HARTSVILLE, S.C. –  The Cobra men’s tennis team improved their Conference Carolinas record to 2-1 on Friday afternoon with an 8-1 win over Belmont Abbey. Coker dropped just one match, No. 1 doubles, but was perfect for the rest of the day.

After losing at No. 1 doubles the Cobras bounced back with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles with scores of 8-2 and 8-1 respectively. Then in singles play the Cobras were near perfect yet again in all but one match.

Guillermo Aylon (Zaragoza, Spain) lost the Coker’s only singles game, losing 6-7 in the first game, but he ended up with the win thanks to a 7-6 win in the second game and then a 10-5 win the tie-breaker. Coker also had great matches at No. 4 singles from Evan Scheriner (Seneca, S.C.) and No. 5 singles from Tycho Lamberigts (Netherlands). Schreiner won his match 6-1, 6-0 and Lamberigts own 6-0, 6-0.

Coker’s will be back on the courts again on Saturday when they travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Conference Carolinas Preseason No. 2 Queens University at 1:00 p.m.

Coker (8) def. Belmont-Abbey (1)
#1 Guillermo Aylon (CC) def. Tom Wigley (BA) 6-7, 7-6, 10-5
#2 Manel Estruga (CC) def. Pat Noelke (BA) 6-1, 6-2
#3 Juan Vallejo (CC) def. Damien Nelson (BA) 6-1, 6-2
#4 Evan Schreiner (CC) def. Mario Nunez (BA) 6-1, 6-0
#5 Tycho Lamberigts (CC) def. Trey Ennis (BA) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Ricardo Perez (CC) def. Andrew Gazich (BA) 6-3, 6-1
#1 Estruga/Vallejo (CC) lost to Wigley/Noelke (BA) 8-5
#2 Aylon/Schreiner (CC) def. Nunez/Ennis (BA) 8-2
#3 Lamberigts/Perez (CC) def. Nelson/Franer (BA) 8-1