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Men's Tennis Earns Carolina Regional Ranking

The Chanticleers placed 10th in the competitive Carolina Region.

       

Garik Yedigarian at the 2013 Durham Regional

Garik Yedigarian at the 2013 Durham Regional

June 6, 2013

CONWAY - With the completion of the 2012-13 tennis season and the release of the final rankings by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the Coastal Carolina men's tennis team is ranked in the Carolina Region for just the second time in the program's history. The Chanticleers placed 10th in a region that includes several perennial powerhouses, including Duke, South Carolina and Wake Forest. 

"This recognition is a great way to complete the year," said head coach Chris Powers. "This is an extremely tough region, and it is an honor to be on the same list as some of the powers of college tennis. I hope we can build on this ranking going into the 2013-14 season" 

The Chanticleers finished the 2013 spring season with a 15-6 overall record, and made an NCAA Regional for the first time in the program's history. In addition, the Chants won the Big South tournament for the first time since 1994, and were crowned the Big South regular season champions after going undefeated in conference play with an 8-0 record. Powers was named the Coach of the Year by the Big South, and players Leo Christofides, Matias Di Pasquale, John Karle, Yusuke Kusuda, Ted Nilsson and Garik Yedigarian all received various accolades from the conference. 

Coastal Carolina's previous ranking in the Carolina Region was in 2009

Carolina Region Rankings

  1. Duke
  2. South Carolina
  3. Wake Forest
  4. Clemson
  5. North Carolina State
  6. UNC Wilmington
  7. North Carolina
  8. Elon
  9. UNC Greensboro
  10. Coastal Carolina