Cougars Keep SoCon Streak Alive with Win over Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. March 18, 2013 – The College of Charleston men’s tennis team extended its Southern Conference winning streak to four matches with a win over Georgia Southern this afternoon at the Hanner Tennis Complex.
CofC (6-6, 4-2 SoCon) has been red-hot as this is the team’s fourth 4-3 Southern Conference win in the last eight days.
The Cougars got off to a great start in doubles when all three CofC tandems emerged victorious to clinch the point for the College.
Zack Lewis (Richmond, Ky.) continued a stellar freshman campaign when he improved his singles season record to 10-2 with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Kyle Hoffman of the Eagles on Court 6.
Georgia Southern (6-5, 2-2 SoCon) tied up the match when Rayane Djouad and Matthijs Verdam of the Eagles snagged singles wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 lines.
However, freshman Charlie Ghriskey (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) answered when he overcame Oliver Webb of GSU in a come-from-behind 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-3 victory on Court 4.
Senior Brice Allanic (Colombes, France) then sealed the deal for the College when he topped Andrew Dromsky of the Eagles 6-0, 5-7, 6-3 on Court 1 to clinch the match.
“Today was a great win for the team,” CofC Head Coach Jay Bruner said. “We played with composure against a very tough team. We had an awesome start in doubles and all of our guys dug in and showed a lot of heart in singles. Brice (Allanic) and Charlie (Ghriskey) did a great job of bearing down at the end to seal this match for us.”
Next up for the Cougars is a four-match homestand starting with UMBC on Thursday, March 21 at 3 p.m. (ET) at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 4, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 3
March 18, 2013
Hanner Tennis Complex
at Statesboro, Ga.
No. 1 – Brice Allanic (CofC) def. Andrew Dromsky (GSU), 6-0, 5-7, 6-3.
No. 2 – Rayane Djouad (GSU) def. Sebastian Lopez (CofC), 6-1, 7-6 (8-6).
No. 3 – Matthijs Verdam (GSU) def. Crescente Lesser (CofC), 7-5, 6-4.
No. 4 – Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) def. Oliver Webb (GSU), 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 6-3.
No. 5 – A. Codina Sala (GSU) def. Alon Faiman (CofC), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (10-7).
No. 6 – Zack Lewis (CofC) def. Kyle Hoffman (GSU), 7-5, 6-4.
No. 1 – Brice Allanic-Charlie Ghriskey (CofC) def. Andrew Dromsky-Oliver Webb (GSU), 8-3.
No. 2 – Sebastian Lopez-Crescente Lesser (CofC) def. Matthijs Verdam-Kyle Hoffman (GSU), 8-4.
No. 3 – Alon Faiman-Zack Lewis (CofC) def. Daniel Rush-Alex Doherty (GSU), 8-4.
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 6, 2, 3, 4, 1*, 5