Vidgren Comes From Behind to Secure Victory over Coastal Carolina
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Marcus Vidgren (Stockholm, Sweden/Stockholm Idrotts Gymnasium) earned a come from behind victory at No. 5 singles to help UNCG men’s tennis secure a 4-3 victory over the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Spartans improve to 3-2 on the season, while Coastal Carolina falls to 4-4.
UNCG took the doubles portion to start the competition. The pair of Connor Thompson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) and Vidgren defeated Sebastian Schneider and Zak Talic, 7-5. Warren Bryan (Greensboro, N.C./Longwood) and Logan Walker (Stuart, Fla./Morningside Academy) defeated Luiz Faria and Francesco Gamero, 6-3 to take the point.
The singles portion began with UNCG and Coastal Carolina splitting the No. 4 and No. 5 matches. Talic defeated Daniel Hammarstedt (Stockholm, Sweden/Ava Gymnasium), 6-3, 6-4 and Thompson took care of business at No. 1, defeating Vuk Velickovic, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Schneider knocked off Albright at No. 3 doubles, setting the table for Vidgren. After dropping the first set 6-7 (2), he took down Faria 7-5, and 6-1 to earn UNCG the victory.
1. Connor Thompson (UNCG-M) def. Velickovic, Vuk (COASTAL) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
2. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG-M) def. Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) 6-7 (2-0), 7-5, 6-1
3. Schneider, Sebastian (COASTAL) def. William Albright (UNCG-M) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Migliano, Francesco (COASTAL) def. Warren Bryan (UNCG-M) 7-5, 6-1
5. Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) def. Ortega, Jose (COASTAL) 6-4, 6-2
6. Talic, Zak (COASTAL) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG-M) 6-3, 6-4
Coastal Carolina 4-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,5,6,1,3,2)
Men’s tennis is back in action Sunday as it heads to Boiling Springs, N.C. for a match with Gardner-Webb at 1:00 p.m.