April 17, 2013

Coker Jumps to No. 6 in NCAA Southeast Region

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College men's tennis team moved up one spot in the latest regional rankings by the NCAA. The Cobras come in at No. 6 in the Southeast region this week after debuting for the first-time ever at No. 7 a week ago.

Coker finished the regular season with a 16-4 overall record and a perfect 10-0 showing in Conference Carolinas play. The Cobras won the regular-season conference title and head into the postseason tournament as the No. 1 seed. They play Barton College in the quarterfinals at 9 a.m. Friday. The tournament is held at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, S.C.

The men's tennis team is led by freshman Andre Staab, who has a 15-5 singles record and is ranked No. 12 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in the Southeast for Division II. Junior James Corfield (16-3), and freshmen William Marrafao (14-5), Martin Moncayo (14-4) and Tom Sizeland (14-5) have played large roles for the squad this season.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.