Spartans roll past Davidson, 5-2 03-16-2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG's men's tennis team picked up a 5-2 win over Davidson on Saturday at the UNCG Tennis Courts.

The Spartans improved to 6-7 overall and 3-1 in Southern Conference action. Davidson fell to 4-8 overall and 1-2 in league play.

UNCG seized the early momentum by picking up the doubles point. Randy Phillips and Chanon Varapongsittikul got the ball rolling with an 8-4 win over Connor Evins and Chris Mark at No. 2, and Ahmet Sarioglu and Orcun Seyrek clinched the point with an 8-5 win over Calum Gee and Joe Schafer at No. 1.

The Wildcats avoided the doubles sweep when Robert Lightbourn and Kevin Moore downed Jimmy Roueche and Cameron Smith at No. 3, 8-4.

The singles matches finished in chronological order, with Seyrek making quick work of Schafer at No. 1, 6-1, 6-0. Sarioglu followed with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Nicky Kunz at No. 2 and Varapongsittikul clinched the match with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 win over Mark at No. 3. Phillips pushed UNCG's lead to 5-0 with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win over Gee at No. 4.

The Wildcats avoided the sweep with a pair of wins in super tiebreakers at the bottom of the order. Lightbourn downed Smith by a 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3) count at No. 5 and Evins overcame a first-set loss to top Roueche 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) at No. 6.

UNCG returns to action at East Carolina on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

UNCG 5, Davidson 2

Singles competition
1. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Joe Schafer (DAV) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Nicky Kunz (DAV) 6-2, 6-4
3. C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. Chris Mark (DAV) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Calum Gee (DAV) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Robert Lightbourn (DAV) def. Cameron Smith (UNCG) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3)
6. Connor Evins (DAV) def. Jimmy Roueche (UNCG) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)

Doubles competition
1. Ahmet Sarioglu/Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Calum Gee/Joe Schafer (DAV) 8-5
2. Randy Phillips/C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. Connor Evins/Chris Mark (DAV) 8-4
3. Robert Lightbourn/Kevin Moore (DAV) def. Jimmy Roueche/Cameron Smith (UNCG) 8-2

Match Notes:
Davidson 4-8, 1-2 SoCon
UNCG 6-7, 3-1 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,3,4,5,6)

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