The Coastal Carolina University mens tennis team (7-6) won five singles and all three doubles matches in defeating Longwood University 6-1 March 13 in Farmville, Va.
Coastal won four singles matches and picked up another point by default. Junior Florentin Meynie (Nanterre, France) defeated Toblas Guennel 6-1, 7-6. At the number-three singles, sophomore Simon Taylor (Hampshire, England) defeated Mani Barajas-Alexander 6-0, 6-3. Sophomore Ryan Vrba (Algonquin, Ill.) beat Ian Young, 6-2, 6-0 and freshman Ryan Weisband (Pittsburgh, Pa.) defeated Ross McBee 6-3, 6-2.
In doubles, Meynie and sophomore Richard Redding (Winscombe, England) won over Rashko Patnikov and Young 8-5. Taylor and sophomore Andy Caress (Cincinnati, Ohio) beat Guennel and Barajas-Alexander 8-2.
Coastal will host Lafayette and Marist Thursday, March 17, at 11 a.m.
Coastal Carolina 6, Longwood 1
1. Rashko Patnikov (Longwood) def. Richard Redding, 6-3, 6-4
2. Florentin Meynie (Coastal) def. Toblas Guennel, 6-1, 7-6
3. Simon Taylor (Coastal) def. Mani Barajas-Alexander, 6-0, 6-3
4. Ryan Vrba (Coastal) def. Ian Young, 6-2, 6-0
5. Ryan Weisband (Coastal) def. Ross McBee, 6-3, 6-2
6. Andy Caress (Coastal) won by default
1. Redding/Meynie (Coastal) def. Patnikov/Young, 8-5
2. Taylor/Caress (Coastal) def. Guennel/Barajas-Alexander, 8-2
3. Vrba/Weisband (Coastal) won by default