Tornado wins 5-4 at Coker, Lady Tornado drops 6-3 decision

HARTSVILLE, S.C. - King College posted a 5-4 win in men's tennis action at Coker (S.C.) College Thursday while the Lady Tornado suffered a 6-3 setback.

The Tornado's record improved to 13-6 behind a four-match winning streak in matches played in the last six days. The Lady Tornado went to 11-8 as a three-match winning streak came to an end.

King jumped in front thanks to a pair of doubles' wins at No.1 and No. 2. In singles' Jose Avila (Cuernavaca, Mexico) posted a 7-5, 6-0 win while teammate Pablo Vidal (Madrid, Spain) won 6-2 and 6-2 after losing the first set 7-5. The final King point came when No. 5 Eiki Magnusson (Reykjavick, Iceland) posted a 6-3 and 6-0 decision.

On the women's side Karissa King (Rockwood, Tenn.) and Sarah Anderson (Bristol, Tenn.) posted King's lone doubles' win 8-5. The other two doubles' contests had similar 8-5 scores.

Anderson made it a perfect day thanks to her 6-1 and 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.

Brittany Freund (Bluefield, W.Va.) posted a straight set win of 6-4 and 6-4 at No. 5.

The Tornado won a 5-4 contest for the first time this season in the second such contest.

King returns to close out the home portion of the schedule with a Monday match against Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.). This will be the third meeting of the season for King and Lenoir-Rhyne. The first was on Sept. 25 at Mars Hill, N.C., with the women winning 5-0 before a 6-3 decision in Hickory on Oct. 1 which closed out the fall season. The Tornado won 5-1 in both contests from the fall.

Women's Tennis - Coker 6, King 3

#1 Blanchard/Medley (CC) def. Brioschi/Stoltz (KC) 8-5; #2 King/Anderson (KC) def. Yando/Baxley (CC) 8-5; #3 Berna/Sigmon (CC) def. Freund/Sherod (KC) 8-5

#1 A. Blanchard (CC) def. V. Brioschi (KC) 6-3, 6-4; #2 C. Berna (CC) def. K. King (KC) 6-3, 6-2; #3 S. Medley (CC) def. N. Stoltz (KC) 6-1, 6-4; #4 S. Anderson (KC) def. B. Yando (CC) 6-1, 6-0; #5 B. Freund (KC) def. K. Sigmon (CC) 6-4, 6-4; #6 F. Baxley (CC) def. E. Sherrod (KC) 6-1, 6-4

Men's Tennis - King 5, Coker 4

#1 Avila/Vidal (KC) def. Corfield/Aylon (CC) 9-7; #2 Hale/Jones (KC) def. Lima/Lamberigts (CC) 8-2; #3 Estruga/Vallejo (CC) def. Magnusson/Smith (KC) 8-1

#1 R. Avila (KC) def. L. Lima (CC) 7-5, 6-0; #2 P. Vidal (KC) def. J. Corfield (CC) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2; #3 M. Estruga (CC) def. S. Hale (KC) 6-0, 6-0; #4 G. Aylon (CC) def. P. Jones (KC) 6-3, 6-4; #5 E. Magnusson (KC) def. T. Lamberigts (CC) 6-3, 6-0; #6 R. Perez (CC) def. N. Smith (KC) 6-2, 6-0