Men's Tennis Defeats Presbyterian
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team defeated Presbyterian, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at the Stevens Tennis Complex.
With victories in their last two matches, the Chants improve to 2-1 early in the season. Presbyterian drops to 3-6 with the loss.
"Presbyterian won the Big South Conference last year and is a very well-coached team, so we knew it was going to be a tough match today. Overall, it was a good team effort and I think we can build off this win," said head coach Chris Powers.
Coastal grabbed the doubles point to open the match, and won five of the singles courts.
Zak Talic (No. 2), Gonzalez Achondo (No. 3), Perrin (No. 5) and Juan Castellanos (No. 6) won their respective singles matches in straight sets. Luiz Faria won on the first singles court in three sets over Alexander Lykou.
PC's lone point of the match was provided by Daniel Stenger, who defeated Boulay at No. 4.
Coastal plays its next four matches on the road, beginning with a 1:30 p.m. match at North Carolina State on Sunday. The Chants follow with a 2 p.m. match at Campbell on Monday.
"NC State is playing very well," said Powers. "So tomorrow presents another challenge and it will be interesting to see how we handle it."
Coastal Carolina 6, Presbyterian 1
1. Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. Alexander Lykou (PC) 6-1, 4-6, 10-4
2. Talic, Zak (COASTAL) def. Brandon Mills (PC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Achondo, Gonzalez (COASTAL) def. Jaimi Castillo-Lopez (PC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Daniel Stenger (PC) def. Boulay, Paul (COASTAL) 6-7, 6-4, 10-5
5. Perrin, Lawrence (COASTAL) def. Luis Conde (PC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Castellanos, Juan (COASTAL) def. Will Baird (PC) 7-5, 6-3
1. Alexander Lykou/Brandon Mills (PC) def. Faria, Luiz/Talic, Zak (COASTAL) 6-4
2. Perrin, Lawrence/Boulay, Paul (COASTAL) def. Elias Svensson/Will Baird (PC) 6-2
3. Castellanos, Juan/Achondo, Gonzalez (COASTAL) def. Britton Bellamy/Luis Conde (PC) 6-4
Coastal Carolina 2-1