March 9, 2010
CONWAY, S.C.- The Coastal Carolina University men’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to No. 42 Penn State on Tuesday, March 9 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. The Chanticleers fell to 9-3 on the season as No. 42 Penn State improved to 11-1.
The Chanticleers lost the doubles point when they fell in the first two matches of the day. In No. 2 doubles, Ryan Gormley and Warren Hardie handed senior Ernesto Ramos and junior Alex Funkhouser their first loss of the season, 8-4. In No. 3 doubles St. Maurice Gauillaume and Taylor Cohen topped senior Dmitry Vlaskin and junior Dorian Sovic, 8-4. The only win of the day came in No. 1 doubles with juniors Matt Gordon and Peter Billingham defeating Eddie Bourchier and Jason Lee, 8-6.
Things did not get better for the Chants as they could not catch Penn State in singles. Gordon fell to Bourchier, 7-5, 6-3. Ryan Gormley defeated Vlaskin 6-3, 6-2 in No. 2 singles, while Hardie beat Ramos 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 3 position. Lee handed Funkhouser his first singles loss of the season, 6-3, 6-4 and Bryan Welnetz topped senior Tzvetkov 6-3, 6-3. In the final match of the day, St. Maurice defeated Sovic 6-1, 6-2.
The Chanticleers will look to redeem themselves as they finish a home swing, taking on James Madison on Friday, March 12 at 12 p.m.
#42 Penn State 7, Coastal Carolina 0
Mar 09, 2010 at Conway, S.C. (Billy Nichols Tennis Courts)
1. Eddie Bourchier (PSU) def. Gordon, Matt (COASTAL) 7-5, 6-3
2. Ryan Gormley (PSU) def. Vlaskin, Dmitry (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-2
3. Warren Hardie (PSU) def. Ramos, Ernesto (COASTAL) 6-4, 6-1
4. Jason Lee (PSU) def. Funkhouser, Alex (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-4
5. Bryan Welnetz (PSU) def. Tzvetkov, Plamen (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-3
6. Guillaume St-Maurice (PSU) def. Sovic, Dorian (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-2
1. Matt Gordon/Peter Billingham def. Eddie Bourchier/Jason Lee (PSU), 8-6
2. Ryan Gormley/Warren Hardie (PSU) def. RAMOS, Ernesto/FUNKHOUSER, Alex (COASTAL) 8-4
3. Guillaume St-Maurice/Taylor Cohen (PSU) def. VLASKIN, Dmitry/SOVIC, Dorian (COASTAL) 8-4
Penn State 11-1; National ranking #42
Coastal Carolina 9-3