MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – Kyle Parker made a second-set comeback, winning five-consecutive games with two service breaks to lead College of Charleston to a 5-2 victory against Elon on Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars (7-2) are off to a 2-0 start in Southern Conference play, while the Phoenix (6-8, 3-1) dropped their first league game of the season.
Parker was one of three College of Charleston players to win his first set in singles. He rebounded from a 5-2 second-set deficit to defeat Elon’s Eric Turner on serve, 6-3, 7-5 at No. 3 singles.
Alon Faiman lost three games in a straight-set victory against Christopher Geaslen, 6-3, 6-0 at No. 6, while Brice Allanic lost only two games in the second set to Carlos Arboleda, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4.
The Cougars swept the doubles point for only the fourth time in 2012 behind Tom Delme and Faiman, 8-3 at the No. 2 line followed by a pair of 8-4 wins by Allanic and Crescente at No. 3 and Parker and Mickael Trintignac at No. 1.
Lesser also contributed to the final team score winning a hard-fought three-set match against Jordan Kaufman, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.