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ROUNDUP: Pirates womens tennis breaks school record


ECU Staff Reports

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The ECU women's tennis team extended its winning streak to 20 in a row as the Pirates swept Richmond, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon.

ECU (20-2) has won 20 games in a single season for the first time in program history, having topped out at 19 victories in both the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

The Pirates and Spiders battled, splitting the first two doubles matches. 

Needing to win the third and final match to clinch the point, the Pirates got a valuable contribution from Nastja Rettich and Hsia Ho Chiao. The ECU duo beat Lyndell Griffenig and Adrienne Haynes, 6-4, to give ECU a 1-0 lead.

After the tight doubles point, the singles matches were not nearly as close. First to finish was Alisa Diercksen, as the sophomore rolled past Dessi Zlateva, 6-2, 6-0, for her 14th straight victory.

ECU has finished the road portion of its regular season slate and just three home matches stand between the Pirates and the postseason. The first of those three matches is a contest against American Conference foe Cincinnati on Friday, April 12.

PCC baseball sweeps weekend series

Pitt Community College split its weekend doubleheader with Fayetteville Technical CC.  

PCC won the first of Sundays doubleheader, 8-1. 

Chandler Blackwelder (3-for-5, 3 R’s) and Austin LaFollette (2-for-4, 2 R’s, 3 RBIs) led PCC in the first matchup.

The Bulldogs (19-8-1, 11-6) also won the second game, 14-10. 

PCC will host the NC Wesleyan junior varsity team Tuesday. 

Softball drops series to South Florida

USF secured its second-straight American Athletic Conference series victory Saturday night with a 4-3 win over East Carolina at the USF Softball Stadium.

Five different Pirates notched a hit while Pearson Yopp and Courtney Layton drove in two and one run respectively.

The Pirates fell in the series finale, 4-3, in eight innings Sunday.

Logan Wood notched a hit and drove in both of the Pirates' runs while Tyler King and Rachel McCollum also produced a base hit. Lindsey Devitt was 2-for-4 with two RBI for the home squad.

The Pirates (19-20, 1-8) return to the diamond Wednesday (April 10) at 5 p.m. for a non-conference contest at NC State.

Lacrosse falls to Cincinnati

Plagued by turnovers, the ECU women's lacrosse team did not have the firepower to keep up with visiting Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon, falling 14-5 in Johnson Stadium.

ECU (5-8, 0-2) drops its second straight American Athletic Conference game while Cincinnati (8-5, 2-0) maintains a hold on the top spot in the league.

ECU will have one final non-conference game when the Pirates welcome Duke to Johnson Stadium on Tuesday evening. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m.



J.H. Rose sweeps matches in New Bern

The J.H. Rose beach volleyball team walked away with wins over New Bern, Currituck and Croatan Saturday afternoon at Creekside Park in New Bern. 

The Rampants defeated 3-A/4-A Eastern Conference rival New Bern, 2-1, before earning a 3-0 sweep over Currituck. Rose wrapped it up with a final 2-1 win over Croatan. 


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