Men's Tennis Hosts Georgia Southern, Then Travels to Davidson 04-05-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's tennis program hosts fellow Southern Conference member Georgia Southern Saturday, April 6 at the UNCG tennis courts at 12 p.m., before heading to Davidson, N.C. to continue SoCon play against Davidson Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. 

"Both of us are 4-2 in the conference," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "This is an important match for the top of the conference standings." 

The Spartans are coming off of a 5-2 victory when they hosted Binghamton Saturday. The Blue and Gold advanced to 11-2 on the season and hold a 4-2 record in the SoCon. 

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 the match with a hard fought victory against Florian van Kann, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7). 

Georgia Southern Men's Tennis picked up its fourth Southern Conference victory when they defeated Furman, 4-3, on Tuesday afternoon at the Hanner Tennis Complex. The Eagles hold an 8-6 record and are 4-2 in the SoCon. 

Davidson is coming off of a tough 7-0 loss against No. 74 Samford Friday afternoon at the Covington Tennis Courts. The Wildcats fell to 10-7 overall and 4-4 in SoCon action.

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