CHARLESTON, South Carolina – The surging UNCW women’s tennis team won for the fourth time in five outings Sunday by knocking off former CAA rival Richmond, 5-2, in a neutral site match at the College of Charleston Tennis Complex.

The Seahawks hiked their record to 7-3 this spring with the non-conference victory. The Spiders now stand 3-5 on the year.

UNCW rallied from behind to win the doubles point and then cruised in the first four singles pairings to claim its second in a row.

After the No. 3 doubles team fell to UR, the Seahawks won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to claim the early point. The top tandem of Christine Kharkevitch and Olga Blank defeated Melissa Kandinata and Katya Salas, 8-4, and the No. 2 duo of Angie Sekley and Alyssa Ritchie clinched the point with an identical score against Anna Abadias Morales and Brittany Boys.

Blank, Kharkevitch and Sekely then made quick work of their opponents to put the match on ice for the Seahawks.

Blank, a senior from Winnipeg, Canada, routed Morales, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2 singles and Kharkevitch followed with a 6-1, 6-2 romp over Salas at the No. 4 position. Sekely then clinched the match by dominating Kandinata, 6-2, 6-2, at the top of the lineup.

Ritchie recorded UNCW’s other singles triumph, a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Elizabeth Sims at the No. 3 slot.

The Seahawks return home on Sunday, March 16, to entertain state foe N.C. Central in a 1 p.m. match at the UNCW courts.