Coastal Men Down UNCA to Advance to Semifinals

Coastal will face the winner of No. 4 Winthrop and No. 5 Radford at 10 a.m. tomorrow.


Hunter Whalen

April 18, 2013

Rock Hill, S.C. - The top-seeded Coastal Carolina men’s tennis team picked up a 4-1 quarterfinal win over No. 8 UNC Asheville in the 2013 Big South Tournament on Thursday morning. 

The Chanticleers (13-5) took the match’s opening point against the Bulldogs (10-10) after getting wins from their Nos. 2 and 3 doubles pairs. 

John Karle and Leo Christofides won a close match at No. 2, outlasting Daniel Kripack and John Schubel 9-7. Ted Nilsson and Yusuke Kusuda sealed the doubles point for Coastal by handing an 8-3 loss to Alex Croker and Brett Landau. 

The No. 1 doubles match between the Coastal duo of Garik Yedigarian and Matias Di Pasquale, and the UNCA pair of Adrien Langeard and Matt Waissen, went unfinished with the Chants leading 7-4. 

The Chants closed out the match by grabbing three singles points. Nilsson downed Coker in straight sets at No. 4, 6-1, 6-4, Di Pasquale cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5 and freshman Hunter Whalen rounded out the match with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6. 

Langeard picked up UNC Asheville’s lone point at No. 1 after besting Christofides 6-0, 6-4. 

The Nos. 2 and 3 matches, featuring Kusuda and Yedigarian, were left unfinished. 

The Chanticleers move on to Friday's semifinals where they will face No. 5 Radford at 10:00am. Radford defeated Winthrop on Thursday to advance to the semifinals.

Coastal Carolina 4, UNC Asheville 1

 Singles Competition

1. LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) def. Leo Christofides (COASTAL) 6-0, 6-4

2. Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) vs. WAISSEN, Matt (ASHM) 6-3, 5-4, unfinished

3. Garik Yedigarian (COASTAL) vs. KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) 6-3, 1-4, unfinished

4. Ted Nilsson (COASTAL) def. CROKER, Alex (ASHM) 6-1, 6-4

5. Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) def. LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) 6-0, 6-2

6. Hunter Whalen (COASTAL) def. SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Competition

1. Garik Yedigarian/Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) vs. LANGEARD, Adrien/WAISSEN, Matt (ASHM) 7-4, unfinished

2. John Karle/Leo Christofides (COASTAL) def. KRIPAK, Daniel/SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) 9-7

3. Ted Nilsson/Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) def. CROKER, Alex/LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) 8-3



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