Campbell downs UNCG 4-3 to close regular season
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – UNCG's men's tennis team closed out the regular season with a 4-3 loss at Campbell on Saturday. The Camels clinched the match in a tiebreaker at No. 6 singles.
UNCG (9-12) led 3-2 but saw the Camels (10-10) rally for the victory. With the match tied at 3, Campbell clinched the win with Ondrej Kralik's 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) triumph over Jimmy Roueche at the bottom of the lineup.
The Camels won the doubles point for the early 1-0 lead. Steven Billington and August Iwdal got things going with an 8-5 win over Roueche and Cameron Smith at No. 3, and David Clavera and Fernando Guillen clinched the point with an 8-3 win over Randy Phillips and Chanon Varapongsittikul at No. 2.
Ahmet Sarioglu and Orcun Seyrek avoided the sweep at No. 1, downing Josep Baro and Adrien Rossignon, 8-7 (9-7).
In singles play, Billington made it a 2-0 advantage with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Smith at No. 5. Varapongsittikul got the Spartans on the board at No. 3, beating Clavera by a 6-2, 6-1 score.
Seyrek tied the match at No. 1, downing Rossignon by a 6-4, 6-2 count. The win was Seyrek's 19th of the season, meaning he needs just one more for his fourth straight 20-win campaign.
Phillips gave UNCG its only lead of the day at No. 4, dropping Baro 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. Guillen would tie the match, however, defeating Sarioglu at No. 2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-2 to keep the Camels alive.
The match was the Spartans' sixth straight to end in a 4-3 score. UNCG dropped consecutive matches for the first time since mid-February.
UNCG is back in action at the SoCon tournament in Charleston, S.C., April 19-22.
Campbell 4, UNCG 3
1. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Adrien Rossignon (CAM) 6-4, 6-2
2. Fernando Guillen (CAM) def. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-2
3. C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. David Clavera (CAM) 6-2, 6-1
4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Josep Baro (CAM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
5. Steven Billington (CAM) def. Cameron Smith (UNCG) 6-2, 6-2
6. Ondrej Kralik (CAM) def. Jimmy Roueche (UNCG) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
1. Ahmet Sarioglu/Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Josep Baro/Adrien Rossignon (CAM) 8-7 (9-7)
2. David Clavera/Fernando Guillen (CAM) def. Randy Phillips/C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) 8-3
3. Steven Billington/August Iwdal (CAM) def. Jimmy Roueche/Cameron Smith (UNCG) 8-5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,3,1,4,2,6)
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