Sept. 17, 2010
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s tennis team picked up a pair of wins over Campbell in round robin competition Friday afternoon from the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
The Chanticleers won the first match 3-2 after winning one of the two doubles matches and claiming two of three singles matches.
Seniors Alex Funkhouser and Dorian Sovic picked up a point in doubles with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Ian Kahler and Loukas Wallaart.
Senior Matt Gordon defeated David Clavera 6-2, 7-6 in the first singles match for a point, while sophomore Yusuke Kusuda clinched the match for the Chants with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Dominik Kaniewski.
Coastal swept all five points in the second match and posted a 5-0 victory that began with a 6-4, 6-1 win by Gordon and Peter Billingham over David Clavera and James Jones in the doubles match.
Funkhouser downed Ondrej Kralik 6-4, 7-5 to claim a point for Coastal before Sovic won in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 over Garrison Kinney. Kusuda earned a point with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Kahler, while freshman Leo Christofides dropped the first set with Wallaart 1-6, but responded with scores of 6-3 and 10-8 in the final two sets to complete the sweep for Coastal.
“We are moving in the right direction, but I am glad we have two weeks to get ready for Georgia Tech,” head coach Chris Powers said. “This team wants to take it to the next level of tennis and we have some work to do to make that happen.”
Coastal returns to the court Oct. 1 when the Chanticleers travel to Atlanta, Ga., to take part in the Georgia Tech Invitational.
Coastal Carolina 3, Campbell 2
Alex Funkhouser & Dorian Sovic (Coastal Carolina) def. Ian Kahler & Loukas Wallaart (Campbell) 7-5, 6-2
Ondrej Kralik & Garrison Kinney (Campbell) def. Leo Christofides & John Karle (Coastal Carolina) 6-2, retired injury
Matt Gordon (Coastal Carolina) def. David Clavera (Campbell) 6-2, 7-6
Yusuke Kusuda (Coastal Carolina) def. Dominik Kaniewski (Campbell) 6-3, 6-3
James Jones (Campbell) def. Peter Billingham (Coastal Carolina) 6-4, 6-2
Coastal Carolina 5, Campbell 0
Matt Gordon & Peter Billingham (Coastal Carolina) def. David Clavera & James Jones (Campbell) 6-4, 6-1
Alex Funkhouser (Coastal Carolina) def. Ondrej Kralik (Campbell) 6-4, 7-5
Dorian Sovic (Coastal Carolina) def. Garrison Kinney (Campbell) 6-2, 7-5
Yusuke Kusuda (Coastal Carolina) def. Ian Kahler (Campbell) 6-3, 6-0
Leo Christofides (Coastal Carolina) def. Loukas Wallaart (Campbell) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8