GREENVILLE, North Carolina – Rainy conditions didn’t slow down the UNCW women’s tennis team Saturday as the Seahawks won their sixth consecutive match with a 4-0 shutout of rival East Carolina at the ECU Indoor Tennis Facility.

The Seahawks won for the ninth time in their last 10 matches to improve to 11-3 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, had their record evened at 9-9.

“I was really proud of how Miller (Hales) and Kelly (Cameron) stepped up and closed out the doubles point for us,” said second-year UNCW Head Coach Evan Clark. “I was also pleased with Angie (Sekely), Olga (Blank) and Annika (Sillanpaa) and how they took care of business on their individual singles courts.”

The Seahawks jumped on top early after Hales and Cameron claimed the decisive doubles match with an 8-6 victory over ECU’s Emily Groeneveld and Melis Tanik at the No. 3 slot. Sekely and Alyssa Ritchie also won at No. 2 doubles by routing Michelle Castro and Nicole LaDuca, 8-2. It was the 11th time this season that the Seahawks have won the doubles point.

UNCW wasted no time in wrapping up the match by sweeping the first three singles matches of the court to nail down their third straight shutout and the sixth whitewashing of the season.

Blank, a senior from Winnipeg, Canada, increased the score to 2-0 by breezing past Castro, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 2 singles and Sillanpaa, a freshman from Finland, raised the margin to 3-0 with a 7-5, 6-3 decision over Maria Storozheva. Sekely then delivered the clincher for the fifth time this season by beating Tanik at the top of the lineup, 6-3, 6-1, to push her singles ledger to 12-1 this spring.

The Seahawks return to Colonial Athletic Association play Sunday when they travel to Norfolk, Va., to take on Delaware in a Noon match at ODU’s Folkes Stevens Tennis Center.