Hartsville, SC – Coker Men’s Tennis fell 9-0 on Saturday to CVAC conference leaders AndersonUniversity on Saturday. The strong Anderson team raced to an early lead in doubles and continued their powerful play in singles as they rolled to a 9-0 win and a 7-0 CVAC record.
Tim Morton and Tyson Thompson had a good performance at number 3 doubles but ended up falling 8-5. Anderson showed their class at the top doubles positions as they took a 3-0 advantage in to the singles matches.
Duncan Grew took the match to his opponent at number 1 singles but the nation’s 12th ranked player from Anderson had too much guile and ended up earning a 6-2 6-3 win. Matt Byford brought some classical serve volley play to the CokerTennisCenter at 2 singles. However, he could not claw his way back from early losses of serve at the beginning of each set and fell 6-3 6-4 in the tie’s closest match. Tim Morton was unlucky at 3 singles and suffered from some tough breaks in his 6-1 6-4 defeat.
Anderson proved their strength by rolling through 4, 5 and 6 singles matches for the loss of just two games on each court. The Cobras are now 3-8 for the season and next play LanderUniversity, the nation’s 11th ranked team at home this Sunday at .