JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – UNCG men’s tennis opened up Southern Conference play Saturday morning at ETSU. The Spartans dropped the SoCon opener, 6-1 and fall to 4-3 on the season. ETSU improves to 5-4 on the year.
ETSU earned a sweep of the three doubles competitions to earn the first point of the match. Connor Thomson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) and Ian Melnik (Lawrenceville, Ga./Rivers Academy) fell at No. 1 with Jack Burkill (London, Great Britain/Millfield School) and Marcus Vidgren (Stockholm, Sweden/Stockholm Idrotts Gymnasium) falling at No. 2 at equal scores of 6-2. Logan Walker (Stuart, Fla./Morningside Academy) and Nico Grewe (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield) suffered a 6-3 loss at No. 3.
Thompson earned UNCG’s lone victory in the match, defeating Robert Herrera, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1.
- Connor Thompson (UNCG) def. #121 Robert Herrera (ETSU) 6-4, 6-1
- Juan Lugo (ETSU) def. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG) 7-5, 6-4
- Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSU) def. Ollie Palmer (UNCG) 6-3, 6-3
- Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG) 6-2, 6-1
- David Gonzalez (ETSU) def. Ian Melnik (UNCG) 6-0, 6-1
- Miguel Este (ETSU) def. Jack Burkill (UNCG) 7-5, 6-3
- Juan Lugo/Tasei Miyamoto (ETSU) def. Connor Thompson/Ian Melnik (UNCG) 6-3
- Sergi Fontcuberta/Robert Herrera (ETSU) def. Marcus Vidgren/Jack Burkill (UNCG) 6-2
- Miguel Este/Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Logan Walker/Nico Grewe (UNCG) 6-2
UNCG Men's Tennis 4-3, 0-1 SoCon
ETSU Men's Tennis 5-4, 1-0 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,5,1,3,6,2)
UNCG men’s tennis is back in action Monday, March 12th as it hosts the Samford Bulldogs at 1 p.m. at the UNCG Tennis Courts.