WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW tuned up for next week’s Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Championships by trimming Charleston Southern, 5-2, in the home and regular season finale for the Seahawks on Saturday at the UNCW courts.

The Seahawks bid farewell to senior Christina Riley by winning for the sixth time in seven outings to finish the regular season at 12-6. CSU owns an identical record this spring.

“I could not be more pleased with our entire team today,” said first-year UNCW Head Coach Evan Clark. “We played well across the board and beat a very good Charleston Southern team. It was also very nice to send Christina out with a win in her last match here.

“I really feel like we’re peaking at the right time because our whole team is playing good tennis. The players have really worked hard and it’s nice to see rewards. We’re a fresh team that will look to get some more rest as we make the push to the CAA Tournament next weekend.”

In Saturday’s match, played in near-ideal conditions, the Seahawks claimed the doubles point for the 11th time in 18 matches by sweeping all three pairings.

The No. 2 tandem of Angie Sekely and Alyssa Ritchie got things started with an easy 8-1 triumph over CSU’s Alexandra Walters and Yvonne Hubler before the No. 3 team of Kelly Cameron and Miller Hales won their sixth consecutive doubles match by beating Marketa Placha and Susita Das, 8-3.

Freshman Christine Kharkevitch was first off the court in singles when she romped over Chanel Bell, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6 singles to increase UNCW’s margin to 2-0. Ritchie then hiked the score to 3-0 by blitzing Das, 6-0, 6-1, for her 10th consecutive singles victory.

After Hubler knocked off Riley at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-3, Sekely delivered the clincher for the second straight match by downing Placha at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 7-6 (0).

Junior Olga Blank registered UNCW’s other singles victory in a 6-4, 7-6 (1) dispatching of Angelica Sidorenko.

The Seahawks, who finished 6-3 at home this spring, will learn their seed in the CAA Championships early in the week before embarking for Williamsburg, Va., and the conference tourney from Thursday-Sunday.