CLINTON -- Charleston Southern (15-1, 7-0) posted a 7-0 victory over Presbyterian (4-13, 1-4) on Wednesday, giving the Buccaneers women the second Big South Conference regular season tennis championship in program history.

The Bucs, whose only loss came at No. 2 singles, added to the previous title, captured in 1998. Winthrop was unseated as Big South champion for the first time since 2001.

After CSU won two of three doubles matches for its opening point of the match, all the Bucs won their singles matches. No. 1 singles player Olga Makhova posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over the Blue Hose's Heather Heusel for the match-clinching victory. Andrea Schutte and Angie Torres, who both won their singles matches in straight sets, won 8-6 at No. 1 doubles.

--The College of Charleston's Mickael Trintignac earned his second straight Southern Conference men's player of the week honor. He went 4-0 in both singles and doubles in a week that included Cougars conference wins over The Citadel (7-0) and Wofford (7-0).

Trintignac improved to 15-5 in singles on the season. He and doubles partner Mickael Boyer improved to 10-3 as a team.


The USL Second Division Charleston Battery added striker Levi Coleman and defender Brandon Massie to its roster.

Coleman was spotted by Charleston head coach Mike Anhaeuser at the USL PDL Showcase held at Blackbaud Stadium in February. Coleman was invited into camp and earned a roster spot following strong performances in preseason.

The 6-2 Coleman, a 24-year-old Tulsa, Okla., native, played his final two collegiate seasons at Missouri-Kansas City after transferring from Florida International. The 5-9 Massie was a four-year starter at Virginia Wesleyan. The 22-year-old arrived via Charleston's invitation player trial held in February.

--The Battery posted a 4-1 win over Clemson in an exhibition matchup. Midfielder Rudolph Mayard scored twice and forwards Tom Heinemann and Levi Coleman both scored. Charleston led 2-1 at halftime.