Men's Tennis Falls to Charleston Southern, 5-2
CONWAY, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis squad wrapped up the 2007 regular season with a 5-2 loss to visiting Charleston Southern, Apr. 14 at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center. With the loss, the Chanticleers fall to 14-10 on the year and 3-4 in Big South Conference play.
CCU got it started right by earning the doubles point. Simon Taylor and Andy Career posted a 9-8 victory at No. 1 over Jonathan Dean and Lee Schutte of CSU, while Coastal's David Mellis and Joseph Withers got the other victory for Coastal, defeating Quentin Guichard and Babar Akbar, 8-6. In singles, Elliott Quibell got the only win for CCU, defeating Steven Dean in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1. The Chants had a chance to win the match, but lost two tough three-set matches to the visiting Bucs.
Coastal has earned the No. 5 seed for the upcoming Big South Conference Men's Tennis Championships in Radford, Va., Apr. 17-19. The Chants will take on No. 4 High Point on Thu., Apr. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the quarterfinals.
Charleston Southern 5, Coastal Carolina 2
Quentin Guichard (CSU) def. David Mellis (CCU) 6-3, 6-2
Jonathan Dean (CSU) def. Simon Taylor (CCU) 3-6, 7-6, 6-1
Chris Peek (CSU) def. Plamen Tzvetkov (CCU) 5-7, 6-0, 7-6
Elliott Quibell (CCU) def. Steven Dean (CSU) 7-5, 6-1
Lee Schutte (CSU) def. Richard Redding (CCU) 6-1, 6-4
Murat Attilla (CSU) def. Andy Caress (CCU) 6-4, 6-2
Taylor/Caress (CCU) def. Dean/Schutte (CSU) 9-8
Peek/Dean (CSU) def. Tzvetkov/Redding (CCU) 8-6
Mellis/Withers (CCU) def. Guichard/Babar Akbar (CSU) 8-6
Coastal now 14-10 and 3-4 in Big South Play