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College of Charleston Downs Furman In SoCon Championship Semifinals

College of Charleston Downs Furman In SoCon Championship Semifinals

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. –- The College of Charleston downed Furman, 4-0, Saturday morning in the semifinals of the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Championships at the College of Charleston Tennis Center in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

The teams split the first two doubles matches, as Cougars Alon Faiman and Stephen Hardy beat freshmen Jacob Behal and Luke Synn, 8-1, in the third-seeded match.  Furman sophomores Alex Christ and Joel Cook evened the score with an 8-3 win over Mickael Trintignac and Kyle Parker in the top contest.  With the team doubles point at stake, CofC's Tom Delme and Billy Kenny held off Andrew Mellow and Tyler Droll 8-3 at number two doubles to give the Cougars the early 1-0 lead in the match.

In singles action, Parker downed Cook at number three by a 6-1, 6-2 score, while Crescente Lesser topped Behal, 6-0, 6-2, at in the fourth-seeded match to give the College of Charleston a 3-0 advantage.  Delme then pulled off a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Christ at number two singles to send the Cougars to Saturday's title match.

Furman concludes the 2012 season with a 9-15-1 overall mark.  College of Charleston (17-4) will face the winner of Saturday's match between Samford and Appalachian State on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the championship match.

College of Charleston 4, Furman 0
Apr 21, 2012 at Charleston, S.C. (CofC Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Mickael Trintignac (COFC) vs. Andrew Mellow (FUR) 5-6, unfinished

2. Tom Delme (COFC) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 6-2, 6-4

3. Kyle Parker (COFC) def. Joel Cook (FUR) 6-1, 6-2

4. Crescente Lesser (COFC) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 6-0, 6-2

5. Alon Faimon (COFC) vs. Robbie Aru (FUR) 6-4, 2-2, unfinished

6. Billy Kenny (COFC) vs. Tyler Droll (FUR) 7-6, 2-1, unfinished


Doubles competition

1. Alex Christ/Joel Cook (FUR) def. Mickael Trintignac/Kyle Parker (COFC) 8-3

2. Tom Delme/Billy Kenny (COFC) def. Tyler Droll/Andrew Mellow (FUR) 8-3

3. Stephen Hardy/Alon Faimon (COFC) def. Luke Synn/Jacob Behal (FUR) 8-1


Match Notes

Furman 9-15-1

College of Charleston 17-4

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,4,2)