Banner Elk, NC –
Coker led 2-1 after doubles thanks to a good doubles performance from Matt Byford and Duncan Grew at number 1 doubles. Byford and Grew broke at 3-3 only for Lees McRae to break straight back. The pairs both held until 6-7 when Byford and Grew earned the vital break of serve to take an 8-6 victory.
Coker needed 3 more wins for the team win but fell one short. Lees McRae forfeited number 6 singles due to injury and Dustin Yager took control at number 5 singles as he won comfortable 6-0 6-3. Despite this, Coker couldn’t quite pull off the win as Lees McRae won at numbers one through four singles. Duncan Grew fell short at number 1 singles 6-3 6-4. Matt Byford came closest to earning Coker the victory but fell 7-6 6-4 in two very tight sets.
The heartbreak continues for the Coker men who now fall to 3-11 and 1-6 in the CVAC. Coker Men next play
1 Doubles: Byford/Grew (Coker) def. Sayag/Lord Andrade (Lees McRae)- 8-6
2 Doubles: Sutton/Valazguez (Lees McRae) def. Yager/Nash (Coker) – 8-5
3 Doubles: Morton/Thompson (Coker) def. (Lees McRae) – Forfeit
1 Singles: Gili Sayag (Lees McRae) def.
2 Singles: Lord Andrade (Lees McRae) def. Matt Byford (Coker) – 7-6 6-4
3 Singles: Valazguez (Lees McRae) def. Tim Morton (Coker) –– 6-4 6-1
4 Singles: Tom Sutton (Lees McRae) def. Danny Nash (Coker) – 6-2 6-0
5 Singles: Dustin Yager (Coker) def. Johns (Lees McRae) – 6-0 6-3
6 Singles: Tyson Thompson (Coker) def. (Lees McRae) Forfeit
LEES MCRAE 5