Chants Defeat Hofstra For Third Straight Shutout


Garik Yedigarian

March 19, 2014

Final Stats

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team shut out its third consecutive opponent Wednesday afternoon, downing Hofstra 7-0 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. The Chanticleers (9-4, 1-0) previously blanked James Madison and Big South opponent UNC Asheville in their past two outings. 

Coastal opened the match taking two of three doubles decisions for the first point of the match. 

Garik Yedigarian and Renan Samed paired up at No. 1 to down Hofstra's Ari Richman and Adrien Bailly 8-2. Leo Christofides and Hunter Whalen followed up with an 8-3 at No. 3 over Matthew Gemmell an Leo Pires to clinch the point. 

Beau Wills and Joseph Erichsen won the No. 2 doubles match for Hofstra, edging Ted Nilsson and Jabor Al-Mutawa 8-5. 

The Chant's swept all six singles matches to claim the remaining six points. 

Yedigarian, playing at No. 1, won a tough three-set battle over Hofstra's Richman. After falling just short in first set 6-7, Yedigarian took the second 6-4 and outlasted Richman 10-7 in the third. 

Christofides bested Bailly at No. 2, winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. 

Like Yedigarian, Al-Mutawa also won a close three-set match. Playing at No. 3, Al-Mutawa rebounded from a first-set loss with a 6-4 second set and 10-7 third set. 

Nilsson took down Gemmell at No. 4, Whalen bested Erichsen at No. 5 and Samed beat out Pires at No. 6 to finish off the match and take the final three points. All three matches were decided in straight sets. 

The Chants are back in action this weekend with two Big South matches. Coastal travels to Radford on Saturday for a noon match before making the trip to Gardner-Webb on Sunday for a 1 p.m. meeting.

Coastal Carolina 7, Hofstra University 0
Singles competition
1. Yedigarian, Garik (COASTAL) def. Ari Richman (HOFSTRAM) 6-7, 6-4, 10-7
2. Christofides, Leo (COASTAL) def. Adrien Bailly (HOFSTRAM) 6-3, 6-2
3. Al-Mutawa, Jabor (COASTAL) def. Beau Wills (HOFSTRAM) 2-6, 6-4, 10-7
4. Nilsson, Ted (COASTAL) def. Matthew Gemmell (HOFSTRAM) 6-1, 6-4
5. Whalen, Hunter (COASTAL) def. Joseph Erichsen (HOFSTRAM) 6-1, 6-2
6. Samed, Renan (COASTAL) def. Leo Pires (HOFSTRAM) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. SAMED, Renan/YEDIGARIAN, Garik (COASTAL) def. Ari Richman/Adrien Bailly (HOFSTRAM) 8-2
2. Beau Wills/Joseph Erichsen (HOFSTRAM) def. NILSSON, Ted/AL-MUTAWA, Jabor (COASTAL) 8-5
3. CHRISTOFIDES, Leo/WHALEN, Hunter (COASTAL) def. Matthew Gemmell/Leo Pires (HOFSTRAM) 8-3

Match Notes:
Hofstra University 1-3
Coastal Carolina 9-4, 1-0



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