAL) def. Lourdes Ros/Lauren Vaughn (CAM) 8-0
Campbell 4-10 (2-2)
Coastal Carolina 8-6 (4-1)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,3,4,2,1,6)