Men's Tennis Hosts Battle at the Beach
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina men's tennis team begins the 2017 fall season this weekend as it hosts the CCU Battle at the Beach, set for Sept. 15-17 at the Stevens Tennis Complex.
Fellow Sun Belt schools Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will be taking place in the weekend's action, as will Big South member Presbyterian.
All matches are open to fans and admission to the event is free.
The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
12 pm -- Singles (Coastal vs. App State)
2:30 pm -- Doubles (Coastal vs. App State | Georgia Southern vs. Presbyterian)
4 pm -- Singles (Georgia Southern vs. Presbyterian)
9 am -- Singles (Presbyterian vs. App State)
11:30 am -- Doubles (Presbyterian vs. App State | Coastal vs. Georgia Southern)
1 pm -- Singles (Coastal vs. Georgia Southern)
9 am -- Singles (Georgia Southern vs. App State)
11:30 am -- Doubles (Georgia Southern vs. App State | Coastal vs. Presbyterian)
1 pm -- Singles (Coastal vs. Presbyterian)
The 2017-18 Chants feature plenty of new faces as five of the nine student-athletes will be wearing teal for the first time.
Coastal's three freshman -- Paul Boulay, Juan Castellanos and Harry Cohen -- will be getting their first taste of collegiate action this weekend. The group of newcomers also includes a pair of sophomore transfers in Gonzalez Achondo and Lawrence Perrin. Achondo played his freshman season at Texas A&M Corpus Christie, while Perrin comes to Coastal after a season at New Mexico.
The coaching staff also has a slightly different look heading into the season. Chris Powers -- entering his 14th season leading the Chants -- has two new assistants following the departure of Mo Hookaylo. Former Chanticleer student-athletes Sebastian Schneider and Nic Planchard will assist the team this season. Schneider was with the Chants from 2015-17 and was an all-conference selection, while Planchard was with the team for the 2015-16 season after transferring from Tusculum.