March 22, 2013
Asheville, N.C. - The Chanticleers earned five singles points as the Coastal Carolina men's tennis team defeated UNC Asheville 5-2 Friday afternoon to stay undefeated in Big South play this season.
With the win, the Chants hold a 7-5 overall record and a 4-0 Big South record. UNC Asheville meanwhile drops to 7-6 (1-2).
UNC Asheville took an early 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point. The Bulldogs received wins from the No. 1 pair of Adiren Langeard and Matt Waissen as well as the No. 3 pair of Brett Landau and Alex Croker. Coastal's No. 2 pair of John Karle and Leo Christofides took an 8-4 over Daniel Kripak and John Schubel.
The Chants then battled back in singles, winning five of the six matches to take a 5-2 win.
Yusuke Kusuda defeated Waissen in three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Garik Yedigarian ousted Kripak at No. 3 6-2, 6-2. Matias Di Pasquale downed Croker 7-5, 6-2 at No. 4. Ted Nilsson won the fifth position 6-2, 6-2 over Schubel and Hunter Whalen rounded out singles play with 6-4, 6-4 decision over Brett Landau.
The Chants will return to action on Tuesday at 2 p.m. when they host Big South rival Campbell.
Coastal Carolina 5, UNC Asheville 2
March 22, 2013
|1. LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) def. Leo Christofides (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-2|
|2. Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) def. WAISSEN, Matt (ASHM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|3. Garik Yedigarian (COASTAL) def. KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) 6-2, 6-2|
|4. Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) def. CROKER, Alex (ASHM) 7-5, 6-2|
|5. Ted Nilsson (COASTAL) def. SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) 6-2, 6-2|
6. Hunter Whalen (COASTAL) def. LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) 6-4, 6-4
|1. WAISSEN, Matt/LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) def. Garik Yedigarian/Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) 8-4|
|2. John Karle/Leo Christofides (COASTAL) def. KRIPAK, Daniel/SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) 8-4|
|3. LANDAU, Brett/CROKER, Alex (ASHM) def. Ted Nilsson/Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) 9-8|
Coastal Carolina 7-5, 4-0 BSC
UNC Asheville 7-6, 1-2 BSC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,1,6,3,4,2)