CHARLESTON, S.C. – Gardner-Webb dropped a 6-1 decision to Charleston Southern Saturday afternoon on the road in Big South Conference women's tennis action.
The Runnin' Bulldogs (5-4, 1-2 Big South) saw Charleston Southern (6-1, 2-0 Big South) sweep the doubles action, winning by scores of 6-2, 7-5 and 7-6 (7-3) to secure the team point.
Daniela Naupari captured the lone win of the day for Gardner-Webb, whipping Mi'Kola Cooper by scores of 6-4 and 6-3.
The Buccaneers captured wins down the line, with a lengthy battle at No. 4 singles – with Miljana Ristic rallying from a 6-1 defeat in the first set to even things against Kimberley Koerner with a 6-4 win in the second. Koerner would prevail, however, winning 6-4 in the decisive third set.
Gardner-Webb will be back in action on Tuesday at 2:00 pm when it hosts UNC Asheville for another Big South Conference battle.
Charleston So. 6, Gardner-Webb 1
Mar 4, 2017 at Charleston, S.C. (Buccaneer Tennis Complex)
1. Nicolin Luecke (CSU) def. Sandra Bolstad (GWUW) 6-4, 6-2
2. Sophie Cloessner (CSU) def. Sara Rieckmann (GWUW) 6-1, 6-4
3. Daniela Naupari (GWU) def. Mi'Kola Cooper (CSU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Kimberley Koerner (CSU) def. Miljana Ristic (GWU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
5. Valeria Koussenkova (CSU) def. Catherine White (GWU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Yana Morar (CSU) def. Paula Romero (GWU) 6-0, 6-1
1. Luecke/Cloessner (CSU) def. Bolstad/Naupari (GWU) 6-2
2. Koussenkova/Cooper (CSU) def. White/Rieckmann (GWU) 7-5
3. Koerner/van Rensburg (CSU) def. Mixon/Ristic (GWU) 7-6 (7-3)