HARTSVILLE, S.C.- Alyssa Blanchard’s (Columbia, S.C.) consecutive singles match win streak continued on Friday afternoon thanks to a straight set win at No. 1 singles over West Alabama’s Angy Cuellar. Unfortunately, the women were unable to pick up the team victory as they were narrowly defeated 5-4.
Along with Blanchard, the Cobras Cora Berna (Spain) and Stephanie Medley (Sumter, S.C.) each picked up wins in singles play at No. 2 and No. 3. Berna won a tough three set match at No. 2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, while Medley won in straight sets at No. 3 6-1, 6-2.
Blanchard and Medley earned the Cobras their fourth victory of the match with an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles.
Coker is back on the courts on Saturday when they travel to Misenheimer, N.C. to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University starting at 1:00 p.m.
Coker (4) lost to West Alabama (5)
#1 Alyssa Blanchard (CC) def. Angy Cuellar (WA) 6-3, 6-3
#2 Cora Berna (CC) def. Natalia Cardenas (WA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
#3 Stephanie Medley (CC) def. Emily Gerding (WA) 6-1, 6-2
#4 Kendall Sigmon (CC) lost to Katy Shoptaugh (WA) 6-1, 6-2
#5 Faith Baxley (CC) lost to Dasha Popova (WA) 6-1, 6-1
#6 Brittanny Yando (CC) lost to Courtney McDonald (WA) 6-3, 6-2
#1 Blanchard/Medley (CC) def. Cuellar/Gerding (WA) 8-2
#2 Sigmon/Berna (CC) lost to Cardenas/Popova (WA) 8-5
#3 Baxley/Yando (CC) lost to McDonald/Shoptaugh (WA) 8-3