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S. C. Men's Collegiate Championships September 29 - October 1, 2017 (...Continued Article)

The Championship Singles and Championship Doubles determined the state champions. The results of the championship matches in each flight were:

S. C. Men's Singles Collegiate Champion:  Luiz Faria (Coastal Carolina) defeated Wood Benton (Coastal Carolina) 6-3, 6-3.

Championship Singles

Russell Singles Champion:  Zak Talic (Coastal Carolina) defeated Chesco Cori (Coastal Carolina) 6-3, 7-5. Russell Singles
Kriese Singles Champion:  Gabriel Couto (Lander) defeated Josh Ryan (Winthrop) 7-5, 6-3. Kriese Singles
Cabri Singles Champion:  Edgar Diaz (S. C. State) defeated Peter Coombs (Wofford) 6-4, 6-4. Cabri Singles
Scarpa Singles Champion:  Cyprian Owczarz (S. C. State) defeated John Crawford (Wofford) 6-3, 6-4. Scarpa Singles
McKinney Singles Round Robin:  Winner Diego Losada (Wofford). McKinney Singles
S.C. Men's Collegiate Doubles Champions:  Quiroz/Teixeira (Winthrop) defeated Benton/Brown (USC) 8-4. Championship Doubles
Demars Doubles Champion:  Pistorious/Steryous (Furman) defeated Yanchenko/Diaz (S. C. State) 8-4. Demars Doubles
Varn Doubles Champion:  Faria/Cohen (Coastal Carolina) defeated Losada/Villar (Wofford) 8-7. Varn Doubles
Jim Russell Memorial Sportsmanship AwardThe Jim Russell Memorial Sportsmanship Award was presented to John Crawford of Wofford.

SC Men's Singles Collegiant ChampionOver 250 matches were played during the 3-day event at the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and Belton-Honea Path High School. Coastal Carolina players claimed the top 2 singles titles while Winthrop won the championship doubles title. South Carolina State won 2 singles titles, Lander 1 and Wofford 1 while Furman and Coastal Carolina each won 1 doubles title.

Tournament Director Rex Maynard said: "We had a perfect weekend for tennis and played a lot of matches. There was some great tennis throughout, and most of the matches were competitive. These college players compete in the fall to gain match experience, and this tournament provided each player with 4 singles matches and 4 doubles matches. We appreciate the support of all 14 teams and their coaches and players as well as our officials and volunteers. AnMed Health is our title sponsor. Their support along with that of Chick-fil-A of Anderson allows us to provide a real quality event for the players and coaches. These sponsors mean a lot to Belton Tennis, and we appreciate all they do."



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