USC Upstate Sweeps Coastal Carolina, Limestone in Home Doubleheader

USC Upstate Sweeps Coastal Carolina, Limestone in Home Doubleheader

Coastal Carolina Box Score (.pdf)

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Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team closed out its four-match homestand in a positive fashion on Monday sweeping a non-conference doubleheader over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Limestone Saints at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex.

USC Upstate earned the doubleheader sweep with a 4-3 win over Coastal Carolina followed by a 4-1 victory against Limestone.

The Spartans improve to 5-15 on the season while the Chanticleers fall to 6-11 and the Saints 8-5.

USC Upstate struck first for a 1-0 lead after taking the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3. After dropping the No. 2 match to begin the contest, the Spartans picked up a 6-4 victory at No. 3 as Luka Eble and Felix Ewers defeated Gonzalez Achondo and Juan Castellanos. The No. 1 combination of Ignacio Garrido and Lucas Percy secured the point for USC Upstate with a 7-6(6) win versus Luiz Faria and Lawrence Perrin.

The teams split the six singles matches with the Spartans capturing three to earn the 4-3 victory. USC Upstate picked up wins from Fernando Bernardes at No. 3, Eble at No. 4 and Garrido at No. 5. Eble and Bernardes tallied the first two singles wins as Eble recorded a straight set 6-4, 7-6(2) victory over Perrin while Bernardes won in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 against Achondo.

Coastal Carolina captured the next three matches at No. 2, No. 6 and No. 1 to tie the contest at 3-3 heading into No. 5.

Garrido won the match for the Spartans collecting a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5) victory against Francesco Cori-Gamero.

USC Upstate started its second match of the day against Limestone by winning the doubles point with victories at No. 2 and No. 3. Eble and Ewers defeated Luka Stanec and Domantas Sadauskas 7-6(5) while the No. 3 combination of Francisco Neto and Samuel Schiano won 6-2 over Guillermo Ortega and Pierluigi Neri.

The Spartans followed by winning three of the four completed singles matches to collect the 4-1 victory. USC Upstate received wins, all in straight sets, from Eble at No. 3, Percy at No. 4 and Garrido at No. 5. Eble and Percy each knocked off their respective opponent by identical 6-4, 6-2 scores as Eble played Sacha Terrizzano and Percy competed against Emilio Samhan. Garrido topped Stanec 6-4, 7-6(4).

Neto was winning his No. 2 singles match over Sadauskas 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 but would go unfinished.

"Today was a great effort from the guys all around. To pull out a tight win over Coastal Carolina going four-plus hours was a massive effort and then to turn around and get a win over a really solid Limestone team was a good gut-check for our guys. And to top it off our senior captain, Nacho Garrido, winning the clinching point for both matches was a great way to end each match. This day is going to give us some nice momentum going into our Florida trip." – Tim McLane, assistant coach

The Spartans begin a three-match road trip on Friday, April 6 concluding the non-conference portion of their schedule at 10 a.m. against Florida Atlantic.

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