The UNCG menís tennis team will travel to Charleston, S.C. to face the Citadel Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. before facing Samford in a make up contest Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m. held on the Furman Paladins campus.
The UNCG menís tennis team will travel to Charleston, S.C. to face the Citadel Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. before facing Samford in a make up contest Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m. held on the Furman Paladins campus.
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Men's Tennis Finishes Regular Season with Road Matches

UNCGSpartans.com 04-11-2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men’s tennis team will travel to Charleston, S.C. to face the Citadel Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. before facing Samford in a make up contest Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m. held on the Furman Paladins campus.

The Spartans are 12-6 after winning two-straight conference matches to sit at 5-2 in league play. UNCG can clinch the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Southern Conference tournament with a 5-2 win against the Citadel.

Junior Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C./Ragsdale) is 6-1 against conference opponents and has won three-straight matches. Sophomore James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) holds an 11-5 overall record and is 5-2 in league play.

Junior Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) is also 6-1 in SoCon action. In doubles, Dougherty and Phillips are 10-4 overall with a 3-2 conference mark.

Sophomore Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland) and senior Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankera, Turkey/METU Development Foundation) are 8-5 in doubles holding a 2-2 conference record.

The Bulldogs are 2-26, 0-7 in the conference coming off a 7-0 loss against the College of Charleston. The Spartans hold an 8-5 advantage in the all-time series over the Bulldogs, and The Citadel is looking for its first win since the 2008 season. In the last meeting, UNCG blanked the Bulldogs 7-0 at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center.

Samford enters with an 8-9 record and is 5-3 in SoCon matches. The Bulldogs have won three-straight conference matches including back-to-back 6-1 wins against Georgia Southern and Chattanooga. Elliot Barnwell is 12-5 overall with a solid 7-1 SoCon record. Fares Kilani and Trey Carter each are 6-2 in league 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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