DAVIDSON, N.C. —The College of Charleston men’s tennis team defeated Davidson, 5-2, in its regular-season finale to three-peat as Southern Conference regular-season champions on Sunday.
The Cougars (15-4, 9-1) locked up the No. 1 tournament seed in the SoCon championships on April 19-22 to be held at The Citadel and CofC.
Men’s golf Senior Stephen Jaeger, who was the 2010 and 2011 Southern Conference men’s golfer of the year, led defending champ Georgia Southern to a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the SoCon men’s tournament at Daniel Island Club’s Ralston Creek course.
The Eagles are at 2-over-par 290, one shot ahead of second-place Wofford. The College of Charleston is tied with Furman for fifth at 295. The Cougars were led by senior Henry Smart of England, who is tied for second at 2-under 70.
The tournament continues through Tuesday.
TEAM STANDINGS: Georgia Southern, 290; Wofford, 291; Samford, 293; Chattanooga, 294; College of Charleston, 295; Furman, 295; Elon, 297; Appalachian State, 300; Davidson, 305; Western Carolina, 306; UNC Greensboro, 308.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga, 66; Henry Smart, College of Charleston, 70; Darren Cook Appalachian State, 70; Lewis Gruber, Georgia Southern, 71; Jack Adkins, Elon; Drew Aimone, Samford, 72; Brannon Hudson, Wofford, 72; Bill Nabors, Samford, 72; Tanner Norton, Elon, 72; Austin Reeves, Furman, 72; Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern.
Women’s golf UNC Greensboro posted an 18-over-par 306 to take the first-round lead in the Southern Conference tournament at Moss Creek Plantation’s North Course in Hilton Head.
Greensboro leads second-place Elon by four shots. Furman is third at 311, while Charleston is fourth at 314.
Three players are tied for the individual lead at 2-over-par 74 — Furman’s Alexa Rancourt, Greensboro’s Begonia Sarabia and Elon’s Martyna Mierzwa.
Senior Leigh Whittaker of the College of Charleston is tied for fourth with an opening 75. Former Porter-Gaud standout Elizabeth Thompson opened with a 78 for Wofford and is tied for ninth.
TEAM STANDINGS: UNC Greensboro, 306; Elon, 310; Furman, 311; College of Charleston 314; Western Carolina, 315; Samford, 317; Chattanooga, 317; Wofford, 319; Appalachian State, 329; The Citadel, 351.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Martyna Mierzwa, Elon, 74; Alexa Rancourt, Furman, 74; Begonia Sarabia, UNC Greensboro, 7; Fanny Cnops, UNC Greensboro, 75; Lauren Lebak, Elon, 75; Leigh Whittaker, College of Charleston, 75; Jordan Britt, Chattanooga, 77; Maria Juliana Loza, Chattanooga, 77; Sarah Butts, Samford, 78; Anne Marie Covar, Wofford, 78; Ana Lucia Martinez, 78; Blaire Minter, Western Carolina, 78; Daffodil Sanchez, Furman, 78; Lauren Smith, Appalachian State, 78; Elizabeth Thompson, Wofford, 78.
Softball The College of Charleston suffered a 4-3 loss to first-place Georgia Southern in a back-and-forth Southern Conference series finale in Statesboro, Ga.
Former Hanahan High standout Ashton Jarrett led the Cougars with two hits.
The Cougars next play a doubleheader on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Charleston Southern.
Sand volleyball The College of Charleston concluded its regular season with a third-place finish at the Fiesta on Siesta tournament in Siesta Key, Fla.
The Cougars also placed second among the seven schools that currently sponsor sand volleyball as an NCAA sport.
The Cougars’ top pair of Elyse Chubb and Lizzie Theesfeld placed fifth out of 55 teams. Sailing
The 7th-ranked College of Charleston women’s team placed among the top 10 at the Emily Wick Trophy regatta.