William Albright earned wins at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles as UNCG closed out the weekend with a 5-2 victory over Radford
William Albright earned wins at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles as UNCG closed out the weekend with a 5-2 victory over Radford
Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Tim Cowie

Men's Tennis Closes Weekend with Victory over Radford

UNCGSpartans.com 04-02-2017

RADFORD, Va. – UNCG men’s tennis, competing in its third match in three days, earned a 5-2 victory over the Radford Highlanders Sunday afternoon at the Radford Tennis Complex.  The Spartans dropped the first two matches this weekend before defeating the Highlanders.  UNCG improves to 7-9 this season, while Radford falls to 2-13. 

UNCG swept the doubles competition, taking the first point.  Warren Bryan (Greensboro, N.C./Longwood) and Logan Walker (Stuart, Fla./Morningside Academy) took the first match, defeating Janken Thoen and Samuel Taylor, 6-1.  Marcus Vidgren (Stockholm, Sweden/Stockholm Idrotts Gymnasium) and Jack Burkill (London, Great Britain/Millfield School) defeated Alexandros Caldwell and Robin Calais, 6-1 at No. 2.  At No. 1, Connor Thompson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) and William Albright (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) earned their third victory of the weekend, completing the sweep by defeating Rodrigo Magalhaes and Matko Varga, 6-3.

Thompson finished his weekend a perfect 6-0, taking down Caldwell in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-1.  Albright defeated Taylor, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 for UNCG’s third point.  The Spartans solidified the victory as Ian Melnik (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) defeated Varga, 6-0, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0.  Burkill added to the scoring, defeating Thoen, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at No. 5. 

Singles competition

1. Connor Thompson (UNCG-M) def. CALDWELL, Alexandros (RAD) 6-2, 6-1

2. MAGALHAES, Rodrigo (RAD) def. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG-M) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

3. William Albright (UNCG-M) def. TAYLOR, Samuel (RAD) 6-3, 6-3

4. CALAIS, Robin (RAD) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG-M) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

5. Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) def. THOEN, Janken (RAD) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

6. Ian Melnik (UNCG-M) def. VARGA, Matko (RAD) 6-0, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Connor Thompson/William Albright (UNCG-M) def. MAGALHAES, Rodrigo/VARGA, Matko (RAD) 6-3

2. Marcus Vidgren/Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) def. CALDWELL, Alexandros/CALAIS, Robin (RAD) 6-1

3. Warren Bryan/Logan Walker (UNCG-M) def. THOEN, Janken/TAYLOR, Samuel (RAD) 6-1

Match Notes:

UNCG 7-9

Radford 2-13

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

UNCG men’s tennis is back in action Wednesday, April 5th as it hosts Elon at 6:00 p.m. at the UNCG Tennis Courts.




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