The Coastal Carolina University mens tennis team (6-6) fell to Elon University 4-2 March 11 in Elon, N.C. Rain forced the last singles match to be played indoors and halted all doubles play.
Coastal won at number five and six singles. Sophomore Ryan Vrba (Algonquin, Ill.) defeated Kyle Smailek 6-1, 6-2 at number-five singles, while junior Brian Dowis (Yorktown, Va.) defeated Alex Garrett 6-4, 6-1. The match between sophomore Richard Redding (Winscombe, England) and Sebastian Bredberg was moved indoors, as Bredberg won 7-5, 6-3
Coastals Big South match against UNC Asheville has been postponed, so the Chanticleers next match will be Sunday, March 13, against Longwood, beginning at noon in Farmville, Va.
Elon 4, Coastal Carolina 2
1. Pramote Malasitt (Elon) def. Florentin Meynie, 6-1, 6-0
2. Austin Fenn (Elon) def. Simon Taylor, 6-4, 6-4
3. Sebastian Bredberg (Elon) def. Richard Redding, 7-5, 6-3
4. Brian Edmundson (Elon) def. Andy Caress, 7-6 (5), 6-2
5. Ryan Vrba (Coastal) def. Kyle Smialek, 6-1, 6-2
6. Brian Dowis (Coastal) def. Alex Garrett, 6-4, 6-1