Cougars sailors triumph

The College of Charleston coed sailing team claimed a 32-point victory over Eckerd College to win the SAISA Open N/S No. 1 regatta held over the weekend at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex.

The Cougars fielded two divisional squads and placed first (94 points) and third (163 points) respectively, while Eckerd was second with 126 points. South Florida (187 points) and Clemson (232 points) rounded out the top 5 in the 18-team in-conference regatta field.

Freshman skipper Declan Whitmyer led the way for the Cougars, winning A-Division in his first college regatta by a margin of 21 points over second-place USF with senior crew Roy Shaw. Whitmyer and Shaw made top five finishes in 17 of 18 races.

In B-Division, C of C had two rotations place first and third to contribute to the overall team finish. Freshman skipper Jack Cusick sailed with freshman crew Kayla Adelman and sophomore crew Kyle Sutter for a five-point margin of victory over second-place Eckerd.

Sophomore skipper Sarah Mackey teamed with sophomore crew Charlotte Saxe for a third-place finish in B-Division with 68 points.

Up next, the Cougars will sail in three regattas on Sept. 21-22 at North Points No. 2 in Knoxville, Tenn., the Nevins Trophy in Kings Point, N.Y., and the Hatch Brown in Boston.

The College of Charleston men’s tennis team captured the doubles championship at the prestigious Southern Intercollegiate in Athens, Ga.

Riding the play of freshman Rodrigo Encinas and sophomore Josh Record, the duo won five matches in five days against top-notch competition, eventually disposing of Juan Pablo Boada and Yuta Hirowaka from Winthrop, 8-4 in the final at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex — home of the 2014 NCAA tennis championships.