GREENVILLE, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s tennis team rolled to its second-straight win in Southern Conference play with a hard-fought 4-3 decision at Furman on Thursday at the Mickel Tennis Center.
The Cougars (4-6, 2-2 SoCon) won two of the three doubles matches behind an 8-4 victory from junior Brice Allanic (Colombes, France) and sophomore Charlie Ghriskey (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) at the top of the order, while junior Crescente Lesser (Santiago, Chile) and sophomore Sebastian Lopez (Medellin, Colombia) closed out the point with a 9-7 win over Furman’s Matt Bowne and Alex Christ on court two.
The Paladins (2-9, 0-1 SoCon) equalized the dual match at one-all as top player Andrew Mellow defeated Allanic in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 singles.
Freshman Zack Lewis (Richmond, Ky.) followed with a straight-set victory over Tyler Droll, 7-5, 6-3, at the No. 6 line and a Ghriskey three-setter at No. 4 singles gave CofC the 3-1 edge.
After being down 6-4 in his first set to Furman’s Christ, Lopez battled back to win his second and third sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 2 line, to clinch the road win for the Cougars. They were coming off a 4-3 thriller over Davidson on Sunday.
CofC will return home to host Appalachian State on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. (ET) at the CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 4, FURMAN 3
March 14, 2013
Mickel Tennis Center
at Greenville, S.C.
No. 1 – Andrew Mellow (Furman) def. Brice Allanic (CofC), 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 – Sebastian Lopez (CofC) def. Alex Christ (Furman), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
No. 3 – Joel Cook (Furman) def. Crescente Lesser (CofC), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
No. 4 – Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) def. Jacob Behal (Furman), 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
No. 5 – Matt Browne (Furman) def. Alon Faiman (CofC), 7-6, 4-6, 6-3.
No. 6 – Zack Lewis (CofC) def. Tyler Droll (Furman), 7-5, 6-3.
No. 1 – Brice Allanic-Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) def. Joel Cook-Andrew Mellow (Furman), 8-4.
No. 2 – Sebastian Lopez-Crescente Lesser (CofC) def. Matt Bowne-Alex Christ (Furman), 9-7.
No. 3 – Tyler Droll-Jacob Behal (Furman) def. Alon Faiman-Zack Lewis (CofC), 9-7.
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 1, 3, 2
Singles: 1, 6, 4, 3, 2*, 5