CRUSADERS DOWNED BY COKER
Monday, April 1, 2013

Hartsville, S.C.—The North Greenville men’s tennis team continued its 2013 struggles on March 29th, as the Crusaders fell to conference leading Coker College 0-8 in league play. The Cobras are now 9-0 on the season in conference matches while NGU fell to 0-7 in league play.

The Crusaders hung closely with the league best Cobras, as Hugo Ciarrocchi and Juan Vargas were edged out 8-5 in their doubles showdown. Guilherme Ferreira and Sergio Araújo were also edged in their doubles match 9-7 while James Klempin and John Melson dropped an 8-2 decision.

It didn’t get any better for the Crusaders in singles play as the Cobras continued their strong play. Coker took every match in straight sets, including three 6-0/6-0 shutouts.  Ciarrocchi and Arayo lost 6-3/6-1 and 6-3/6-0 while Kelmpin dropped a 6-1/6-0 decision.

The Crusaders fell to 1-11 overall on the season with the loss to Coker. North Greenville will host Benedict College at 2pm on April 2nd and Greer Tennis Center.