MELBOURNE, FL — Coker’s tennis teams began a spring break swing through Florida by splitting against the Florida Institute of Technology.  The men fell 2-7 but the women earned an 8-1 victory.

The men didn’t have enough fire power to knock off FIT, but freshman Tyson Thompson played well with a pair of victories.  In doubles, Tyson and Tim Morton earned an 8-1 win before Tyson pulled out a three-set victory at number six singles.   Matt Byford also went three sets but lost the deciding set 7-6.


Men’s Singles Competition
1 – Cliff Giel (FIT) def. Matt Byford (CC) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6
2 – Keith Kessler (FIT) def. Duncan Grew (CC) 6-1, 6-0
3 – Diego Quiros (FIT) def. Tim Morton (CC) 6-1, 6-2
4 – Christian Smith (FIT) def. Dustin Yager (CC) 6-2, 7-5
5 – John Stephenson (FIT) def. Danny Nash (CC) 6-4, 6-0
6 – Tyson Thompson (CC) def. Thadiq Kara (FIT) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Men’s Doubles Competition
1 – Giel/Kessler (FIT) def. Byford/Grew (CC) 8-3
2 – Quiros/Smith (FIT) def. Yager/Nash (CC) 8-2
3 – Morton/Thompson (CC) def. Stephenson/Levy (FIT) 8-1

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