The UNCG menís tennis team earned numerous victories to end the fall season strong at the Winthrop Invitational Sunday.
The UNCG menís tennis team earned numerous victories to end the fall season strong at the Winthrop Invitational Sunday.
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Men's Tennis Ends Fall Season Strong at Winthrop Invitational

UNCGSpartans.com 11-03-2013

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The UNCG men’s tennis team earned numerous victories to end the fall season strong at the Winthrop Invitational Sunday.  

Junior Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C./Ragsdale) led the way making the finals of the D2 singles draw going 3-1 on the day. Smith defeated Appalachian State’s Matt Saltsgaver, 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7) and earned a comeback win against Jackson Keith (Wofford), 1-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-5). Smith picked up his third win against Presbyterian’s Ryan Miller, 6-4, 6-0. In the finals against Dan McCall from Duke, Smith fell short 6-1, 6-0.

Senior Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankera, Turkey/METU Development Foundation) went 1-1 after earning a victory against Seb King (Appalachian State), 6-0, 6-3. In the semifinals against ETSU’s Sebastian Yilera, Sarioglu lost in three sets, 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-6).

Sophomore Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista) went 3-0 in consolation singles earning wins against Kennesaw State’s Jake Bouchillon, 6-4, 6-3, Corey DeCandia (Winthrop), 6-3, 6-2 and Wofford’s Walker Heffron, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9).

Freshman Nazhone Wilkins (Burnsville, Minnesota/Home schooled) went 1-1 earning a victory against Winthrop’s Chase Altieri, 6-0, 6-2. Wilkins fell to Parks Thompson (Wofford), 6-2, 6-7, 1-0 (10-4) in the semifinals.

Junior Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) went 1-1 picking up a win against Daniel Kripak (UNCA), 6-1, 7-6 and lost to Grayson Mills from Presbyterian, 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-3).

Follow all the action about the 2013-14 UNCG men's tennis team on www.UNCGSpartans.com or on twitter @UNCGMTennis. 

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