Hartsville, SC – Coker Men’s tennis continued their tough schedule on Sunday as they fell 9-0 to Lander University, the nation’s number 11 ranked team. There were a couple of good performances from the Cobras, but overall the Lander team, who could afford to rest a couple of their key players, dominated for a comfortable victory.

Matt Byford had a tough task at number 1 singles where he faced off against the nations 9th ranked singles player. Despite playing some top class tennis, the match swung on some stylish winners from Lander’s number one as the match ended 6-2 6-3 in Lander’s favor. Danny Nash played a good match at number 3 singles and he was unfortunate to go down by a 6-2 6-2 scoreline. Lander dominated at other positions where they lost no more than a game on each court, singles and doubles.

The Cobras move to 3-9 for the season and 0-6 versus nationally ranked and division 1 opposition. They next play CVAC conference rivals Pfeiffer University away, starting at 3pm Wednesday.


1 Doubles: Legros/Simec (Lander) def. Yager/Nash (Coker) – 8-1

2 Doubles: Chellappa/Stinson (Lander) def. Morton/Thompson (Coker) – 8-1

3 Doubles: Hobbs/Iverson (Lander) def. Byford/Batts (Coker) – 8-0

1 Singles: Nicolas Legros (Lander) def. Matt Byford (Coker) – 6-2 6-3

2 Singles: Andre Ivarsson (Lander) def. Tim Morton (Coker) – 6-0 6-1

3 Singles: Akshey Chellappa (Lander) def.– Danny Nash (Coker) – 6-2 6-2

4 Singles: T.C Valle (Lander) def.– Dustin Yager (Coker) 6-0 6-1

5 Singles: Cameron Hobbs (Lander) def.– Tyson Thompson (Coker) – 1-0 retired.

6 Singles: Caedyn Stinson (Lander) def.– Hunter Batts (Coker) 6-0 6-0

Lander University 9 Coker College 0

Order Of Completion 5,6,2,4,1,3