Jack Burkill earned a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kyle Barr at N. 6 singles and paired with Marcus Vidgren to earn a victory at No. 2 doubles
Jack Burkill earned a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kyle Barr at N. 6 singles and paired with Marcus Vidgren to earn a victory at No. 2 doubles
Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Tim Cowie

Men's Tennis Defeats Wofford; Earns Four Seed in SoCon Tournament

UNCGSpartans.com 04-15-2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men’s tennis earned a 5-2 victory over the Wofford Terriers Saturday afternoon.  With the win, UNCG improves to 9-12 overall and 3-4 in the Southern Conference.  With the win, the Spartans earned the No. 4 seed in the upcoming SoCon Tournament. 

The Spartans dropped the doubles point to get the scoring started.  Marcus Vidgren (Stockholm, Sweden/Stockholm Idrotts Gymnasium) and Jack Burkill (London, Great Britain/Millfield School) earned a victory at No. 2 to prevent the sweep. The pair defeated Patrick Longest and Andrew Graham, 7-6 (7-4). 

UNCG took five of the six singles matches to earn the victory.  Warren Bryan (Greensboro, N.C./Longwood) got the scoring started with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Jack Thomas at No. 4.  Vidgren and William Albright (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) took No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.  Vidgren defeated Lucas Cerbelli, 7-5, 6-4 and Albright knocked off Parks Schoen, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.  Connor Thompson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) continues to produce at No. 1, defeating Haris Poric, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5).  Burkill finished the scoring, defeating Kyle Barr, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.  Daniel Hammarstedt (Stockholm, Sweden/Ava Gymnasium) suffered a tough defeat at No. 5 singles, falling to Julian Chousa, 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 7-5. 

Singles competition

1. Connor Thompson (UNCG-M) def. Haris Poric (WOF) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)

2. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG-M) def. Lucas Cerbelli (WOF) 7-5, 6-3

3. William Albright (UNCG-M) def. Parks Schoen (WOF) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

4. Warren Bryan (UNCG-M) def. Jack Thomas (WOF) 6-3, 7-5

5. Julian Chousa (WOF) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG-M) 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 7-5

6. Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) def. Kyle Barr (WOF) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Haris Poric/Julian Chousa (WOF) def. Connor Thompson/William Albright (UNCG-M) 7-5

2. Marcus Vidgren/Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) def. Patrick Longest/Andrew Graham (WOF) 7-6 (7-4)

3. Lucas Cerbelli/Jack Thomas (WOF) def. Warren Bryan/Logan Walker (UNCG-M) 7-6 (7-3)

Match Notes:

Wofford 13-9, 3-4 SoCon

UNCG 9-12, 3-4 SoCon

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

The Spartans are back in action Monday evening as they host the Elon Phoenix at 5:00 p.m. at the UNCG Tennis Courts.

-UNCG-

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