ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Coastal Carolina won five singles matches after losing the doubles point to rally past UNC Asheville 5-2 in Big South Conference men's tennis action Friday afternoon at the Asheville Racquet Club.
The Bulldogs (7-6, 1-2 BSC) won a hard-fought doubles point 2-1. Asheville earned the point at #3 doubles as Brett Landau and Alex Croker won in a tie-breaker, 9-8.
But the home team could not keep the momentum in singles. Adrien Langeard won at #1 singles for the long Asheville win in singles as he defeated Leo Christofides, 6-3, 6-2.
The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday afternoon when they host defending BSC champion Radford starting at 1 p.m.
Coastal Carolina 5, UNC Asheville 2
Mar 22, 2013 at Asheville, N.C. (ARC Downtown)
|1. LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) def. Leo Christofides (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-2|
|2. Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) def. WAISSEN, Matt (ASHM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|3. Garik Yedigarian (COASTAL) def. KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) 6-2, 6-2|
|4. Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) def. CROKER, Alex (ASHM) 7-5, 6-2|
|5. Ted Nilsson (COASTAL) def. SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) 6-2, 6-2|
|6. Hunter Whalen (COASTAL) def. LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) 6-4, 6-4|
|1. WAISSEN, Matt/LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) def. Garik Yedigarian/Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) 8-4|
|2. John Karle/Leo Christofides (COASTAL) def. KRIPAK, Daniel/SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) 8-4|
|3. LANDAU, Brett/CROKER, Alex (ASHM) def. Ted Nilsson/Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) 9-8|
|Coastal Carolina 7-4, 3-0 BSC|
|UNC Asheville 7-6, 1-2 BSC|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,1,6,3,4,2)|