HARTSVILLE, S.C.- The Cobra men’s tennis team lost a tough match to a Top 50 team in the nation on Friday, West Alabama (No. 45) in men’s collegiate tennis action. Coker dropped the match 5-4.
The Cobras had three solid victories from the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 spots in singles play. James Corfield (New Zealand) picked up a hard fought three set match at No. 2 singles with scores of 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, while Manel Estruga (Spain) and Guillermo Aylon (Spain) picked up straight set wins at No. 3 and No. 4 with scores of 6-3, 6-2 and 7-6, 6-4 respectively.
The Cobras other victory of the match came at No. 1 doubles where Corfield and Aylon won 8-5.
Coker is back on the courts on Saturday when they travel to Misenheimer, N.C. to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University starting at 1:00 p.m.
Coker (4) lost to West Alabama (5) (#45 National ITA ranking, #12 ITA South Region)
#1 Leonardo Lima (CC) lost to Santiago Lopez (WA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
#2 James Corfield (CC) def. Juan Tellez (WA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
#3 Manel Estruga (CC) def. Lucas Nunez (WA) 6-3, 6-2
#4 Guillermo Aylon (CC) def. Wade Covington (WA) 7-6, 6-4
#5 Juan Vallejo (CC) lost to Lucas Cruz (WA) 6-4, 6-4
#6 Evan Schreiner (CC) lost to Kike Ruiz (WA) 6-2, 6-0
#1 Corfield/Aylon (CC) def. Nunes/Ruiz (WA) 8-5
#2 Lima/Lamberigts (CC) lost to Tellez/Cruz (WA) 8-4
#3 Estruga/Vallejo (CC) lost to Lopez/Covington (WA) 8-5