HARTSVILLE, SC — The Coker men’s tennis team defeated Pfeiffer University 6-3 while the women fell 7-2.  The Cobra men move to 2-2 and 2-1 in the CVAC, while the women drop to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference.  

Junior Matt Byford moved to 4-0 on the week by teaming with Duncan Grew for an 8-3 win in doubles and then pulling out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory at number one singles.  Grew won 7-6, 6-0 at number two singles while Tyson Thompson and Danny Nash both earned three-set singles victories.  Coker’s sixth win of the match came from Thompson and Tim Morton, who won 8-4 in doubles play. 


Men’s Singles Competition
1 – Matt Byford (CC) def. Kent Whitaker (PU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
2 – Duncan Grew (CC) def. Alan Smith (PU) 7-6, 6-0
3 – Sean Ottley (PU) def. Tim Morton (CC) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
4 – David Beaver (PU) def. Dustin Yager (CC) 6-2, 6-2
5 – Danny Nash (CC) def. Jay Nicholas (PU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
6 – Tyson Thompson (CC) def. Daniel Shiflet (PU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

Men’s Doubles Competition
1 – Byford/Grew (CC) def. Whitaker/Smith (PU) 8-3
2 – Ottley/Beaver (PU) def. Yager/Nash (CC) 9-7
3 – Morton/Thompson (CC) def. Khang/Shiflet (PU) 8-4

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