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Cobras Rally For 5-4 Win PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Monday, 05 March 2012 06:29

The Coker College men's tennis team registered four victories in singles play to rally for a 5-4 win over Lees-McRae College on Sunday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play at Grandfather Mountain Country Club. Lees-McRae's (1-5, 1-1 CC) duo of Pedro De Sousa Nunes (Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil) and

Skylar Warren (Asheville, N.C.) opened play with an 8-4 win over Coker's (4-4, 2-1 CC) pairing of Leonardo Lima and Manel Estruga at No. 1 doubles, before the Cobras' James Corfield and Guillermo Aylon defeated Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) and Marcelo Tatai (Sao Paulo, Brazil) by a score of 9-8 (7-5) to even the match.
Graham Battle (Boone, N.C.) and Hang Lak Choi (Newton, N.C.) gave the Bobcats a 2-1 lead with an 8-4 win against Billy Simpson and Ricardo Perez before Lima evened the tally again with a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Nunes in the first singles flight. Hayes gave LMC a 3-2 advantage with a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win against Corfield, as Estruga defeated Warren, 6-1, 6-3 in the third singles flight.
Aylon registered a 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 win over Battle at No. 4 singles to give the Cobras a 4-3 lead, as Tatai defeated Simpson, 6-3, 6-4 in the fifth singles flight. Perez capped the day with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win over Choi at No. 6 singles to clinch the victory for the Cobras.
Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Wednesday, March 14 when the Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Queens University of Charlotte in conference play at 12 p.m.

 


Coker Sweeps Lees-McRae, 9-0

 


The Coker College women's tennis team swept both doubles and singles play on Sunday afternoon en route to a 9-0 win in Conference Carolinas play at Grandfather Mountain Country Club.
Coker's (4-3, 3-0 CC) duo of Alyssa Blanchard and Stephanie Medley kicked off the day with an 8-5 win over Lees-McRae's (0-4, 0-2 CC) pairing of Lyndsay Peagram (Greensboro, N.C.) and Samantha Wohlers (Windsor, Ontario, Canada). Cora Berna and Kayla Meermans defeated Kelsey Hiatt (My. Airy, N.C.) and Raven Harris (St. Pauls, N.C.) by a score of 8-1, as Coker was awarded the third doubles flight by default.
Blanchard gave Coker a 4-0 advantage with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Peagram at No. 1 singles, as Berna defeated Wohlers, 6-4, 6-3 in the second singles flight. Medley won the third flight, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 over Hiatt, while Faith Baxley rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 10-2 victory against Harris. Coker was awarded the fifth and sixth flights by default.
Lees-McRae returns to the courts on Wednesday, March 14 when the Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Queens University of Charlotte in conference play at 12 p.m.

  
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