Men's Tennis Closes Regular Season With Three Matches
Coastal Carolina will play its final three matches of the regular season starting with Winthrop Saturday, March 4. Matches are slated to begin at , and feature both of Coastal Carolina’s tennis squads as the women will also battle the Lady Eagles. Coastal Carolina will then host Binghamton (April 8) in the final home match of the season, where seniors Joseph Withers and German Perez will be honored. The Chants will finish the regular season in Lynchburg, Va., when they face Liberty Monday, April 11 at
SCOUTING THE COMPETITIONMatch #18: BillyNicholsTennisCenter – ConwayS.C. – WINTHROP EAGLESRecord: 7-9, 3-1 Big South
Head Coach: Cid Carvalho
Eagles at a Glance:Winthrop will look to snap a two-match losing streak after getting swept 7-0 by No. 37 East Tennessee State and falling to UNC Wilmington 6-1 in its last outing. The Eagles are tied for second with Coastal Carolina in the Big South standings holding a 3-1 record with wins over Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian and Liberty and a loss to No. 47 Radford. Winthrop’s Roy Sichel has played at the top of the lineup all season and is followed by Sergey Belov at No. 2 and Naddav Rupin at No. 3. The Eagles have used six players in the bottom of the lineup and had success with Arthur Takashi at No. 6, where he has posted a 4-0 record.
Series vs. Winthrop: The Eagles hold a 15-3 advantage in the all-time season with the Chanticleers. Last year, the Chants rallied to defeat Winthrop 4-3 by winning the final three singles matches (April 8, 2008).
Match #19: BillyNicholsTennisCenter – ConwayS.C. – **SENIOR DAY**BINGHAMTON BEARCATSRecord: 11-4, 1-2 America East
Head Coach: Adam Cohen
Bearcats at a Glance:Binghamton is a 2008 NCAA participant and has been to the tournament four times in the last six years. Sophomore Sven Vloedgraven was recently named America East Player of the Week and has posted a 12-3 singles record in dual matches. The Bearcats rested their No. 1 player, Moshe Levy, in their last outing where they cruised past Georgetown 6-1. Levy has occupied court one for most of the season with Vloedgraven at No.2 and Amav Jain at No. 3. Five players have shuffled through the bottom half of the lineup with Gilbert Wong holding an impressive 11-2 mark on court four. In doubles, Binghamton is 7-7 in doubles points this season, with no doubles point being played against UNC Greensboro (Feb. 7). Before making its way to Conway, Binghamton will play another Big South foe in the Radford Highlanders (April 6).
Series vs. Binghamton: The Chanticleers will meet Binghamton for the first time in program history.
Match #20: Sport Racket – Lynchburg, Va. – LIBERTY FLAMESRecord: 11-7, 1-2 Big South
Head Coach: Chris Johnson
Flames at a Glance:Liberty will play three matches before hosting Coastal Carolina in the final match of the regular season for both squads. Juan Reyes has posted a 12-5 singles record and should occupy the No. 6 spot in the lineup, where he is 11-3. Clay Cypert is 8-8 at the top of the lineup, while teammate Louis Steyn is 9-6 at No. 2. Chad Simpson is 9-3 at No. 3 and Giancarlo Lemmi is 6-3 at the No.4 slot. In doubles, Cypert and Lemmi are 12-5 as the top duo for the Flames. Simpson and Gregorio Machado are 8-6 at No. 2, wile Reyes and Steyn are 11-3 at the No. 3 position. The meeting with the Chanticleers will be the final tune-up for both squads before the Big South Championship begins April 16 in Rock Hill, S.C.Series vs. Liberty: Coastal Carolina holds an 11-4 advantage in the all time series with the Flames. The Chants won both meetings with Liberty last season, getting a 6-1 victory in the regular season, before sweeping the Flames 4-0 in the Big South quarterfinal.
CHANTICLEER BREAK POINTS
Double Feature Against Winthrop
The Coastal Carolina men’s and women’s tennis teams will host the Winthrop Eagles Saturday, April 4 at the BillyNicholsTennisCenter at All six doubles matches will be played first, followed by singles, where the top half (No. 1 to No. 3) of each squad will lineup and as courts become available, the bottom half (No. 4 to No. 6) will step out to play.
Chanticleers Hot at No. 3
The Chanticleers have compiled a 14-3 record at the No. 3 singles spot. Junior Ernesto Ramos is 5-0 in the position. Junior Dmitry Vlaskin holds a 7-2 record, while classmate Plamen Tzvetkov is 2-1 in the slot.
Coastal Carolina Edges Asheville, 4-3
In a tightly contested Big South matchup, the CoastalCarolinaUniversity men’s tennis team came away with a 4-3 victory over UNC Asheville Monday, March 30 at the AshevilleSchool. Coastal Carolina dropped the doubles point as they adjusted to the fast courts at the AshevilleSchool losing matches at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. In singles play, two matches went into the books early after players from both squads were forced to retire due to injury. The match was tied at 3-3 with the deciding match in progress on court No. 2, where senior German Perez won the first set 6-4 but Asheville’s Mauricio Correa came back to take the second set 6-2. With the match on the line, Perez dug deep and pulled out the 6-4 victory in the third set to clinch the match for the Chanticleers.
Chants Fly By Presbyterian
Coastal Carolina battled through up to 30 miles per hour winds to defeat Presbyterian 6-1 Sunday, March 29 at the TempletonTennisCenter. In singles, the Chanticleers tweaked the top of the order slightly as junior Ernesto Ramos played at No. 1 for the second time this season and senior German Perez was slotted into the No. 2 position for the first time this year. Both players were successful as Ramos improved his singles record to 13-3 with a 7-5, 1-6, 10-6 victory over Matthew Martin on court one, while Perez cruised past Nicol 6-1, 6-3. The Chanticleers claimed three more singles wins and the doubles point for the 6-1 victory over the Blue Hose.
Nine 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.