East Carolina downs UNCG, 5-2

UNCGSpartans.com 03-20-2012
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com

GREENVILLE, N.C. – UNCG's men's tennis team could manage only a pair of singles wins in a 5-2 loss at East Carolina on Wednesday. Freshman Randy Phillips won in both singles and doubles play.

Phillips and Chanon Varapongsittikul teamed for an 8-4 win over John Schmitt and Patreik Wolterbeek at No. 2 doubles, but the Pirates (11-6) picked up wins at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles to claim the early 1-0 lead.

Joran Vliegen and Niels Cleeren earned an 8-3 win over Ahmet Sarioglu and Orcun Seyrek at No. 1, while Nicholas Soriano and Damien Brenard downed Jimmy Roueche and Cameron Smith at No. 3, 8-5.

In singles play, Sarioglu ran his winning streak to six matches with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 win over Cleeren at No. 2. Phillips picked up a 6-4, 6-4 win over Schmitt at No. 4.

At No. 1, Seyrek saw his five-match winning streak come to an end with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 loss to Vliegen. Soriano topped Varapongsittikul by a 6-3, 6-2 count at No. 3, and Brenard defeated Smith at No. 5, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Mario Martinez rounded out the scoring with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Roueche at No. 6 as ECU avenged a 5-2 loss to the Spartans in Greensboro last season.

UNCG (6-8) returns to action at Furman on Friday. That match is set for 3 p.m.

East Carolina 5, UNCG 2

Singles competition
1. Joran Vliegen (ECU) def. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
2. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Niels Cleeren (ECU) 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
3. Nicholas Soriano (ECU) def. C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) 6-3, 6-2
4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. John Schmitt (ECU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Damien Brenard (ECU) def. Cameron Smith (UNCG) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
6. Mario Martinez (ECU) def. Jimmy Roueche (UNCG) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Niels Cleeren/Joran Vliegen (ECU) def. Ahmet Sarioglu/Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) 8-3
2. Randy Phillips/C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. John Schmitt/Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) 8-4
3. Damien Brenard/Nicholas Soriano (ECU) def. Jimmy Roueche/Cameron Smith (UNCG) 8-5

Match Notes:
UNCG 6-8
East Carolina 11-6

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