CCU

Coastal Set to Battle Campbell for First Place

Tuesday's match to determine first in the conference will begin at 2 p.m.

       

Head coach Chris Powers

Head coach Chris Powers

March 25, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team hosts conference rival Campbell Tuesday afternoon at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center in a match between the two remaining teams that are undefeated in Big South play. The Chanticleers, winners of their past four conference matches, will have a chance to take over first place in the Big South with a win. 

Coastal (7-5, 4-0) enters Tuesday's contest riding a two match winning streak after grinding out a 4-3 win at Presbyterian last Thursday, and taking a 5-2 win at UNC Asheville last Friday. The Chanticleers have performed well on their home court this season, garnering four wins while losing only one match. 

Sophomore Garik Yedigarian currently leads the Chants in singles play with a 9-3 record after winning seven of his past eight matches at the third singles position. 

The CCU pair of Leo Christofides and John Karle has paced the Chants in doubles play this season, winning eight of their matches at Nos. 2 and 3. 

Campbell (9-4, 4-0) is also on a winning streak, winning their past six matches against Big South opponents Radford, Winthrop, Gardner-Webb and Longwood, and non-conference opponents Bethune-Cookman and Kennesaw State. The Fighting Camels have won seven of their last 10 matches, and are 3-3 when playing on opponents' courts this season. 

"Campbell has played extremely well this spring," commented Coastal's head coach Chris Powers. "I have nothing but the highest level of respect for Coach Johnson, and our team is very excited for this opportunity at this point of the season." 

Tuesday's match to decide the leader of the Big South Conference is set to begin at 2 p.m. The Chants will follow up the Campbell match with road contests at Longwood (March 29) and East Carolina (March 30), their last home match of the season against Winthrop (April 5) and the regular season-ending match at Liberty (April 7).