Men's Tennis Tops Charlotte in Singles
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team defeated Charlotte, 4-2, at the Stevens Tennis Complex Wednesday morning in match that was limited to singles play due to the threat of rain in the area.
The victory extends Coastal's (12-7) season-long winning streak to six matches. Additionally, the Chants have prevailed in eight of their last 10 outings down the final stretch of the season.
Coastal has just two regular season matches remaining, the first of which will be the Chants' final home contest on April 12 versus Francis Marion. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., and is part of a CCU tennis doubleheader as the women's squad hosts Charleston Southern simultaneously. In addition to it being senior day for both Coastal teams, the University and Department of Athletics will be holding a dedication ceremony for the Stevens Tennis Complex at noon.
Sebastian Schneider got Coastal on the board first against Charlotte, winning the third court in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Luiz Faria followed with a 7-5, 6-3 victory at No. 2 to give the Chants a 2-0 advantage.
That lead was erased as Charlotte captured the next two points, getting the first from Oriol Puig Fome at No. 5, and the second from A. Garcia Moreno at No. 4.
It was all Coastal for the remainder of the match, however, as Jose Ortega won in straight sets at No. 6 for the Chants' third point, and Vuk Velickovic overcame a second-set loss on the top court to provide the match-clincher.
Coastal Carolina 4, Charlotte 2
1. Velickovic, Vuk (COASTAL) def. C. Christoforou (CHA) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
2. Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. Leonardo Menezes (CHA) 7-5, 6-3
3. Schneider, Sebastian (COASTAL) def. Sam Rice (CHA) 6-3, 6-2
4. A. Garcia Moreno (CHA) def. Migliano, Francesco (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-4
5. Oriol Puig Forne (CHA) def. Talic, Zak (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-4
6. Ortega, Jose (COASTAL) def. Jensen Martin (CHA) 7-6, 6-2
1. A. Garcia Moreno/Oriol Puig Forne (CHA) vs. Velickovic, Vuk/Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) no result
2. Sam Rice/Leonardo Menezes (CHA) vs. Schneider, Sebastian/Talic, Zak (COASTAL) no result
3. C. Christoforou/Josh Aubrey (CHA) vs. Migliano, Francesco/Gamero, Francesco (COASTAL) no result
Coastal Carolina 12-7
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (3,2,5,4,6,1)