Men's Tennis Begins Three-Match Road Trip Saturday in Charlotte
Coastal Carolina will head out on a three-match road trip starting in Charlotte when it plays the 49ers Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. The Chanticleers will step back into conference play as they step on the court with Presbyterian Sunday, March 29 and then with UNC Asheville Monday, March 30. Coastal Carolina will look to get back track after dropping two consecutive matches last week for the first time this season falling to South Carolina State and No. 47 Radford.
Match #16: March 28 - Phillips Tennis Complex (Charlotte, N.C.) - 10 a.m.UNC Charlotte 49ersRecord: 6-9, 0-2 Atlantic 10
Head Coach: Jim Boykin
49ers at a Glance: The 49ers have won their last two contests defeating Gardner-Webb (5-2) and The Citadel (5-2). Charlotte started the season 1-8, but have bounced back to go 5-1 in the last six outings. Charlotte’s schedule has been tough having faced five nationally ranked teams this year. Moritz Bernhoerster is a staple in the 49ers’ lineup after posting a 16-12 record in singles and should play on court one. Reigning Atlantic 10 player of the week Michael Anders and Ricky Cuellar should occupy the next two spots. Anthony Davison and Charles Martin-Lecamp have split time at No. 5 and No. 6 this year, with Brad Clinard playing a role at the No. 6 slot with a perfect 2-0 record. Charlotte’s top duo of Bernhoerster and Jeff Archer are 4-3, while Anders and Mirza Beciragic are 9-2 on court three for the 49ers.
Series vs. Charlotte: In the five-match all-time series, the Chanticleers hold a slim 3-2 advantage over the 49ers.
Match #17: March 29 - TempletonTennisCenter (Clinton , S.C.) - 1 p.m.Presbyterian Blue HoseRecord: 4-9, 1-2 Big South
Head Coach: Patric Hynes
Blue Hose at a Glance: Presbyterian earned its first-ever Big South win ever with a 4-3 victory over UNC Asheville (March 24). The Blue Hose flew west to Hawaii and played three matches in nine days during Spring Break but had to wait almost two weeks to get back on the court as weather postponed a match with Liberty (March. 14). Since the break, Presbyterian has split it last two matches with a 7-0 loss to No. 47 Radford before defeating Asheville this week. Before playing host to Coastal Carolina, the Blue Hose will play a non-conference match against USC Upstate Saturday, March 28 in Clinton.
Series vs. Presbyterian: Coastal Carolina leads the all-time series 5-0. The most recent meeting between the squads came in 2007 when the Chanticleers defeated the Blue Hose 5-1.
Match #17: March 30 - The AshevilleSchool (Asheville, N.C.) - 1 p.m.UNC Asheville BulldogsRecord: 3-13, 0-4 Big South
Head Coach: Lise Gregory
Bulldogs at a Glance: Asheville will search for its first Big South win of the season with only two league matches remaining against Winthrop (March 27) and Coastal Carolina. The Bulldogs have dropped their last three matches, but two of them were decided by a 4-3 result. Mauricio Correa will try to get his team back on track at No. 1 singles, while Nicola Nonnenbroich has played at No. 2 and six players have flip flopped in and out of the final four slots for the Bulldogs. In doubles, Nonnenbroich and Joe May are 6-4 at the No. 2 position where the Bulldogs are the strongest with an 8-7 overall record in the two slot.
Series vs. Asheville: The Chanticleers hold a 12-5 advantage in the series over the Bulldogs, with Coastal Carolina winning the last three meetings. Last season, the contest began after a four-hour rain delay and the Chants went on to win the doubles point and nabbed the 4-3 victory April 4, 2008.
CHANTICLEER NOTEBOOKNine is Coastal Carolina's Number
The Chanticleers started the season 9-0, before falling to UNC Wilmington 4-3 (March 5). Juniors Dmitry Vlaskin and Plamen Tzvetkov won nine consecutive matches at the No. 2 doubles slot but their streak was snapped by Radford’s duo of Ivan Salec and Mehdi Benhammou in an 8-4 loss Monday, March 23.
No. 47 Radford Tops Chants, 5-2
Carolina University men’s tennis team fell 5-2 to No. 47 Radford Monday, March 23 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. After taking the first three points of the match, Radford looked to be in command with a 3-0 lead but the Chants began to battle back starting with junior Dmitry Vlaskin on court four, who defeated Benhammou 6-4, 6-3 to earn Coastal Carolina’s first point of the day. At court three, junior Plamen Tzvetkov won his match in straight sets knocking off Bojic 6-3, 7-5 to put the score at 3-2 with two matches still in play. The Chants’ rally was short lived as senior Joseph Withers and sophomore Dorian Sovic both went down in their matches to hand the Highlanders the win.
Chanticleers Fall 5-2 to South CarolinaState
The Chanticleers swept doubles play to earn the point but the Bulldogs picked up five of the six singles matches to win the match to defeat Coastal Carolina 5-2 Friday, March 20 at the SCSU Tennis Courts. The Chanticleers other victory came from junior Ernesto Ramos’ 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory on court two.