Men's Tennis Wins Two Titles and Goes 20-8 as a Team This Weekend
WILMINGTON, N.C., and HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The Coastal Carolina Men's Tennis team went 20-8 as a team this weekend and won two titles at the UNC Wilmington Landfall Invitational and the Coker College Fall Tournament. Senior Elliott Quibell (Derby, England/Cheam (Colorado)) defeated UNC Wilmingtons Gustavo Bertei, 4-6, 6-2, 10-9 to win the Men's Singles Navy Flight. Fellow senior Simon Taylor (Hampshire, England/Queen Marys College) won the Gold Flights consolation bracket on Saturday after defeating Victor Lage of Mount Olive, 6-1, 6-4 and Stephen Whitwell of East Carolina, 6-5, 7-6.
In Flight A Doubles, Quibell and Taylor defeated Stephen Whitwell and Aleksey Kochetov from East Carolina, 8-4 to win the Mens Flight A Doubles Consolation bracket. In Flight B Doubles, Richard Redding (Winscombe, England/Queen Elizabeths Hospital) and Andy Caress (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) lost to Gustavo Bereti and Henrique Meloni of UNC Wilmington, 8-3.
At the Coker College Fall Tournament, Plamen Tzvetkov (Herts, United Kingdom/Stanborough) lost to Bartons Brent Ching, 6-3, 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Flight A Singles. David Mellis defeated Declan Berndt in the semis, 6-1, 6-0 but fell to Ching in the finals, 7-6, 7-5. Sophomore Joseph Withers (Peoria, Ill./Dunlap (Liberty)) defeated Cokers James Schroeder, 6-1, 6-1 but lost to Matthew Jackman of Barton, 6-3, 4-6, 11-9 in the finals of the Flight B Singles.
In doubles play, Mellis and Tzvetkov defeated Bartons Jenner and Moscow, 8-6 to win the Flight A Doubles. While Withers and Bartons Scott Reddick defeated Methodists Jarrod Bogard and Andrew Freeman, 8-1 but lost to Cokers Jackman and Martel in the finals, 8-4.
All-in-all it was a solid overall team performance, Quibells off-season preparation really paid off today, Head Coach Chris Powers said. However, were not their physically yet but Im fortunate to have players ready to commit to have a successful fall season. The opportunity to play a couple of team matches on September 22, should be a great motivator for the team on and off the court this week.