Men's Tennis Opens Fall Season Against Campbell


Sophomore Hunter Whalen

Sep 7, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men’s tennis team began the fall portion of its 2013-14 schedule on Friday by hosting Big South Conference rival Campbell in a day-long scrimmage. The Chanticleers won 13 of the 19 matches that were played. 

"Conditions were tough today, but I was proud of our effort so early in the fall season,” said Chanticleer coach Chris Powers.  Leo's win against last year's conference player of year highlighted the first round, but I was also very happy with the overall effort and results of the entire team.  We still have work to do to prepare for the East Carolina tournament in a couple weeks, but today was a good test for our program.  Campbell is a very talented and well coached team." 

The scrimmage consisted of three rounds with five singles and two doubles matches in round one, and four singles and two doubles matches in rounds two and three. The Chants swept the singles matches and split the doubles matches in rounds one and two. In round three, Campbell took all four singles matches, but the Chants claimed the two doubles matches. 

The Chants now have two weeks of practice before they travel to Greenville, N.C. on Sept. 20 to compete in the three-day East Carolina Invitational. 

Round 1 
Leo Christofides (CCU) defeated Fernando Guillen 7-6, 4-6, 10-1
Philippe Tsangarides (CCU) defeated Jean Marc Krone 6-4, 6-2
Garik Yedigarian (CCU) defeated Steven Billingham 6-7, 7-5, 10-7
Ted Nilsson (CCU) defeated Rik Van Gerwen 6-3, 6-0
Mo Hookaylo (CCU) defeated Landon Rogers 6-3 (no second set) 

Renan Samed/Rick Timmerman (CCU) defeated Adrien Rossignon/Dominik Kaniewski 8-4
Marthinius Visser/James Jones (CU) defeated Hunter Whalen/Stefan Jakubov 9-7

Round 2
Yedigarian (CCU) defeated Krone 6-2, 6-7, 10-4
Nilsson (CCU) defeated Visser 6-4, 4-6, 10-4
Timmerman (CCU) defeated Van Gerwen 7-5, 7-5
Samed (CCU) defeated Jones 6-7, 6-1, 10-3

Tsargarides/Christofides (CCU) defeated Guillen/Billingham 8-4
Kaniewski/Rossignon (CU) defeated Hookaylo/Jakubov 8-4

Round 3
Guillen (CU) defeated Yedigarian 6-3, 6-3
Billingham (CU) defeated Jakubov 6-2, 2-6, 10-8
Van Gerwen (CU) defeated Whalen 6-3, 6-3
Jones (CU) defeated Hookaylo 6-3, 6-3

Tsargarides/Christofides (CCU) defeated Krone/Kaniewski 8-6
Samed/Timmerman (CCU) defeated Rogers/Visser 8-6



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