Coastal Falls to #6 Wake Forest in NCAA First Round
Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis fell 4-0 to #6 Wake Forest in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Championship Friday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
Coastal's 2016 season comes to an end with the Chanticleers holding a program-best 21-4 record, while making the team's second appearance in the NCAA Tournament and capturing both the Big South regular season and tournament championships.
Additionally, Chris Powers was named the Big South Coach of the Year for the second time in his career, and four Chanticleers were named All-Big South, including Pedro Leme, Jabor Al-Mutawa, Vuk Velickovic and Sebastian Schneider.
Wake Forest captured the opening doubles point after winning the second and third courts.
#79 Jon Ho and Petros Chrysochos opened the round with a 6-0 win over Nic Planchard and Francesco Migliano at No. 2. Maksim Kan and Dennis Upsensky finished the doubles point by defeating Luiz Faria and Jabor Al-Mutawa 6-2.
The first singles point came at No. 5, where Uspenksy topped Faria 6-2, 6-0.
#27 Chrysochos put Wake Forest ahead 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Al-Mutawa on the second court. Ho sealed the win for the Demon Deacons on the third singles court, besting Leme 6-3, 6-2.
Wake Forest advances to Saturday's second round to face Michigan, who won a close 4-3 match over East Tennessee State earlier on Friday.
#6 Wake Forest 4, Coastal Carolina 0
May 13, 2016 at Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest Tennis Complex)
1. #13 Skander Mansouri (WF) vs. Velickovic, Vuk (CCU) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished
2. #27 Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. Al-Mutawa, Jabor (CCU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Jon Ho (WF) def. Leme, Pedro (CCU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Christian Seraphim (WF) vs. Schneider, Sebastian (CCU) 6-2, 3-3, unfinished
5. Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. Faria, Luiz (CCU) 6-2, 6-0
6. #116 Maksim Kan (WF) vs. Migliano, Francesco (CCU) 6-4, 1-3, unfinished
1. #13 Christian Seraphim/Skander Mansouri (WF) vs. VELICKOVIC, Vuk/LEME, Pedro (CCU) 5-2, unfinished
2. #79 Jon Ho/Petros Chrysochos (WF) def. PLANCHARD, Nic/MIGLIANO, Francesco (CCU) 6-0
3. Maksim Kan/Dennis Uspensky (WF) def. FARIA, Luiz/AL-MUTAWA, Jabor (CCU) 6-2
Coastal Carolina 21-4 (8-0 Big South)
Wake Forest 30-5 (10-2 ACC); National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,2,3)
NCAA Tournament - First Round