ROCK HILL, S.C. – The season for Campbell came to an end on Friday in the semifinals of the Big South Championships with a 4-1 loss to Charleston Southern in Rock Hill, S.C. Campbell concluded the campaign with a 10-13 overall record.
Susita Das for the Bucs clinched the match with a 7-5 triumph in the third set at No. 6 against senior Lourdes Ros (Greensboro, N.C.), while the Camels continued to battle with junior Karolina Chernaya (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) and freshman Ewa Telenga (Gilwice, Poland) in the decisive frames of their contest at No. 1 and No. 5, respectively.
Freshman Ana Maria Ortiz (Beltera, Spain) notched the lone point for Campbell with a 6-3, 6-0 victory at No. 2. Chernaya won a second-set tiebreaker, 7-4, to send her match to the third, while Ros, 6-4, and Telenga, 7-5, took the first set in their contests.
CSU opened the day by taking the doubles point with triumphs at No. 2 and No. 3. The pair of Chernaya and sophomore Tamara Stanic (Budva, Montenegro) were on top, 6-5, at No. 1 when play was called.
The Bucs went up 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-3 win by Yvonne Hubler at No. 2 before Ortiz put the Camels on the board. Alexandra Walters in the fourth slot brought CSU within one point from clinching the match following a 7-5, 6-1 victory.
Campbell concluded the season with a third-place finish in the Big South with a 6-3 mark, while the doubles tandem of Cheranaya and Stanic were named All-Conference. Ros received Big South All-Academic Team honors.
Charleston Southern 4, Campbell 1
4/19/2013 at Rock Hill, SC
(Winthrop Memorial Tennis Courts)
1. Marketa Placha (CSU) vs. Karolina Chernaya (CAM) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), unfinished
2. Yvonne Hubler (CSU) def. Tamara Stanic (CAM) 6-0, 6-1
3. Ana Marie Ortiz (CAM) def. Angelica Sidorenko (CSU) 6-3, 6-0
4. Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. Natasha Afridi (CAM) 7-5, 6-1
5. Alia Nour (CSU) vs. Ewa Telenga (CAM) 5-7, 6-2, unfinished
6. Susita Das (CSU) def. Lourdes Ros (CAM) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
1. Angelica Sidorenko/Alia Nour (CSU) vs. Karolina Chernaya/Tamara Stanic (CAM) 5-6, unfinished
2. Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. Ana Marie Ortiz/Natasha Afridi (CAM) 8-2
3. Marketa Placha/Susita Das (CSU) def. Ewa Telenga/Lourdes Ros (CAM) 8-5
Charleston Southern 14-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,3,4)