CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Coker’s Alyssa Blanchard (Columbia, S.C.) picked up her third win of the week against a Conference Carolinas opponent at No. 1 singles on Saturday with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Elena Mileva of Queens University of Charlotte. The win was Coker’s only of the match as they lost to the regionally ranked No. 8 and nationally ranked No. 44 Royals of Queens 8-1.
Even though they were unable to pick up wins, several Coker players played good matches including Cora Berna (Torrevieja, Spain) at No. 3 singles. She lost her match 6-3, 6-2, but showed flashes of greatness in her play.
Coker will now prepare for their next week of play that includes a home match on Wednesday against Benedict College at 3:00 p.m. and another conference match on Saturday, March 5 against Barton College at home at 1:30 p.m.
Coker (1) lost to Queens (8) (#44 Nationally, #8 Southeast Region)
#1: Alyssa Blanchard (CC) def. Elena Mileva (QU) 6-0, 6-3
#2: Stephanie Medley (CC) lost to Christina Rustcheff (QU) 6-0, 6-1
#3: Cora Berna (CC) lost to Erin Williams (QU) 6-3, 6-2
#4: Kendall Sigmon (CC) lost to Morgan Roberts (QU) 6-2, 6-2
#5: Faith Baxley (CC) lost to Amanda Poole (QU) 6-0, 6-1
#6: Brittanny Yando (CC) lost to Gillian McLinden (QU) 6-2, 6-0
#1: Blanchard/Medley (CC) lost to Mileva/Roberts (QU) 8-3 (#10 Southeast Region)
#2: Sigmon/Berna (CC) lost to Williams/Rustcheff (QU) 8-1
#3: Yando/Baxley (CC) lost to Poole/Hewiit Haun (QU) 8-3