Men's Tennis Defeats Furman, 7-0 03-18-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's tennis team picked up another SoCon victory against Furman Tuesday, March 19 at the UNCG tennis courts. 

"I'm proud of my guys for bouncing back with a home conference victory," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "We need to work on our mental toughness and take advantage of our first opportunity to close out games and matches." 

The Blue and Gold started off strong winning two out of three doubles matches to earn the match point. 

Freshman James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood) fell 8-4 at No. 1 to Andrew Mellow and Joel Cook. 

At No. 3, Sophomore Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C. / Ragsdale) and freshman Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista) teamed up to win 8-5 against Luke Synn and Ben Horst. 

Freshman Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla. / Lakeland) and junior Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankara, Turkey / METU Development Foundation) beat Alex Christ and Matt Browne at No. 2, 9-8 (7-5). 

In singles play, Phillips lead the Spartans as he took down Browne at No. 4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. 

Smith won in a quick 6-1, 6-3 match against Nate Collins at No.6, before Dougherty picked up an easy 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 2 against Cook.

At No. 5, Mack won 7-5 (7-4), 6-2, while Sarioglu fought in three sets to win 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (12-10) against Mellow at No. 1 singles. 

Murray finished out the match with a hard-fought 7-5, 6-7 (7-2), 1-0 (10-7) victory to Christ at No. 3.

The Spartans (8-2, 3-2) will return to action when they host East Carolina Thursday, March 21 at the UNCG tennis courts. Play will begin at 2 p.m.  


Furman vs. UNCG

March 19, 2013 at (UNCG Tennis Courts)

UNCG 7, Furman 0


Singles competition

1. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Andrew Mellow (FUR) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (12-10)

2. James Dougherty (UNCG) def. Joel Cook (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

3. Gaston Murray (UNCG) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 7-5, 6-7 (7-2), 1-0 (10-7)

4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Matt Browne (FUR) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

5. Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

6. Cameron Smith (UNCG) def. Nate Collins (FUR) 6-1, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Andrew Mellow/Joel Cook (FUR) def. James Dougherty/Randy Phillips (UNCG)  8-4

2. Daniel Mack/Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) 9-8 (7-5)

3. Cameron Smith/Gaston Murray (UNCG) def. Luke Synn/Ben Horst (FUR) 8-5


Match Notes:

Furman 3-10, 0-3 (SoCon)

UNCG 8-2, 3-2 (SoCon)

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

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