Sophomore UNCG men's tennis player James Dougherty was named SoCon men's tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
Sophomore UNCG men's tennis player James Dougherty was named SoCon men's tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
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James Dougherty Named SoCon Player of the Week

UNCGSpartans.com 02-25-2014
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Sophomore UNCG men's tennis player James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) was named SoCon men's tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.

Dougherty was 2-0 in singles play and went 2-0 in doubles competition as the Spartans earned sweeps over UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb.

Competing at the No. 2 singles position, Dougherty posted straight-set wins over UNCA’s Tom Panoulas-Orestis (6-3, 7-5) and Gardner-Webb’s Nikita Zverkov (6-4, 6-3).

Paired with Randy Phillips at No. 1 doubles, the Spartans’ top duo topped UNCA’s Brett Landau and Alex Crocker, 8-4. They then knocked off Gardner-Webb’s Zverkov and Ernest Alberch, 8-5.

Dougherty is now 4-2 in singles play this spring and owns a 5-1 mark at No. 1 doubles with Phillips.

The Spartans return to the court Wednesday when UNCG visits Campbell at 1 p.m. in Buies Creek, N.C.

SoCon Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Feb. 18 – Cameron Silverman, Elon
Feb. 25 – James Dougherty, UNCG

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