DUE WEST, SC – Erskine pulled out a 5-4 victory over Coker Saturday afternoon in men’s collegiate tennis.  CC is off now until March 31, when its spring break trip to Florida begins with a match against Florida Institute of Technology at 2:00 PM. 

The Cobras led 2-1 after doubles play thanks to an 8-5 victory by Matt Byford and Duncan Grew and an 8-4 triumph by Tim Morton and Tyson Thompson.

In singles play, Byford’s 6-3, 6-3 victory gave Coker three wins but the team only had one more win in the final five matches.  Dustin Yager went three sets to earn a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory at number four singles.

Men’s Singles Results
1 – Matt Byford (CC) def. Mardin Jolliffe (EC) 6-3, 6-3
2 – Ponce Padron (EC) def. Duncan Grew (CC) 6-4, 6-2
3 – Ivan Jayakumar (EC) def. Tim Morton (CC) 6-3, 6-2
4 – Dustin Yager (CC) def. Jacob Gregory (EC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
5 – Simeon Herray (EC) def. Danny Nash (CC) 6-2, 6-1
6 – Jason Winecroff (EC) def. Tyson Thompson (CC) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Men’s Doubles Results
1 – Byford/Grew (CC) def. Jolliffe/Padron (EC) 8-5
2 – Jayakumar/Herray (EC) def. Yager/Nash (CC) 8-3
3 – Morton/Thompson (CC) def. Gregory/Winecroff (EC) 8-4

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