Sept. 11, 2009
Coastal Carolina University men's tennis went 5-1 on the opening day (Sept. 11) of the UNC Wilmington RBC Wealth Management College Invitational.
"We were very successful today," Head Coach Chris Powers said. "We are rolling along, and I am happy about our good start to the Invitational."
The Chanticleers went a perfect 2-0 in both doubles flights. Flight A's Coastal Carolina team of Dmitry Vlaskin and Matt Gordon defeated Virginia Tech's Corrado Tocci and Trpirmi Kojundzic. In a tiebreaking B Flight doubles match, Dorian Sovic and Alex Funkhauser defeated Betto Mondini and Larbi Lamzouri of Campbell, 9-8.
In singles, Vlaskin rallied after losing the opening set to get a three-set victory over Martin Schishkov of Georgia State 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 to move on in the A flight. In the B flight, Funkhauser handled Virginia Tech's Jonathan Pine in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2. The C flight was a hard fought match for Sovic who fell to Modini of Campbell, 6-4, 6-2. In D flight, Gordon got the victory over East Carolina's Eli Khoury, 6-0, 6-2.
The five out of six flights that won today will continue through the second round of tournament play tomorrow (Sept. 12).Doubles Flight A Dmitry Vlaskin/Matt Gordon (Coastal) def. Corrado Tocci/Trpimir Kojundzic (Virginia Tech), 8-5 Flight B Dorian Sovic/Alex Funkhauser def. Beto Mondini/Larbin Lamzouri (Campbell), 9-8 Singles Flight A Dmitry Vlaskin (Coastal) def. Martin Schishkov (Georgia State), 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 Flight B Alex Funkhauser (Coastal) def. Jonathan Pine (Virginia Tech), 7-5, 6-2 Flight C Betto Mondini (Campbell) def. Dorian Sovic (Coastal), 6-4, 6-2 Flight D Matt Gordon (Coastal) def. Eli Khoury (East Carolina) 6-0, 6-2