Buccaneers sweep S.C. State in Sunday afternoon non-conference action

Buccaneers sweep S.C. State in Sunday afternoon non-conference action

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern recorded its first sweep of the 2017 season as the Buccaneers topped visiting South Carolina State on Sunday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex, 7-0.

The Bucs took the doubles point early and won five of the six singles matches in straight sets on their way to improving to 2-1 on the season. Yana Morar closed out the match with a three-set win over S.C. State's (0-3) Marketa Marcanikova to complete the sweep.

CSU took the doubles matches on courts 1 and 3 to open play on Sunday afternoon. Kimberley Koerner and Femcke van Rensburg topped the S.C. State duo of Mihajlovic and Petreanu on court no. 3, 6-1. Nicolin Luecke and Sophie Cloessner took the point on court no. 1 to give CSU the 1-0 lead with the 6-2 win over Intissar Rassif and Oleksandra Filippova.

The match on court no. 2 between CSU's Valeria Koussenkova and Yana Morar and S.C. State's Andjela Vasic and Marcanikova was suspended following the Bucs' win on court no. 1.

The doubles win carried the momentum over into singles play as Luecke topped Filippova on court no. 2, 6-1, 6-1, to give CSU the 2-0 lead. Koerner finished shortly after on court no. 4 with a 7-5, 6-0 win. Koussenkova sealed the CSU victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win on court no. 3 over Vasic.

Van Rensburg topped Petreanu on court no. 6, 7-5, 6-2, to keep the CSU winning streak going. Cloessner topped Rassif, 7-5, 6-1, on court no. 1 to give the Bucs the 6-0 lead.

Morar completed the Buccaneers' sweep after rallying back from a 7-5 loss in the first set on court no. 5 against Marcanikova. The Chernivtsi, Ukraine native rallied back with a 6-2 win in the second set and finished the match with a 10-6 win in the third set tiebreaker to take the win.

CSU is back in action on Thursday, February 16, as the Buccaneers travel to Savannah State for a midweek matchup. First serve between the Bucs and the Tigers at the Tiger Tennis Courts is set for 2 p.m.

Charleston So. 7, S.C. State 0
Feb 12, 2017 at Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. RASSIF, Intissar (SCST) 7-5, 6-1
2. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. FILIPPOVA, Oleksandr (SCST) 6-1, 6-1
3. Valeria Koussenkova (CSU) def. VASIC, Andjela (SCST) 6-2, 6-4
4. Kimberley Koerner (CSU) def. MIHAJLOVIC (SCST) 7-5, 6-0
5. Yana Morar (CSU) def. MARCANIKOVA, Marketa (SCST) 5-7, 6-2, 10-6
6. Femcke van Rensburg (CSU) def. PETREANU (SCST) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Nicolin Luecke/Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. RASSIF, Intissar/FILIPPOVA, Oleksandr (SCST) 6-2
2. Valeria Koussenkova/Yana Morar (CSU) vs. VASIC, Andjela/MARCANIKOVA, Marketa (SCST) 5-4,
unfinished
3. Kimberley Koerner/Femcke van Rensburg (CSU) def. MIHAJLOVIC/PETREANU (SCST) 6-1

Match Notes
S.C. State 0-3
Charleston So. 2-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,4,3,6,1,5) 

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