Cobras blank Bobcats, 9-0

HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- The Coker College men's tennis team swept both singles and doubles play en route to a 9-0 victory over visiting Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday afternoon.

Coker's (4-2, 1-0 CC) tandem of Andre Staab and George Handy opened the day with an 8-1 victory over Joao Araujo (Curitiba, Puerto Rico) and Carlos Pinel (Vitoria, Espírito Santo, Brazil), before Tom Sizeland and William Marrafao defeated Taduez Poplawski (Asheville, N.C.) and Hang Lak Choi (Newton, N.C.), 8-1. James Corfield and Martin Moncayo gave the Cobras a 3-0 advantage with an 8-0 win against Jesse Artrip (Cleveland, Va.) and Adam Chivers (Wilbraham, Mass.).

Staab kicked off singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Araujo, while Sizeland defeated Poplawski, 6-2, 6-1 in the second flight to clinch the team victory for the Cobras. Handy notched a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Pinel in the third flight, as Marrafao posted a 6-2, 6-0 win over Choi at No. 4 singles. Corfield and Moncayo each recorded 6-0, 6-0 victories over Artrip and Chivers, respectively, in the final two flights.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Tuesday, March 5 when the Bobcats travel to Harrogate, Tenn. to take on Lincoln Memorial University in non-conference play at 2 p.m.

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