Men's Tennis Blanks FMU in Home Opener
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team made its 2018 home debut at the Stevens Tennis Complex on Thursday, defeating Francis Marion in a 7-0 decision.
Coastal swept both doubles and singles in the victory to move to 1-1 on the season.
Lawrence Perrin and Paul Boulay captured the second doubles court, 6-2. Gonzalez Achondo and Juan Castellanos followed with a 6-3 victory at No. 3. Zak Talic and Luiz Faria completed the doubles sweep, winning a close match on the first court 7-6.
Five of the six singles matches were decided in straight sets, including the wins by Faria (No. 1), Talic (No. 2), Achondo (No. 3), Boulay (No. 4) and Castellanos (No. 6).
On the fifth singles court, Perrin rallied from a first-set loss to win the second and third sets 6-3, 10-6, respectively.
Coastal returns to its home court on Saturday to host South Carolina State at noon.
Coastal Carolina 7, Francis Marion University 0
1. Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) 7-6, 6-4
2. Talic, Zak (COASTAL) def. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Achondo, Gonzalez (COASTAL) def. Matt Astell (FMU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Boulay, Paul (COASTAL) def. Charles Hutchings (FMU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Perrin, Lawrence (COASTAL) def. Anton Nordenhem (FMU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
6. Castellanos, Juan (COASTAL) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-1, 6-0
1. Talic, Zak/Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) 7-6
2. Perrin, Lawrence/Boulay, Paul (COASTAL) def. Mauricio Guerrero/Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-2
3. Achondo, Gonzalez/Castellanos, Juan (COASTAL) def. Matt Astell/Henri Broeseler (FMU) 6-3
Francis Marion University 0-1
Coastal Carolina 1-1