Hartsville, S.C. – With the match tied at four, the fate of both teams rested squarely on the shoulders of Coker’s Andrew Chinnes (Hemmingway, SC) and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Matt Gaines at No. 6 singles, and neither one was willing to back down from the other. It took three sets to decide a victor, but in the end it was Gaines and the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne coming out with the win as he defeated Chinnes, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
The loss marks the Cobra men’s sixth in a row, dropping them to 0-6 on the year, while LR improves to 5-6 on the year.
The Cobras wins came from Evan Schreiner (Clemson, SC) and Chinnes at No. 3 doubles, winning 8-5, with Schreiner also picking up a win at No. 5 singles, 6-2, 6-1 over Nate Summers. Mark Vial (Adelaide, Australia) picked up a win at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-3 and Esteban Terran (Ecuador) had the fourth win of the day for Coker at No. 4 singles 6-2, 6-4.
Coker returns to the courts on Friday, when they make-up their rained out match with West Alabama at the Coker Tennis Courts at 2:00 p.m.