March 12, 2011
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s tennis team improved to 7-3 and snapped its three-match losing streak with a 5-2 victory over James Madison Saturday morning from the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Coastal Carolina swept all three doubles matches and took a 1-0 lead that began with an 8-2 victory by seniors Matt Gordon and Peter Billingham over Greg Vladimirsky and Ryan Pool at No. 2. Senior Alex Funkhouser and junior Danny Heidecker clinched the point for the Chants with an 8-5 win over Bertrand Moulin and Matt King at No. 1.
Senior Dorian Sovic and sophomore Yusuke Kusuda also earned a win by besting Florent Sentenac and Yaroslav Voznenko 9-8 at No. 3.
Sophomore John Karle put the Chanticleers ahead 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles over Jovan Milic. James Madison cut the Coastal lead in half when Vladimirsky posted a 7-6, 6-2 win over Gordon at No. 1.
Funkhouser increased the Coastal lead to 3-1 by turning in a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 over Pool at No. 4. before Kusuda sealed the match with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 over Sentenac.
Heidecker closed the match with a 6-4, 6-7, 10-5 victory over Moulin at No. 2.
“James Madison is a tough club and I was pleased that we won three out of four deep matches in singles,” Coastal Carolina head coach Chris Powers said. “We fought through some adversity today and that is what it is going to take for us to meet our season goals.”
Coastal Carolina returns to action Sunday at 11 a.m. when the Chanticleers host Longwood from the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Alex Funkhouser & Danny Heidecker (Coastal Carolina) def. Bertrand Moulin & Matt King (James Madison) 8-5
Matt Gordon & Peter Billingham (Coastal Carolina) def. Greg Vladimirsky & Ryan Pool (James Madison) 8-2
Dorian Sovic & Yusuke Kusuda (Coastal Carolina) def. Florent Sentenac & Yaroslav Voznenko (James Madison) 9-8
Greg Vladimirsky (James Madison) def. Matt Gordon (Coastal Carolina) 7-6, 6-2
Danny Heidecker (Coastal Carolina) def. Bertrand Moulin (James Madison) 6-4, 6-7, 10-5
Yusuke Kusuda (Coastal Carolina) def. Florent Sentenac (James Madison) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
Alex Funkhouser (Coastal Carolina) def. Ryan Pool (James Madison) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Tommi Nissinen (James Madison) def. Dorian Sovic (Coastal Carolina) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
John Karle (Coastal Carolina) def. Jovan Milic (James Madison) 6-1, 6-4