Men's Tennis Outplays Binghamton, 5-2 03-29-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's tennis team remains undefeated at home after winning 5-2 against Binghamton Saturday, March 30. The Spartans hold an 11-2 record for the season and are 4-2 in the SoCon.

"This was a solid win against one of the best teams in the northeast," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "We had to fight hard to win four singles matches."

The Blue and Gold picked up the doubles point after winning two out of three matches against the Bearcats.

Freshman Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland) and junior Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankara, Turkey/METU Development Foundation) lead the team at No. 2 with an 8-2 win over Sid Hazarika and Eliott Hureau.

At No. 3, sophomore Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C. / Ragsdale) and freshman Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista) beat Robin Lesage and Ruben Haggai, 8-4.

Freshman James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood) dropped a close 8-6 match against Bastian Bornkessel and Ismael Dinia at No. 1.

Dougherty picked up the first singles victory for UNCG at No. 2 when he outplayed Alexander Maisin in a second-set tiebreaker, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Murray won in an easy two sets against Lesage at No. 3, 6-4, 6-2, before Phillips clinched the match when he won 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 against Dinia at No. 4.

Sarioglu lost in a tough three sets to Hazarika at No. 1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, while Mack fought at No. 5 in a tight three-set match, but fell 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Haggai.

At No. 6, Smith tied up today's match with a hard fought victory against Florian van Kann, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7).

The Spartans will return to action Thursday, April 4 when they continue SoCon play hosting Elon at the UNCG tennis courts at 2 p.m.


Binghamton vs UNCG Mar 30, 2013 at UNCG

UNCG 5, Binghamton 2


Singles Competition

1. Sid Hazarika (BING) def. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

2. James Dougherty (UNCG) def. Alexander Maisin (BING) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

3. Gaston Murray (UNCG) def. Robin Lesage (BING) 6-4, 6-2

4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Ismael Dinia (BING) 7-6 (10-8), 7-5

5. Ruben Haggai (BING) def. Daniel Mack (UNCG) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

6. Cameron Smith (UNCG) def. Florian van Kann (BING) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7)


Doubles Competition

1. Bastian Bornkessel/Ismael Dinia (BING) def. James Dougherty/Randy Phillips (UNCG) 8-6

2. Daniel Mack/Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Sid Hazarika/Eliott Hureau (BING) 8-2

3. Cameron Smith/Gaston Murray (UNCG) def. Robin Lesage/Ruben Haggai (BING) 8-4


Match Notes:

Binghamton 8-9

UNCG 11-2, 4-2 SoCon

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,3,4,1,5,6)

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