Men's Tennis Takes Down First-Place Elon, 5-2 04-08-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's tennis team remained undefeated at home this season after defeating Southern Conference rival Elon, 5-2 Tuesday, April 9.

"We prepared all year to be a tough team to beat at the end of the year," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "We can still get better between now and conference tournament."

The Spartans started the match strong when they won two out of three doubles matches against The Phoenix.

At No. 1, freshman James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood) took down the No. 43 nationally ranked tandem, Cameron Silverman and Stephan Fortmann, 8-4.

Sophomore Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C. / Ragsdale) and freshman Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista) fell 8-4 at No. 3 against Juan Madrid and Jordan Kaufman.

Freshman Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland) and junior Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankara, Turkey/METU Development Foundation) clinched the doubles point with a close 8-6 victory over Robert Lindgren and Brian Kowalski at the No. 2 spot.

In singles play, Dougherty lead the team at No. 2 with an easy 6-2, 6-1 against Fortmann, before Sarioglu defeated No. 56 nationally ranked Silverman at No. 1, 7-6 (7-3), 2-0. Silverman retired from the match.

Murray fell to Lindgren at No. 3, 6-3, 6-3, while Smith dropped his match to Madrid, 6-0, 6-4.

Phillips fought in a tough three sets at No. 4 to clinch the match for the Blue and Gold when he beat Kaufman, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

At No. 5, Mack finished off the match with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Kowalski.

UNCG contintues SoCon play when the team travels to Charleston, S.C. to take on College of Charleston Friday, April 12 at 3 p.m.

Elon vs UNCG Apr 09, 2013 at UNCG

UNCG 5, Elon 2

Singles Competition

1. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. #56 Cameron Silverman (ELON) 7-6 (7-3), 2-0

2. James Dougherty (UNCG) def. Stefan Fortmann (ELON) 6-2, 6-1

3. Robert Lindgren (ELON) def. Gaston Murray (UNCG) 6-3, 6-3

4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Jordan Kaufman (ELON) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

5. Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Brian Kowalski (ELON) 7-5, 6-4

6. Juan Madrid (ELON) def. Cameron Smith (UNCG) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles Competition

1. James Dougherty/Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. #43 Cameron Silverman/Stefan Fortmann (ELON) 8-4

2. Daniel Mack/Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Robert Lindgren/Brian Kowalski (ELON) 8-6

3. Juan Madrid/Jordan Kaufman (ELON) def. Cameron Smith/Gaston Murray (UNCG) 8-4

Match Notes:

Elon 14-7, 7-2 SoCon

UNCG 14-2, 7-2 SoCon

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

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