MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - The No. 60-ranked College of Charleston women's tennis team cruised past Davidson, 7-0, to remain an unbeaten 6-0 in Southern Conference play held Sunday afternoon at the CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point.
The Cougars (17-4) showed their dominance sweeping all of the doubles and singles matches against the Wildcats (3-14, 0-4 SoCon). It was the team's first match in nine days since a 4-1 win over Cornell on March 22 which capped a successful 10-0 run in a span of 12 days.
They were led by straight-set victories from freshman Samantha Maddox (Lexington, Ky.) and senior Katie Lee (Brisbane, Australia), who both finished out their respective matches with love sets at the No. 4 and No. 5 lines to continue on a team-best five-match win streak each.
Sophomore Kelly Kambourelis (Melbourne, Fla.) clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Davidson's Brites Moniz-Soares at No. 2. The Cougars boast a combined 33-0 singles record against league opponents this season and extended their win streak to 13 consecutive matches.
CofC got the early jump on the Wildcats winning close pro-sets in doubles with Maddox and junior Irene Viana (Paris, France) securing the doubles point with an 8-6 decision over Stephani Synn and Moniz-Soares at the top of the order.
"Davidson did a good job and started off much quicker in the doubles than we did today," CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. "We had to fight our hearts out in order to come back and win the doubles point. I was really proud of Kelly and Christin's (Newman) comeback, being down 7-4, and winning 9-7. Overall, it was a good match for us today against a dangerous Davidson team who will surprise some teams this year. We are happy to pick up a seven-love victory over them."
CofC will next travel for a two-match SoCon road swing through Elon on Friday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. (ET) in Elon, N.C., and at UNCG on Saturday, April 7 at noon (ET) in Greensboro, N.C.
(60) COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 7, DAVIDSON 0
April 1, 2012
CofC Tennis Center
at Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
No. 1 - Christin Newman (CofC) def. Stephani Synn (Davidson), 6-4, 3-0 (retired).
No. 2 - Kelly Kambourelis (CofC) def. Brites Moniz-Soares (Davidson), 6-3, 6-1.
No. 3 - Caroline Newman (CofC) def. Katharine Dicconson (Davidson), 6-1, 6-2.
No. 4 - Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Nisha Crouser (Davidson), 6-1, 6-0.
No. 5 - Katie Lee (CofC) def. Elise Held (Davidson), 6-2, 6-0.
No. 6 - Olivia McMillan (CofC) def. Frizzi Bschorer (Davidson), 6-1, 6-4.
No. 1 - Samantha Maddox-Irene Viana (CofC) def. Stephani Synn-Brites Moniz-Soares (Davidson), 8-6.
No. 2 - Kelly Kambourelis-Christin Newman (CofC) def. Nisha Crouser-Katharine Dicconson (Davidson), 9-7.
No. 3 - Katie Lee-Olivia McMillan (CofC) def. Frizzi Bschorer-Catherine Wood (Davidson), 8-2.
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 4, 5, 2*, 3, 1, 6