The College of Charleston mens tennis team downs rival Citadel, 6-1
The College of Charleston menís tennis team continued its dominance through its Southern Conference regular season slate by taking down The Citadel, 6-1, in a crosstown rivalry match Tuesday afternoon at the Earle Tennis Center.
The Cougars (14-3, 8-0) have won seven straight with two matches remaining to play to secure a No. 1 seed in the SoCon Tennis Championships to be held April 19-22 at the schoolís home facilities in Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
The Bulldogs (5-16, 0-9) didnít go down without a fight. Two of the three doubles matches went into an extra game.
CHARLESTON 6, CITADEL 1
SINGLES:David Orces (Citadel) def. Mickael Trintignac, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (7); Tom Delme (CofC) def. Josh Cook, 6-1, 6-3; Kyle Parker (CofC) def. James Atkinson, 6-3, 6-3; Crescente Lesser (CofC) def. Dillon Berkabile, 6-1, 6-4; Alon Faiman (CofC) def. Peter Bleach, 6-3, 6-4; Brice Allanic (CofC) def. Elliott Sperr, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (6).
DOUBLES:Trintignac-Parker (CofC) def. Orces-Atkinson, 9-8; Berkabile-Bleach (Citadel) def. Delme-Billy Kenny, 8-5; Lesser-Faiman (CofC) def. Sperr-Alex Howle, 9-7.
Freshman Hope Klicker threw her first career perfect game in the second game of a doubleheader sweep by the College of Charleston (27-13) over S.C. State in Orangeburg.
Klicker struck out 16 en route to the Cougarsí 6-0 victory.
Stephanie Saylors pitched a complete game in the first game, striking out 10 in a 9-0 win over the Bulldogs.
Kelsey Hodgson hit a grand slam in the early game, capping a nine-run fifth inning for Charleston, which has won 11 straight.
Melissa Adams went 2for2 with an RBI triple, and Jennifer Giles came out of the bullpen to lock down her first career save as Charleston Southern edged Coastal Carolina, 4-3, at Buccaneer Field.
Adamsí triple produced a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth, and CSU (23-18, 8-4) stretched the advantage to 4-1 a batter later on an RBI single by Kristin Kelleher.
Setting both program and tournament records with its three-round score, the CSU men won theCoca-Cola Invite in Spartanburg by 10 strokes.
The Bucsí final score of 841set a tournament record, breaking ETSUís mark of 847 in 2010. The Bucsí 23-under par finish was also a tournament and program record.
Second-round adjustments resulted in improvements for the CSU womenís golf team, which shaved 12 strokes off of its score to move into seventh place at the Big South Womenís Golf Championship after two rounds of play in Ninety-Six.
The Bucs shot 321-309-630 and are five strokes behind sixth-place Presbyterian. Top-seeded Campbell leads after shooting a 594.
Charleston midfielder Jose Cuevas was named USL Pro Divisionís player of the week after he scored a pair of goals to lead the Battery to a 2-1 victory against the Richmond Kickers in the season opener for both teams.
College of Charlestonís Antwaine Wiggins was named to the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Defensive All-America Team.
Wiggins, a 6-7 forward, finished his playing career with 127 career steals and 122 career blocked shots. He also left his mark as the fourth all-time leading rebounder (702) and seventh all-time leading scorer (1,306 points) in the Cougarsí history as a Division I school.
CSU left-handed pitcher Zach Hagamanearned the Big South pitcher of the week honors for his efforts last week.
The sophomore went 3-0 last week in his three relief appearances. Hagaman picked up the win in CSUís 5-2 victory over The Citadel before also earning the win in the first two games of the Bucsí Big South series vs. Asheville. He did not give up a hit in his final two appearances against Asheville.