Cougars Advance At SoCon Tournament With Win Over Georgia Southern
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The College of Charleston men’s tennis team beat Georgia Southern 4-1 this afternoon in the second round of the Southern Conference Championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Play started with singles and sophomore Alon Faiman (Ramat Hasharon, Israel) got things going for CofC with his fourth singles victory in a row via a 6-4, 6-1 score over Rafael Racy of the Eagles on Court 6.
Junior Brice Allanic (Colombes, France) followed suit with his third consecutive win via a 7-5, 6-1 score over Rayane Djouad at the No. 1 line.
Sophomore Sebastian Lopez (Medellin, Colombia) won his fifth straight via a 6-2, 6-0 result over Albert Codina Sala of Georgia Southern on Court 2.
Junior Crescente Lesser (Santiago, Chile) wrapped things up for the Cougars when he defeated Matthijs Verdam 7-5, 6-4 on Court 3 to clinch the win.
“Georgia Southern was a tough opponent to start with,” CofC Head Coach Jay Bruner said. “We dealt with adversity well today and the guys worked well together on and off the court. Brice (Allanic) and Sebastian (Lopez) really stepped up their focus today and have both been getting better with each match. We’re looking forward to getting revenge against Samford tomorrow.”
The College will play Samford in the tournament semifinals tomorrow, April 20 at 10 a.m. (ET) at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center in Elon, N.C.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 4, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 1
April 19, 2013
Burlington Tennis Center
in Burlington, N.C.
No. 1 – Brice Allanic (CofC) def. Rayane Djoud (GSU), 7-5, 6-1.
No. 2 – Sebastian Lopez (CofC) def. Albert Codina Sala (GSU), 6-2, 6-0.
No. 3 – Crescente Lesser (CofC) def. Matthijs Verdam (GSU), 7-5, 6-4.
No. 4 – Oliver Webb (GSU) def. Charlie Ghriskey (CofC), 6-2, 6-2.
No. 5 – Zack Lewis (CofC) vs. Marco Osorio (GSU), 6-4, 3-6, 2-4, unfinished.
No. 6 – Alon Faiman (CofC) def. Rafael Racy (GSU), 6-4, 6-1.
No. 1 – Brice Allanic-Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) vs. Oliver Webb-Matthijs Verdam (GSU), no result.
No. 2 – Sebastian Lopez-Crescente Lesser (CofC) vs. Marco Osorio-Rayane Djouad (GSU), no result.
No. 3 – Zack Lewis-Alon Faiman (CofC) vs. Kyle Hoffman-Alex Doherty (GSU), no result.