WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW women’s tennis team handed regional rival Coastal Carolina its first loss in eight matches this season with a 7-0 shutout over the Chanticleers Thursday at the UNCW courts.

The Seahawks improved to 4-2 heading into a match Tuesday at Campbell. The Chanticleers of the Big South Conference now stand 7-1.

The Seahawks swept all three doubles pairings to claim the early point. Senior Olga Blank and sophomore Christine Kharkevitch cruised past Romane Delay and Libby Scott, 8-2, at the No. 1 position and junior Alyssa Ritchie and senior Angie Sekely clinched the early point with an 8-3 decision over Kourtney Kowal and Honami Yazawa. UNCW also won at No. 3 doubles when senior Kelly Cameron and junior Miller Hales edged Marie Babayan and Amanda Malatek, 8-7.

In singles, the Seahawks won all six matches, including two in three sets. UNCW is 28-8 (.778) in singles matches this spring.

Kharkevitch increased the score to 2-0 at No. 5 singles when the Houston product downed Babayan, 6-2, 6-3. Ritchie then hiked the score to 3-0 with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph over Kowal.

Sekely, playing No. 1, clinched the sixth win of the season by trimming CCU’s Libby Scott, 6-4, 7-5.

Blank and Cameron both won three-set matches at No. 2 and No. 4 singles. Blank topped Yazawa, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6), while Cameron outlasted Delay, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1. In another singles match, freshman Hollie Champion trimmed Malatek, 6-3, 7-5.