Coastal Carolina Edges Gardner-Webb 4-3 in Women’s Tennis Action Saturday -—Official Web Site of Gardner-Webb Athletics
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Hutterli picked up two wins in Gardner-Webb's 4-3 home loss vs. Coastal Carolina. The senior teamed with Erica White to win 8-6 at No. 3 doubles and went solo to pick up a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles.
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Coastal Carolina Edges Gardner-Webb 4-3 in Women’s Tennis Action Saturday
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          Release: March 17, 2012
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Boiling Springs, N.C. - Gardner-Webb won 3 of 6 singles matches at home Saturday, but was unable to overcome a 1-0 doubles deficit and saw visiting Coastal Carolina escape with a 4-3 win.

GWU (8-5, 1-2) found itself down 1-0 early in the match after Coastal grabbed wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions. Erica White and Ronia Hutterli teamed up to post a doubles win at the No. 3 slot, defeating the Chanticleer tandem Kourtney Kowal/Maria Hesketh by an 8-6 margin.

In singles play, Gardner-Webb got wins at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5. Freshman Alice Hopkins (Birmingham, England) got the Runnin' Bulldogs on the board with a 6-4, 6-3 win over the Chanticleers' Diana Mortlock at No. 2, her 12th singles win of the season.  The junior Hutterli (Duebendorf, Switzerland) continued the GWU rally with a win at the No. 5 spot, besting Kowal by a score of 6-4, 6-4.

At No. 3, senior Ioana Oprea (Bucharest, Romania) outlasted Coastal's Mikaela Kristofersson to take the win, taking the decision by a count of 6-4, 7-5. The win marked the 9th for Oprea on the year.

Gardner-Webb returns to action this coming Monday for a home match versus North Carolina A&T. The match is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start time.


Match Results: CCU 4, GWU 3


1. Miki Bunea/Diana Mortlock def. Ioana Oprea/Jenny Lunde 8-4

2. Katie Fosnacht/Mikaela Kristofersson def. Alice Hopkins/Yasmin Doost 8-2

3. Erica White/Ronia Hutterli def. Kourtney Kowal/Maria Hesketh 8-6


1. Bunea def. White 6-1, 6-2

2. Hopkins def. Mortlock 6-4, 6-3

3. Oprea def. Kristofersson 6-4, 7-5

4. Fosnacht def. Lunde 7-5, 6-0

5. Hutterli def. Kowal 6-4, 6-4

6. Hesketh def. Doost 6-1, 6-4



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