Radford, VA - From Coastal Carolina University:
RADFORD, VA – No. 3 Coastal Carolina University men's tennis team fell to No. 2 Winthrop, 4-3, in the semifinals of the 2010 Big South Men's Tennis Championships on Friday evening at the RU Tennis Courts/Burrows Burelson Tennis Center.
With the match tied 3-3, Winthrop's Nadav Ruppin edged Dimitry Vlaskin in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, to clinch a spot in tomorrow's Championship rematch.
Due to rain, the decisive singles contest was delayed for 1 hour and 20 minutes before being completed at Virginia Tech's indoor facility.
The second singles match was 5-2 (15-15) in the third set when play was halted.
After the Chanticleers' top duo of Matt Gordon and Peter Billingham recorded an impressive 8-2 decision in the doubles competition, Winthrop responded with tiebreaker wins from Liran Levy and Dejon Bivens, 9-8 (5), and Nadav Ruppin and Guy Kubi, 9-8 (1), at positions three and two, respectively.