Women’s Tennis Edged by Coastal Carolina 4-3

Karolina Chernaya 
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Karolina Chernaya (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

BUIES CREEK – Karolina Chernaya and Tamara Stanic picked up victories in the top two singles spots, but Campbell fell 4-3 to Coastal Carolina Tuesday afternoon. The loss snaps a six match winning streak for the Camels (9-3, 1-2).

Campbell jumped out to a 1-0 lead by capturing the doubles point. Karolina Chernaya and Borislava Nikolova clinched the point by defeating Miki Bunea and Diana Mortlock in the one spot (8-6). Stanic and Katya Yegoreychenko improved to 8-2 after knocking off Katie Fosnacht and Mikaela Kristoffersson (8-5) in the two spot.  

Chernaya defeated Buena in the one position. The Tashkent, Uzbekistan native dropped the first set 3-6. but fought back to take the second set 6-4. Chernaya would keep the momentum rolling and win the third set 7-6 in thrilling fashion to take the match (3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6). Both Chernaya and Stanic are 9-3 this season.

Stanic defeated Mortlock in the two position. The Budva, Montenegro native easily took the first set 6-1, but fell in the second set 2-6. However Stanic fought back, and took the third set 6-2, and won the match (6-1, 2-6, 6-2). She is currently riding a six match winning streak.

The Camels return to the courts Saturday, March 24 as they take on Presbyterian at the Nisbet Tennis Center. Match time is set for 1:00 pm.


Coastal Carolina vs Campbell

Mar 20, 2012 at Buies Creek, N.C.

Coastal Carolina 4, Campbell 3

Singles competition

1. CHERNAYA, Karolina (CAMW) def. BUNEA, Miki (COASTAL) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

2. STANIC, Tamara (CAMW) def. MORTLOCK, Diana (COASTAL) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

3. FOSNACHT, Katie (COASTAL) def. AFRIDI, Natasha (CAMW) 6-3, 6-1

4. HESKETH, Maria (COASTAL) def. NIKOLOVA, Borislava (CAMW) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

5. KOWAL, Kourtney (COASTAL) def. YEGOREYCHENKO, Katya (CAMW) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

6. MALATEK, Amanda (COASTAL) def. GOMAR, Anais (CAMW) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. CHERNAYA, Karolina/NIKOLOVA, Borislava (CAMW) def. BUNEA, Miki/MORTLOCK, Diana (COASTAL) 8-6


3. KOWAL, Kourtney/HESKETH, Maria (COASTAL) def. GOMAR, Anais/AFRIDI, Natasha (CAMW) 8-4