CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The College of Charleston men's tennis team kicked off its fall tournament season against UNC Charlotte and Gardner-Webb at the inaugural 49ers Pick'Em Invitational held at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
The Cougars won seven of the eight singles and three of the four doubles flights versus Gardner-Webb on Saturday and four of the eight singles flights against host Charlotte on Friday.
Junior Crescente Lesser (Santiago, Chile), sophomore Charlie Ghriskey (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), freshman Zack Lewis (Richmond, Ky.) and freshman Josh Record (Tallahassee, Fla.) are an undefeated 2-0 in tournament action in their respective singles flights.
Lesser defeated Forrest Edwards of UNCC in a three-setter, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, and Joao Poli of Gardner-Webb in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, in Flight 3. Ghriskey, a transfer from William & Mary, claimed straight-set wins over Paul Cisti of UNCC, 6-4, 7-5, and Matt Parker of Gardner-Webb, 6-4, 6-4, in Flight 4.
After dropping all four doubles matches to UNC Charlotte on Friday, CofC rebounded with a near sweep of the doubles flights against Gardner-Webb on Saturday.
Junior Brice Allanic (Colombes, France) and sophomore Sebastian Lopez (Medellin, Colombia) won the top doubles flight by default, while Record and sophomore Alon Faiman (Ramat Hasharon, Israel) got past Poli and Brendan Dempsey, 8-4, in Flight 3.
Tournament play concludes tomorrow with singles and doubles matches scheduled against Winthrop.
49ers Pick'Em Invitational
Sept. 14-16, 2012
Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex
at Charlotte, N.C.
DAY ONE RESULTS
Jack Williams (UNCC) def. Brice Allanic (CofC), 6‐2, 4‐6, 7‐5.
Kamil Khalil (UNCC) def. Sebastian Lopez (CofC), 6‐2, 6‐2.
Crescente Lesser (CofC) def. Forrest Edwards (UNCC), 6‐3, 4‐6, 6‐3.
Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) def. Paul Cisti (UNCC), 6‐4, 7‐5.
Jordi Massalle Ferrer (UNCC) def. Billy Kenny (CofC), 6‐4, 7‐6 (1).
Alex Calott (UNCC) def. Alon Faiman (CofC), 6‐7 (6), 6‐4, 6‐3.
Zack Lewis (CofC) def. Nate Shanok (UNCC), 6‐3, 7‐5.
Josh Record (CofC) def. Alex Weber (UNCC), 3‐6, 6‐3, 6‐4.
Williams-Edwards (UNCC) def. Allanic-Lopez (CofC), 8‐4.
Khalil-Kwasniewicz (UNCC) def. Ghriskey-Kenny (CofC), 8-2.
Calott-Cisti (UNCC) def. Faiman-Record (CofC), 8‐2.
Weber-Massalle Ferrer (UNCC) def. Lesser-Lewis (CofC), 9‐8 (4).
DAY TWO RESULTS
Brice Allanic (CofC) def. Adam Knutsson‐Sundblad (Gardner-Webb), 6‐3, 2‐6, 6‐3.
Sebastian Lopez (CofC) def. Ernest Alberch (Gardner-Webb), 6‐4, 2‐6, 6‐3.
Crescente Lesser (CofC) def. Joao Poli (Gardner-Webb), 6‐4, 6‐3.
Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) def. Matt Parker (Gardner-Webb), 6‐4, 6‐4.
Billy Kenny (CofC) def. Nikita Zverkov (Gardner-Webb), 6‐2, 6‐4.
Brendan Dempsey (Gardner-Webb) def. Alon Faiman (CofC), 6‐4, 6‐3.
Zack Lewis (CofC) def. Stephen Martin (Gardner-Webb), 6‐2, 6‐2.
Josh Record (CofC) def. Jonathan Walker (Gardner-Webb), 6‐1, 6‐2.
Allanic-Lopez (CofC) def. Alberch-Parker (Gardner-Webb), default.
Sundblad-Zverkov (Gardner-Webb) def. Ghriskey-Kenny (CofC), 8‐0.
Faiman-Record (CofC) def. Poli-Dempsey (Gardner-Webb), 8‐4.
Lesser-Lewis (CofC) def. Martin-Walker (Gardner-Webb), 9‐8 (3).