The UNCG menís tennis team is hosting the inaugural North Carolina Showdown Wednesday afternoon as the Spartans welcome in nationally ranked No. 75 Charlotte for a 2 p.m. match at the UNCG tennis courts.
The UNCG menís tennis team is hosting the inaugural North Carolina Showdown Wednesday afternoon as the Spartans welcome in nationally ranked No. 75 Charlotte for a 2 p.m. match at the UNCG tennis courts.
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Men's Tennis Hosts NC Showdown against No. 75 Charlotte

UNCGSpartans.com 03-25-2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men’s tennis team is hosting the inaugural North Carolina Showdown Wednesday afternoon as the Spartans welcome in nationally ranked No. 75 Charlotte for a 2 p.m. match at the UNCG tennis courts.

The first 25 fans will receive a free UNCG gold tee shirt.

UNCG sits at 9-5 for the season and 3-1 in Southern Conference play. The Spartans are coming off a 1-1 conference weekend after falling to Furman (L, 4-3) on Saturday but defeating Wofford 4-3 on Sunday. UNCG trailed 2-0 early in the match, but came all the way back to earn the victory.

Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C./Ragsdale) secured the win for the Spartans over the Terriers with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 win over Parks Thompson at No. 6 singles.

The No. 1 doubles duo, James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) improved to 10-3 on Sunday with an 8-6 win versus Trevor Gotkowski and Rob Galloway.

On the singles side, Phillips is 11-3 on the year and both Dougherty and Smith hold 10-3 records. Dougherty has notched six straight victories, while Phillips is on a three-match winning streak.

Charlotte is 9-3 on the year and 1-0 in Conference USA. The 49ers are coming off a tough 4-3 victory against UNC Asheville last Friday in Asheville, N.C. Forrest Edwards is 7-2 at No. 1 singles and Paul Cisti sits at 9-3 in dual matches. In doubles, Jordi Ferrer-Massalle and Kamil Khalil have a 10-1 doubles mark having won three-straight matches.

Follow all the action about the 2013-14 UNCG men's tennis team on www.UNCGSpartans.com or on twitter @UNCGMTennis. 

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