CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern's home winning streak came to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Buccaneers fell to visiting Liberty, 6-1, at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex.
Liberty (8-7, 2-0) took the doubles point and then five of the six singles wins to top the Bucs (8-5, 4-2) and hand CSU its second Big South loss of the season. Madalina Man picked up the Bucs' lone point in the match with a straight-set win on singles court no. 4.
Sophie Cloessner and Madalina Man topped Evangeline Crist and Anna Dollar in doubles play on court no. 1, 6-2, to pick up the Bucs' first victory of the day. The Flames rallied back with Maria Medina and Lara Soares topping Valeria Koussenkova and Filippa Ericson on court no. 2, 6-2. Rebekah Anderon and Grace Hashiguchi topped Yana Morar and Kimberley Koerner on court no. 3, 6-3, to secure the doubles point and the 1-0 lead for Liberty.
Man took the lone singles win for the Bucs on court no. 4 with the freshman topping Polina Miroshnichenko, 7-5, 6-4, to give CSU its lone point on the day.
Liberty 6, Charleston Southern 1
Mar 24, 2018, at Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Tennis Complex)
1. BONGART, Ashley (LIBERTYW) def. CLOESSNER, Sophie (CSU-W) 6-3, 6-0
2. MEDINA, Maria (LIBERTYW) def. KOUSSENKOVA, Valeria (CSU-W) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
3. SOARES, Lara (LIBERTYW) def. ERICSON, Filippa (CSU-W) 6-1, 6-3
4. MAN, Madalina (CSU-W) def. MIROSHNICHENKO, P. (LIBERTYW) 7-5, 6-4
5. CRIST, Evangeline (LIBERTYW) def. KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU-W) 6-1, 5-7, 10-5
6. DOLLAR, Anna (LIBERTYW) def. MORAR, Yana (CSU-W) 6-2, 6-2
1. CLOESSNER, Sophie/MAN, Madalina (CSU-W) def. CRIST, Evangeline/DOLLAR, Anna (LIBERTYW) 6-2
2. MEDINA, Maria/SOARES, Lara (LIBERTYW) def. KOUSSENKOVA, Valeria/ERICSON, Filippa (CSU-W) 6-2
3. ANDERSON, Rebekah/HASHIGUCHI, Grace (LIBERTYW) def. MORAR, Yana/KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU-W) 6-3
Liberty 8-7, 2-0
Charleston Southern 8-5, 4-2
News and Notes
- Charleston Southern's 16-match home winning streak came to an end against the Flames on Saturday afternoon. The Bucs' streak dated back to a 4-3 win over Liberty on April 2, 2016.
- Man and Cloessner snapped a two-match doubles losing streak with the win on court no. 1 against the Flames.
Charleston Southern remains at home as the Bucs host Radford University in Big South play on Tuesday afternoon. First serve between the Bucs and the Highlanders is set for 2 p.m.