HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker men’s tennis team picked up a non-conference win on Wednesday as they defeated Benedict College 8-1. The win improves the Cobras to 4-4 on the year.

The Cobras started the match with three straight wins in doubles play with Tycho Lamberigts (Netherlands) and Manel Estruga (Barcelona, Spain) winning 8-0 at No.1 doubles, Leonardo Lima (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Juan Vallejo-Gonzalez (Quito, Equador) won at No. 2 doubles 8-3 and Ricardo Perez (Corpus Christi, TX) and Evan Schreiner (Seneca, S.C.) won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.

Coker then won five of their six singles matches, including winning eight of their 13 sets by scores of 6-0 or 6-1.

The Cobras will waste no time before returning to the courts as they will take on Bethune-Cookman University tomorrow in Sumter, S.C. at 5:00 p.m.
Coker (8) def. Benedict (1)
#1 Singles: Leonardo Lima (CC) def. Giovanni Plater (BC) 6-1, 6-0
#2 Singles: James Corfield (CC) lost to Avery Coins (BC) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
#3 Singles: Guillermo Aylon (CC) def. Darreus Wheeler (BC) 6-0, 6-2
#4 Singles: Juan Vallejo (CC) def. Timothy Thorton (BC) 6-3, 6-1
#5 Singles: Evan Schreiner (CC) def. Deangelo Smith (BC) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Singles: Ricardo Perez (CC) def. Dominique Greene (BC) 6-1, 6-1
#1 Doubles: Tycho Lamberigts/Manel Estruga (CC) def. Coins/Thorton (BC) 8-0
#2 Doubles: Lima/Vallejo (CC) def. Wheeler/Glater (BC) 8-3
#3 Doubles: Perez/Schreiner (CC) def. Greene/Dee Crawford (BC) 8-1