Winthrop tennis player assaults teammate, police say

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — A Winthrop University tennis player is accused of assaulting a teammate.

Winthrop police say they charged 21-year-old Luka Stanic with assault and battery after he beat another tennis player, knocking him unconscious on March 28.

Police say Stanic gave Rich Meade and another player a ride to a parking lot on the Winthrop campus to catch a bus. Police say Meade and Stanic argued, and Stanic punched Meade several times in the face, knocking him to the ground.

Another player took Meade to the hospital. Stanic turned himself in to authorities.

Police say Stanic is from Boca Raton, Fla., and has an overall 4-14 record this season. A Winthrop spokesman says Stanic is not playing with the team now, but the coach hasn’t said if he will be suspended.

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