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Men’s Tennis Falls at Mercer in SoCon Action

UNCGSpartans.com 03-26-2017

MACON, Ga. – UNCG men’s tennis dropped a 4-3 decision to the Mercer Bears in SoCon play Sunday afternoon.  Connor Thompson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) notched wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.  Mercer took four of the six singles matches to earn the victory.  UNCG falls to 5-7 with the loss, and 1-2 in the Southern Conference.  Mercer improves to 18-3, and 3-1 in conference play.

Thompson teamed with William Albright (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) to defeat Sam Philp and Olivier Stuart, 6-4.  Marcus Vidgren (Stockholm, Sweden/Stockhom) and Jack Burkill (London, Great Britain/Millfield School) partnered to defeat Fernando Guardia and Nicolas Guillon, 6-4 at No. 2 to earn the point.

In singles action, Thompson improves his record to 9-2, with all matches being played at No. 1.  Thompson defeated Guillon in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Daniel Hammarstedt (Stockholm, Sweden/Ava Gymnasium) notched a two-set victory over Ruben Vanoppen, 6-4, 6-4.  Warren Bryan (Greensboro, N.C./Longwood) had a tough match at No. 4 singles, but fell in three sets to Guardia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Singles competition

1. Connor Thompson (UNCG-M) def. Nicolas Guillon (MER) 6-3, 6-3

2. Sam Philp (MER) def. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG-M) 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)

3. Olivier Stuart (MER) def. William Albright (UNCG-M) 6-3, 6-2

4. Fernando Guardia (MER) def. Warren Bryan (UNCG-M) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

5. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG-M) def. Ruben Vanoppen (MER) 6-4, 6-4

6. E. Tsiranidis (MER) def. Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Connor Thompson/William Albright (UNCG-M) def. Sam Philp/Olivier Stuart (MER) 6-4

2. Marcus Vidgren/Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) def. Fernando Guardia/Nicolas Guillon (MER) 6-4

3. Ruben Vanoppen/E. Tsiranidis (MER) def. Warren Bryan/Logan Walker (UNCG-M) 6-3

Match Notes:

UNCG 5-7, 1-2 SoCon

Mercer 18-3, 3-1 SoCon

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,1,5,6,2,4)

UNCG men’s tennis is back in action Tuesday, March 28th as it hosts The Citadel at 2:00 p.m. at the UNCG Tennis Courts.

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