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Men's Tennis Extends Winning Streak to Four After Defeating Winthrop, 5-2 02-17-2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men’s tennis notched its fourth-straight win Saturday afternoon at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center, defeating Winthrop 5-2. UNCG took the doubles point and four of the six singles matches to earn the victory. UNCG improves to 4-1 on the season while Winthrop falls to 1-3.

Connor Thompson (Atlanta, Ga./Holy Innocents) and Ian Melnik (Lawrenceville, Ga./Rivers Academy) notched a clean 6-0 win over Connor Williamson, Diego Quiroz to start the day at No. 1 doubles. Marcus Vidgren (Stockholm, Sweden/Stockholm Idrotts Gymnasium) and Jack Burkill (London, Great Britain/Millfield School) earned a 6-4 win at No. 2 to earn the point.

Vidgren put UNCG up 2-0 with a straight set win over Williamson at No. 2, 6-3, 6-2. Ollie Palmer (Twyning, Great Britain/St. Peter’s) gave UNCG a 3-0 lead after taking down Gabriel Dias, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3. Winthrop cut into the lead with wins at No.1 and No. 4 but UNCG took home the match as Melnik earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 5 and Burkill added a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 6 to take the match.

Singles competition

  1. QUIROZ, Diego (WIN) def. Connor Thompson (UNCG) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
  2. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG) def. WILLIAMSON, Connor (WIN) 6-3, 6-2
  3. Ollie Palmer (UNCG) def. DIAS, Gabriel (WIN) 6-4, 6-3
  4. MITCHELL, Tremayne (WIN) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG) 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-5
  5. Ian Melnik (UNCG) def. PAPPAYIANNIS, L. (WIN) 6-1, 6-2
  6. Jack Burkill (UNCG) def. GOKHALE, Aditya (WIN) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

  1. Connor Thompson/Ian Melnik (UNCG) def. WILLIAMSON, Connor/QUIROZ, Diego (WIN) 6-0
  2. Marcus Vidgren/Jack Burkill (UNCG) def. GOKHALE, Aditya/MITCHELL, Tremayne (WIN) 6-4
  3. DIAS, Gabriel/RYAN, Joshua (WIN) def. Logan Walker/Nico Grewe (UNCG) 6-1


Match Notes:

Winthrop 1-3

UNCG Men's Tennis 4-1

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

The men’s tennis team is back in action Sunday as it heads to Asheville, North Carolina to take on the UNC Asheville Bulldogs at 3 p.m.