ELON, N.C. – The Elon University men’s tennis team returned to the win column on Tuesday, March 30 when it defeated Coastal Carolina, 5-2.
“It was an amazing effort from everyone on the team to beat a great Coastal Carolina team,” said head coach Michael Leonard.
-Jacob Bicknell and Luke Queiroz clinched the doubles point for Elon in the No. 3 spot with a 6-3 victory over Francesco Cori and Guilherme Toresan.
-In No. 2 doubles, Kyle Frankel and Nicholas Condos defeated Bastien Huon and Daiki Tanabe, 6-2.
-Akram El Sallaly clinched the match for the Phoenix with a 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) victory over Pyry Hyrkkonen in No. 2 singles.
-Frankel, who is currently ranked #125 in the Oracle ITA Singles rankings, delivered a 6-4, 6-2 victory against #109 Bastien Huon in the No. 1 spot.
-In No.4 singles, Chung-Han Tsai posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Giraldo.
-With the win, Elon improves to 11-3 on the season.
The Phoenix will travel to face off against Charlotte on Friday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m.
1. Chung-Han Tsai / Akram El Sallaly (ELON) vs. Pyry Hyrkkonen / Diego Giraldo (CCU) 5-4, unfinished
2. Kyle Frankel / Nicholas Condos (ELON) def. Bastien Huon / Daiki Tanabe (CCU) 6-2
3. Jacob Bicknell / Luke Queiroz (ELON) def. Francesco Cori / Guilherme Toresan (CCU) 6-3
1. Kyle Frankel (ELON) def. Bastien Huon (CCU) 6-4, 6-2
2. Akram El Sallaly (ELON) def. Pyry Hyrkkonen (CCU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
3. Nicholas Condos (ELON) def. Guilherme Toresan (CCU) 4-6, 7-5, 10-5
4. Chung-Han Tsai (ELON) def. Diego Giraldo (CCU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Daiki Tanabe (CCU) def. Jacob Bicknell (ELON) 6-3, 6-4
6. Neil O’Connor (CCU) def. Maxwell Zucker (ELON) 6-3, 6-3
Order of Finish: Doubles: (2, 3); Singles: (6, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3)