Coastal’s Bunea, Fosnacht, Kusuda net league honors

Coastal Carolina men’s tennis player Yusuke Kusuda and women’s tennis player Miki Bunea were named the Big South Conference’s tennis players of the week for matches played Feb. 27-March 4.

The Lady Chanticleers made it a clean sweep of the league honors with Katie Fosnacht earning the Crons Brand Freshman of the Week award for her play in Coastal’s 6-1 win over Radford.

Bunea posted wins at both No. 1 doubles and singles in the Chanticleers’ 6-1 win over Radford last week. The senior also helped Coastal earn the doubles point as she teamed up with Diana Mortlock to defeat Mia Drobnjak and Taylor Newman, 8-3. Bunea then won her fifth-straight singles match from the No. 1 singles position as she topped Petra Dajevic, 6-4, 7-5.

Fosnacht recorded wins in No. 2 doubles and No. 4 singles to help Coastal top Radford last week. She paired up with Mikaela Kristofersson to defeat Hannah Crawford and Meg Napolitano, 8-6, before topping Gemma Valls in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 10-7. This is the third time Fosnacht has earned this award this year.

Kusuda, a junior, posted wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles in the Chanticleers’ 5-2 win over Conference foe Campbell last week. He paired up with Matias Di Pasquale to top Josep Baro and Adrien Rossignon, 9-8, before earning the win against David Clavera, 6-0, 6-3. Kusuda moves to 7-0 this season at the No. 3 singles position.

The Coastal men and women face UNC Greensboro on Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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