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Courtesy: Photo Courtesy of Tim Cowie

Men's Tennis Falls to Furman in Greenville 04-07-2017

GREENVILLE, S.C. – UNCG men’s tennis suffered a 7-0 loss to the Furman Paladins Friday afternoon at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  The Spartans fall to 7-10 on the season and 2-3 in the Southern Conference.  Furman improves to 15-6 and 5-1 in SoCon action.

The Spartans played tough in the doubles competition but fell just short.  Marcus Vidgren (Stockholm, Sweden) Stockholm Idrotts Gymnasium) and Jack Burkill (London, Great Britain/Millfield School) notched a victory at No. 2, defeating Cameron Green and Alex Steryous, 7-6.  At No. 3, UNCG just missed out on earning the doubles point.  Warren Bryan (Greensboro, N.C./Longwood) and Logan Walker (Stuart, Fla./Morningside Academy) dropped the match to Clarke Wilson and Jake Bhangdia, 7-6. 

UNCG was unable to earn a point in the singles competition.  Bryan took Jake Munns to three sets at No. 4 singles, but was unable to earn the point.  Furman defeated UNCG in straight sets in the other competitions, earning the victory. 

Singles competition

1. Adam Steryous (FUR) def. Connor Thompson (UNCG-M) 6-4, 6-0

2. Cameron Green (FUR) def. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG-M) 6-2, 6-4

3. Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. William Albright (UNCG-M) 6-3, 6-3

4. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Warren Bryan (UNCG-M) 7-6, 2-6, 1-0

5. Alex Steryous (FUR) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG-M) 7-5, 6-4

6. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles competition

1. Adam Steryous/Jake Munns (FUR) def. Connor Thompson/William Albright (UNCG-M) 6-2

2. Marcus Vidgren/Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) def. Cameron Green/Alex Steryous (FUR) 7-5

3. Clarke Wilson/Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Warren Bryan/Logan Walker (UNCG-M) 7-6

Match Notes:

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

UNCG is back in action this Sunday as it continues its road trip to Birmingham, Ala. for a SoCon matchup with the Samford Bulldogs at 1:00 p.m.