April 3, 2010
RADFORD, Va.- Coastal Carolina University men’s tennis lost its first Big South Conference match-up of the season to Radford 5-2, giving up first place in the Big South on Saturday, April 3 at the RU Tennis Courts. The Chanticleers are now 12-6 overall and 3-1 in the Big South, while the Highlanders have won their last 39-of-40 matches played on the home court, improving to 8-9 on the season and 2-0 in the league.
The Chanticleers went behind early as Radford won all three doubles matches, earning the point. The Chants battled in No. 2 doubles with senior Ernesto Ramos and junior Alex Funkhouser, but were defeated 8-4 by Zack Warson and Paul Boslet.
Coastal continued to struggle in singles as the Highlanders took the next four points in the No. 3, 1, 5, 2 positions, falling to 5-0 in the match. Coastal’s final two matches were the lone wins of the day, coming from Plamen Tzetkov, who topped Boslet 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 in the No. 4 spot, and Dorian Sovic defeating Erik Finkenbrink in the No. 6 position by another third-set 10-point tiebreaker, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.
Coastal will continue the two-game road swing against Big South-rival Winthrop Saturday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m., in Rock Hill, S.C. Radford will continues its stretch of four-straight conference matches to conclude the regular season with a 2:30 p.m. dual at Gardner-Webb Wednesday.
Tennis Match Results
Coastal Carolina vs Radford
4/2/2010 at Radford, Va.
(RU Tennis Courts)
Radford 5, Coastal Carolina 2
1. No. 80 SALEC, Ivan (RADFORD) def. Vlaskin, Dmitry (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-1
2. DEHAEN, Thomas (RADFORD) def. Gordon, Matt (COASTAL) 7-6 (7-4), 2-0, retired
3. OGRIZEK, Igor (RADFORD) def. Funkhouser, Alex (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-4
4. Tzvetkov, Plamen (COASTAL) def. BOSLET, Paul (RADFORD) 6-3, 5-7, 10-3
5. WATSON, Zack (RADFORD) def. Ramos, Ernesto (COASTAL) 6-4, 6-2
6. Sovic, Dorian (COASTAL) def. FINKENBRINK, Erik (RADFORD) 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
1. SALEC, Ivan/DEHAEN, Thomas (RADFORD) def. BILLINGHAM, Peter/GORDON, Matt (COASTAL) 8-3
2. WATSON, Zack/BOSLET, Paul (RADFORD) def. RAMOS, Ernesto/FUNKHOUSER, Alex (COASTAL) 8-4
3. OGRIZEK, Igor/FINKENBRINK, Erik (RADFORD) def. VLASKIN, Dmitry/TZVETKOV, Plamen (COASTAL) 8-1
Coastal Carolina 12-6, 3-1
Radford 8-9, 2-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,1,5,2,6,4)
Singles matches 4 and 6 were decided by a third-set 10-point tiebreaker