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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men’s tennis took the UNCG Tennis Courts for the first time of the spring season Saturday afternoon against the Furman Paladins. The Spartans fell 5-2, dropping their season record to 7-7 and to 1-2 in Southern Conference play. Furman improves to 14-5 and 3-1 in SoCon play.

Furman got the scoring started by taking two of the three doubles matches to earn the first point. The Paladins earned 6-1 wins at No. 1 and No. 3, with UNCG’s Logan Walker and Marcus Vidgren defeating Ivan Mitric and Drew Singerman, 6-4 at No. 2.

Singles play saw UNCG earn two wins. After falling at No. 4 and 2, Jack Burkill got the Spartans on the board with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Daniel Vishimek. Furman took the match with a victory at No. 3 before Connor Thompson earned the second Spartan point after defeating Cameron Green, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 1.

Singles competition

  1. Connor Thompson (UNCG) def. Cameron Green (FUR) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)
  2. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG) 6-4, 6-2
  3. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Ollie Palmer (UNCG) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
  4. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Nico Grewe (UNCG) 6-3, 6-2
  5. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
  6. Jack Burkill (UNCG) def. Daniel Vishnick (FUR) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition

  1. Cameron Green/Jake Munns (FUR) def. Connor Thompson/Nico Grewe (UNCG) 6-1
  2. Logan Walker/Marcus Vidgren (UNCG) def. Ivan Mitric/Drew Singerman (FUR) 6-4
  3. Clarke Wilson/Trevor Croyder (FUR) def. Jack Burkill/Ollie Palmer (UNCG) 6-1

Match Notes:

Furman 14-5, 3-1 SoCon

UNCG Men's Tennis 7-7, 1-2 SoCon

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

The men’s tennis team is back in action tomorrow as they host the Davidson Wildcats in nonconference action beginning at noon.