Men's Tennis Downs Longwood
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team evened its season record at 4-4 on Sunday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over Longwood at the Stevens Tennis Complex.
Coastal claimed the doubles point and rattled off three straight singles wins to clinch the match.
Coastal's third pairing of Zak Talic and Francesco Cori-Gamero opened the match with a 6-1 victory. Longwood evened the point on the first court, but Luiz Faria and Gonzalez Achondo gave Coastal a 1-0 lead with a win at No. 2.
Talic delivered the first singles point on the second court in straight sets. Achondo put the Chants ahead by three points after defeating Raisei Sakai at No. 3, and Paul Boulay provided the match-winner with a straight-sets victory at No. 5.
Faria won in straight sets at No. 1, while Juan Castellanos provided the Chants' final singles point in three sets at No. 6.
Next up for Coastal are three straight matches to be played in Orlando, Fla. The Chants begin their Florida trip against James Madison on March 4.
Coastal Carolina 6, Longwood 1
1. Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. Valentin Popescu (LU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Talic, Zak (COASTAL) def. Amadeo Blasco Hervas (LU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Achondo, Gonzalez (COASTAL) def. Raisei Sakai (LU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Julian Farthing (LU) def. Perrin, Lawrence (COASTAL) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4
5. Boulay, Paul (COASTAL) def. Joge Godoy Gomis (LU) 7-6, 6-1
6. Castellanos, Juan (COASTAL) def. Daniel Hernandez (LU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-4
1. Joge Godoy Gomis/Valentin Popescu (LU) def. Perrin, Lawrence/Boulay, Paul (COASTAL) 6-4
2. Faria, Luiz/Achondo, Gonzalez (COASTAL) def. Amadeo Blasco Hervas/Raisei Sakai (LU) 7-5
3. Talic, Zak/Cori-Gamero, F. (COASTAL) def. Daniel Hernandez/Julian Farthing (LU) 6-1
Coastal Carolina 4-4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,3,5,1,4,6)