Coastal Men's Tennis Opens 2013 with 6-1 Win over Mercer

CCU stays on the road for two matches, home opener is Feb. 8


Yusuke Kusuda had wins at #1 singles and #1 doubles in the Chants' season-opening victory over Mercer.

Jan. 27, 2013

CHARLESTON - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team opened its 2013 season with a 6-1 win over Mercer in a match played at The Citadel.

"I thought today was a good start to our season," said head coach Chris Powers. "Mercer had already played a couple matches and were match-ready so we knew we had to come ready to play. We definitely have work to do before heading indoors next weekend. UNCG is very talented and well coached and it is going to be a great test for the team."

Coastal (1-0) opened the match by sweeping the doubles point from Mercer (0-3).

The Chanticleers continued their dominance in singles action, winning five of the six matches. Yusuke Kusuda cruised to a 6-4, 6-0 win at #1 singles and Ted Nilsson held off Arnav Mohanty, 3 and 4, at #2 singles. Garik Yedigarian and Matias Di Pasquale clinched the match with wins at #3 and #4 singles, respectively. Yedigarian claimed a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Joao Pagan while Di Pasquale won 6-0, 6-4.

Mercer's lone point came at #5 singles as Arsav Mohanty clipped Leo Christofides, 2 and 3. CCU junior Sam Barr won at #6 singles over Victor Dias, 6-7, 4-2 retired.

The Chants will stay on the road, playing at UNC Greensboro next Friday (Feb. 1) and then at Virginia Tech the following day. Coastal Carolina will play it home opener on Feb. 8 when its hosts USC Upstate at 1 p.m.

Coastal Carolina (1-0) defeats Mercer (0-3): 6-1
Jan. 27, 2013
Charleston, S.C. - The Citadel

1. Nilsson/Kusuda (CCU) defeated Dias/Pagan 8-5
2. Yedigarian/Di Pasquale (CCU) defeated Mohanty/Mohanty 8-3
3. Christofides/John Karle (CCU) defeated Scarpa/Delise 8-3

1. Yusuke Kusuda (CCU) defeated Anderson Scarpa 6-4,6-0
2. Ted Nilsson (CCU) defeated Arnav Mohanty 6-3, 6-4
3. Garik Yedigarian (CCU) defeated Joao Pagan 6-1, 6-3
4. Matias Di Pasquale (CCU) defeated Vincent Delise 6-4, 6-0
5. Arsav Mohanty (MU) defeated Leo Christofies 6-2, 6-3
6. Sam Barr (CCU) defeated Victor Dias 6-7, 4-2 retired.



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