March 9, 2013
CONWAY - Despite sweeping all three doubles matches, the Coastal Carolina men’s tennis team could not hold back James Madison as the Dukes took four of six singles matches to down the Chants 4-3.
Coastal Carolina moves to 4-4 on the season while James Madison improves to 3-6.
The Chanticleers started the match strong, taking all three doubles matches.
Garik Yedigarian and Matias Di Pasquale, playing at No. 1, handed a 8-2 defeat to Ryan Pool and Robert Stirling of James Madison, while Leo Christofides and John Karle cruised to an 8-1 victory over Greg Vladimirsky and Hugo Ramadier. Yusuke Kusuda and Ted Nilsson won by retirement at No. 3.
As play shifted to singles, James Madison evened the score when Ryan Pool downed Leo Christofides at No. 1. Garik Yedigarian regained the lead for Coastal after defeating Hugo Ramadier 6-3, 6-4. The Dukes once again tied the match when Maxi Branth defeated Stefan Jakubov 6-3, 6-4 in Jakubov’s first match as a Chanticleer. Coastal would take the lead once more when Yusuke Kusuda at No. 2 took a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Greg Vladimirsky at No. 2.
With the match at 3-2 in favor of Coastal, James Madison took the final two points of the match as Florent Sentenac and Robert Stirling strung together wins to tilt the score to 4-3 in favor of the Dukes.
The Chants face a quick turnaround as they host Big South Conference opponent Gardner-Webb Sunday for a 10 a.m. match.
James Madison vs Coastal Carolina
Mar 09, 2013 at Conway, S.C.
James Madison 4, Coastal Carolina 3
1. Ryan Pool (JMU) def. Leo Christofides (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-0
2. Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) def. Greg Vladimirsky (JMU) 6-3, 7-5
3. Garik Yedigarian (COASTAL) def. Hugo Ramadier (JMU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Robert Stirling (JMU) def. Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) 7-6, 6-4
5. Florent Sentenac (JMU) def. Hunter Whalen (COASTAL) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
6. Maxi Branth (JMU) def. Stefan Jakubov (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-4
1. Garik Yedigarian/Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) def. Ryan Pool/Robert Stirling (JMU) 8-2
2. Leo Christofides/John Karle (COASTAL) def. Greg Vladimirsky/Hugo Ramadier (JMU) 8-1
3. Yusuke Kusuda/Ted Nilsson (COASTAL) def. Florent Sentenac/Bastien Russo (JMU) 5-1, retired
James Madison 3-6
Coastal Carolina 4-4
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (1,3,6,2,5,4)