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WILMINGTON, N.C. – UNCG competed against the host UNCW Seahawks in the final match of the Battle at the Beach Sunday afternoon. The Spartans dropped the finale 4-1, with Connor Thompson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) picking up UNCG’s point at No. 1. UNCG falls to 6-5, while UNCW improves to 11-2.

The Seahawks took the first point of the afternoon, winning two of the three doubles matches. UNCW took No. 2 doubles, 6-2 and No. 3 6-1 before leaving the No. 1 match unfinished as UNCW had earned the point.

UNCW’s Agus Savarino defeated Daniel Hammarstedt (Stockholm, Sweden/Ava Gymnasium), 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3. Jack Burkill (London, Great Britain/Millfield School) dropped the 6-1, 6-2 matchup at No. 6 before Thompson got UNCG on the board. Thompson defeated Andrs Torres, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1. Ollie Palmer (Twyning, Great Britain/St. Peter’s) was the next Spartan to fall, dropping No. 2, 6-4, 6-2.

Singles competition

  1. Connor Thompson (UNCG-M) def. Andres Torres (UNCW) 6-1, 6-1
  2. Ignasi de Rueda (UNCW) def. Ollie Palmer (UNCG-M) 6-4, 6-3
  3. Agustin Savarino (UNCW) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG-M) 6-0, 6-1
  4. Michael Copeland (UNCW) vs. Ian Melnik (UNCG-M) 2-6, 5-4, unfinished
  5. Michael Morphy (UNCW) vs. Nico Grewe (UNCG-M) 6-2, 3-6, unfinished
  6. Daniel Groom (UNCW) def. Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Ignasi de Rueda/Raphael Calzi (UNCW) vs. Connor Thompson/Ollie Palmer (UNCG-M) 5-2, unfinished
  2. Michael Morphy/Andres Torres (UNCW) def. Jack Burkill/Nico Grewe (UNCG-M) 6-2
  3. Agustin Savarino/Michael Copeland (UNCW) def. Daniel Hammarstedt/Logan Walker (UNCG-M) 6-1

Match Notes:

UNCG Men's Tennis 6-5

UNCW 11-2

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

Official: Gaines T-1:40 A-50

The men’s tennis team is back in action Wednesday in a nonconference matchup with East Carolina.