RADFORD, VA. -- Charleston Southern's Olga Makhova earned her second straight Big South Conference women's tennis player of the year honor, and the Buccaneers' Mike Baker was named coach of the year.

Makhova, a sophomore from Moscow, posted her second straight undefeated season in the Big South -- dropping only two sets -- and was 18-1 for the regular season at the No. 1 position. With her partner Marija Dzakovic, the duo posted a 4-3 league record at No. 2 doubles. Makhova was the unanimous pick for the honor.

Under Baker's guidance the Bucs posted a school-record 16 wins on the year. The Bucs also claimed the school's second Big South regular season championship, the first since 1998, to unseat Winthrop as the league champion.


Charleston Southern, which started the day eight shots off the lead, finished second, four shots back of wire-to-wire winner Coastal Carolina in the Big South men's championship in Ninety Six.

CSU finished with a three-round score of 872 (+8). The conference title is the seventh in a row for Coastal, which finished at 868 at The Patriot Golf Club to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA regionals.

CSU senior Kelvin Day finished at 68-211, good for second place behind medalist Robert Karlsson of Liberty (66-209). The Bucs' Ross Thomson (73-217) tied for fourth, and Jacobo Pastor (76-219) was ninth. Day, Thomson and Pastor all earned all-conference honors.

Liberty placed third at 873

— The Shadowmoss team of Carol Myer, Kathryn Pointer, Laura Rawl and Pam Williams posted a score of 552 and won the Charleston Area Ladies Golf Association (CALGA) two-day tournament played at Wescott Plantation and Santee Cooper Resort. Pine Forest, with Barbara Karns, Dixie Smith, Judy Tucker and Randy Van Name, was second with 555, while Berkeley, with Betty Bland, Myrtis Burbage, Rebecca Deal and Linda Williams, was third with 564.

Other scores included: Wescott, 573; Coosaw Creek, 581; Snee Farm, 589; Wild Dunes, 596; Santee Cooper, 599; Crowfield, 599; RiverTowne, 605; Dunes West, 612; and Charleston Municipal.

College basketball

Kyle Robinson, who has been the director of basketball operations for the College of Charleston for the past three years, has been hired for the same position by new East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo. Robinson, a Gardner-Webb graduate, had been a graduate assistant at Auburn under Lebo.

Ken Potosnak, who worked for Lebo at Auburn, has been hired as an assistant coach along with Tim Craft and Michael Perry. Potosnak is a former assistant at The Citadel, Furman and South Carolina.

College softball

Host Charleston Southern (24-24-1) and the College of Charleston (20-20) spit a doubleheader, losing the first game 5-2 and the winning the second 4-1. In Game 1, Kristi Woodall led the Cougars with three hits, two RBIs and one run scored. Alexa Datko picked up the win, holding the Bucs hitless and in 4 1/3 innings of relief. Sondra Vetter took the loss.

CSU's Kimberly Hobbs struck out seven in a complete-game win in Game 2. Amanda Lonergan homered in both games for the Cougars, and Amber Shifflett set a program record with her 58th career stolen base.

Stephanie Saylors took the loss in the nightcap.