Mobile, Ala. - The College of Coastal Georgia men's tennis team breezed to a 5-2 victory Thursday over Martin Methodist in the opening round of the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament at the Mobile Tennis Center.
The win was the 12th in a row for the No. 14 Mariners who are now 13-5 for the season. Coastal Georgia entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed while Martin Methodist was the sixth seed.
The Mariners won two of three doubles matches for a 2-1 advantage going to singles where they won three of the four matches that finished to reach the five necessary points for the victory.
Coastal Georgia will play second-seeded Mobile Friday at noon in the semifinals. Mobile won 9-0 over Bethel on Thursday.
This will be the fifth straight appearance for the Mariners in the tournament semifinals. They have never reached the finals.
The Martin Methodist results are below:
Coastal Georgia def. Martin Methodist 5-2
1. Quesada/Galleguillo (MMC) def. Naka/Burton (CGA) 8-1
2. Farina/Chiaradia (CGA) def. Gonzione/Costa (MMC) 9-8 (7-0)
3. Banks/Dolan (CGA) def. Prada/Clanton (CGA) 8-1