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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men’s tennis dominated the Presbyterian Blue Hose Sunday morning at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center, easily winning 7-0. With the win, UNCG improves to 1-1 on the season, while the loss drops Presbyterian to 0-4. The Spartans swept doubles action to earn the initial point before sweeping all six singles matches.

UNCG got the scoring going with a clean sweep of the doubles competition. Marcus Vidgren (Stockholm, Sweden/Stockholm Idrotts Gymnasium) and Jack Burkill (London, Great Britain/Millfield School) handled No. 2 doubles, defeating Daniel Stenger and Jaime Castillo-Lopez, 6-1. Logan Walker (Stuart, Fla./Morningside Academy) teamed with freshman Nico Grewe (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield) to defeat Luis Conde and Alejandro Bejar, 6-4 to clinch the doubles point. Connor Thompson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) and Ian Melnik (Lawrenceville, Ga./Rivers Academy) teamed up to defeat Alex Lykou and Brandon Mills, 6-3 at No. 1 to finish up the doubles sweep.

Singles action featured the same fate for the Blue Hose. Burkill was the first to finish his match with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Conde at No. 6. Melnik followed with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Stenger at No. 5 before Vidgren took care of Bejar, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2. Thompson defeated Lykou in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 with Daniel Hammarstedt (Stockholm, Sweden/Stockholm Ava Gymnasium) outlasting Castillo-Lopez in the most competitive match of the afternoon, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (8) at No. 4. Palmer improved his singles record to 2-0 on the season after knocking off Mills in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

Singles competition

  1. Connor Thompson (UNCG) def. LYKOU, Alexander (PC) 6-4, 6-4
  2. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG) def. BEJAR, Alejandro (PC) 6-3, 6-1
  3. Ollie Palmer (UNCG) def. MILLS, Brandon (PC) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
  4. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG) def. CASTILLO-LOPEZ, J. (PC) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (8)
  5. Ian Melnik (UNCG) def. STENGER, Daniel (PC) 6-3, 6-2
  6. Jack Burkill (UNCG) def. CONDE, Luis (PC) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition

  1. Connor Thompson/Ian Melnik (UNCG) def. LYKOU, Alexander/MILLS, Brandon (PC) 6-3
  2. Marcus Vidgren/Jack Burkill (UNCG) def. STENGER, Daniel/CASTILLO-LOPEZ, J. (PC) 6-1
  3. Logan Walker/Nico Grewe (UNCG) def. CONDE, Luis/BEJAR, Alejandro (PC) 6-4

Match Notes:

Presbyterian 0-4

UNCG Men's Tennis 1-1

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

The Spartans are back in action Friday, Feb. 9th as they host the Campbell Camels at 2:00 p.m.