Pirates Knock Down Spiders 4-3
March 29, 2007
RICHMOND, Va. - East Carolina's top-seeded doubles tandem of Aleksey Kochetov and Stephen Whitwell captured an 8-6 win to clinch a pivotal doubles point and lift the Pirates to a 4-3 non-conference victory over Richmond Thursday afternoon at the Westhampton Tennis Complex.
The triumph snapped ECU's two-match losing skid and improved the Pirates' overall spring ledger to 7-10. The Spiders, who played their final home match of the season, fell to 7-15 with the loss.
The Pirates and Spiders split six singles events as ECU captured the third, fourth and sixth-flight matchups. After Whitwell and Bryan Oakley tallied straight-set 6-1, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-1 wins over Louis and Sommer at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, Walters secured the Pirates' team victory by bouncing back from a first-set defeat to rally past William Minter 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
East Carolina will return to the ECU Tennis Complex to open a four-match homestand beginning Saturday when it faces off against Campbell in match scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.
EAST CAROLINA 4, RICHMOND 3