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  • Ian Livingston Brooking

Coastal Men's & Women's Tennis blanks competition

Both Coastal tennis programs put up impressive performances on Saturday, Feb. 17 with the women’s and men’s teams both defeating North Carolina A&T by a score of 7-0. The women’s team would also take on Wofford, winning 7-0.

The Chants claimed all three doubles courts to open the match, with each match ending in a 6-2 decision. That would be followed with six singles victories and the men’s team would improve to 3-2 on the year.

Junior Luis Ruiz, the team’s number one seed, would win his singles match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.

All six courts were won in straight sets.

Zack Talik, the team’s two seed, won in straight sets and was pushed to the limits in his second set with A&T’s Adair Barta but would ultimately come out on top.

The men’s team will be back at home on Sunday, Feb. 25 to take on Longwood at 11 a.m.

On the women’s side of the things, the Chants began the day with a 7-0 blanking of Wofford. The Chants swept the doubles courts before taking all six singles points. All three Coastal duos won 6-3.

After falling 5-7 in the first set, Iryna Vardanian, Coastal’s number one seed, would bounce back and win the next two sets, winning the match 5-7, 6-2, 10-6.

The remaining singles matches ended in straight sets. Lauren Reed of Wofford put up a decent fight against Rylie Cox, Coastal’s number three seed. But Cox was able to maintain her composure throughout each set, winning the match 6-3, 6-3.

In their second matchup against North Carolina A&T, the ladies were able to not drop a single set with all six singles matches ending in straight sets.

The women’s team are back in action here on campus this week on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. to take on St. John’s and then the ladies will be facing East Carolina at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24.

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