The Coastal Carolina mens tennis team (8-13, 0-5 Big South) won the doubles point, but fell in five of the six singles matches as Charleston Southern University defeated the Chanticleers 5-2 April 6 in Conway, S.C.
Coastal won in the first and second doubles matches. At number-one doubles, junior Florentin Meynie (Nanterre, France) and sophomore Richard Redding (Winscombe, England) defeated Lee Schutte and Jonathon Dean 8-3. Sophomore Andy Caress (Cincinnati, Ohio) and sophomore Simon Taylor (Hampshire, England) won at number-two doubles 8-6 over Steven Dean and Murat Atilla.
Sophomore Ryan Vrba (Algonquin, Ill.) was the only winner for the Chants in singles play. He defeated Guy David 7-5, 6-4.
Coastal hosts Winthrop Friday, April 8 at 2 p.m., at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center.
Charleston Southern 5, Coastal Carolina 2
1. Quentin Guichard (CSU) def. Florentin Meynie, 3-6, 6-3 (10-6)
2. Jonathon Dean (CSU) def. Simon Taylor, 6-4, 6-2
3. Ryan Vrba (Coastal) def. Guy David, 7-5, 6-4
4. Lee Schutte (CSU) def. Richard Redding, 6-0, 6-2
5. Steven Dean (CSU) def. Andy Caress, 6-0, 6-1
6. Murat Atilla (CSU) def. Brian Dowis, 6-1, 6-1
1. Meynie/Redding (Coastal) def. Schutte/J. Dean, 8-3
2. Caress/Taylor (Coastal) def. S. Dean/Atilla, 8-6
3. Babar Ali Khan Akbar/Guichard (CSU) def. Vrba/Ryan Weisband, 8-2