Hartsville, SC – Coker Men’s Tennis finished up their CVAC season with a 9-0 victory on the road at local conference rival St. Andrews. The men had three good doubles wins and the confidence rolled over in to singles as the Cobras closed out the excellent win.

 

Coker got off to a good start in doubles as Byford and Grew won 8-4 at number 1 doubles. Danny Nash and Dustin Yager had a good win at 2 doubles winning 8-6 and Tim Morton and Tyson Thompson earned a 8-4 win at 3 doubles. With the 3-0 advantage, Coker came out hot in singles and got a quick victory through Tim Morton at number 3 singles. Morton controlled the match from the baseline and earned the Cobras a 6-2 6-2 win.

 

Matt Byford clinched the victory for Coker in his final CVAC conference match of his career. Byford won the first set 6-2 and closed out the second set 7-5 to give Coker an unassailable five wins. Byford ends his senior CVAC season with a .500 record in both singles and doubles as well as a current 8-2 run in singles and doubles. His double partner Duncan Grew was next to earn a win as he closed out a 7-6 6-0 win at number 1 singles. After a very tight first set, Grew raced through the second set with some aggressive hitting from the back. Danny Nash fought hard to earn a good win at number 4 singles. After winning the opening set 6-1, his dangerous opponent came back to force a final set tie-break. Nash came up with some tough volleys in the tie-break to earn the win.

 

Dustin Yager had the most one sided victory of the day as he crushed his opponent 6-0 6-0 at number 5 singles with some classy winners. Hunter Batts was the last remaining match on court and he battled well to win 7-6 6-3 at number 6 singles. The Cobras move to 4-12 on the season with the win and are 2-7 in CVAC play. The season ends with a non-conference match against nationally ranked Presbyterian College at home, Thursday at 2pm.

 

Scores

 

1 Doubles - Byford/Grew (Coker) def. Centeno/Arcila (St. Andrews) – 8-4

2 Doubles – Yager/Nash (Coker) def. Reuben/Fleck (St. Andrews) – 8-6

3 Doubles – Morton/Thompson (Coker) def. Burgos/Perlmutter (St. Andrews) – 8-4

 

1 Singles – Duncan Grew (Coker) def. Daniel Rueben (St. Andrews) – 7-6 (5) 6-0

2 Singles – Matt Byford (Coker) def. Andres Centeno (St. Andrews) – 6-2 7-5

3 Singles – Tim Morton (Coker) def. Juan Carlos Arcila (St. Andrews) – 6-2 6-2

4 Singles – Danny Nash (Coker) def. Cory Fleck (St. Andrews) – 6-1 3-6 10-8

5 Singles – Dustin Yager (Coker) def. Juan Pablo Burgos (St. Andrews) – 6-0 6-0

6 Singles – Hunter Batts (Coker) def. Sam Perlmutter (St. Andrews) – 7-6 (2) 6-3

 

COKER COLLEGE        9

ST. ANDREWS          0

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