Coastal Falls at UNC Wilmington


The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team suffered a 4-3 loss at UNC Wilmington on Tuesday, evening the Chants' record at 3-3 overall this season.

Coastal captured the doubles point to open the match, but UNCW responded by winning the first four singles points to take the victory.

The Chants' second and third doubles pairings each won by 6-4 margins. Luiz Faria and Gonzalez Achondo defeated Agus Savarino and Michael Copeland at No. 2, while Zak Talic and Francesco Cori-Gamero topped Ignasi De Rueda and Josh Hublitz at No. 3.

The doubles match on the first court went unfinished, tied at 4-4.

De Rueda evened the match for UNCW after defeating Talic at No. 2 singles. It was the only singles match of the day that ended in straight sets.

Savarino gave UNCW the lead for good with a three-set win over Achondo at No. 3. Groom bested Juan Castellanos at No. 6 to give the Seahawks a 3-1 lead, and Copeland on the fourth court provided the match-winning point in three sets over Lawrence Perrin.

Coastal won the final two singles points, with Faria taking the first court and Paul Boulay the first.

Next up for the Chants is a meeting with the 13th-nationally ranked Duke Blue Devils. First serve from Durham, N.C. is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday.

UNCW 4, Coastal Carolina 3
Singles competition
1. Luiz Faria (CCU) def. Andres Torres (UNCW) 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Ignasi de Rueda (UNCW) def. Zak Talic (CCU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Agustin Savarino (UNCW) def. Gonzalez Achondo (CCU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
4. Michael Copeland (UNCW) def. Lawrence Perrin (CCU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. Paul Boulay (CCU) def. Michael Morphy (UNCW) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
6. Daniel Groom (UNCW) def. Juan Castellanos (CCU) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Michael Morphy/Andres Torres (UNCW) vs. Paul Boulay/Lawrence Perrin (CCU) 4-4, unfinished
2. Luiz Faria/Gonzalez Achondo (CCU) def. Agustin Savarino/Michael Copeland (UNCW) 6-4
3. Francesco Cori-Gamero/Zak Talic (CCU) def. Ignasi de Rueda/Josh Hublitz (UNCW) 6-4

Match Notes:
Coastal Carolina 3-3 
UNCW 4-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,3,6,4,1,5)



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