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The UNCG men's tennis team finished the weekend with two victories after taking down USC Upstate, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center.

Men's Tennis Shuts out USC Upstate, 7-0

Release: February 09, 2014
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -The UNCG men’s tennis team finished the weekend with two victories after taking down USC Upstate, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center.   

 UNCG took the doubles point with two doubles victories. James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga./ Brookwood ) took down Matthias Kidler and Ramon Simonetti 6-3 at the No. 1 doubles spot. Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankera, Turkey/METU Development Foundation) and Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla./ Lakeland) won 6-5 after a 7-4 tiebreak win over Gonzalo Bianco and Yvon Haessig. Nazhone Wilkins (Burnsville, Minnesota/Home schooled) and Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C./ Ragsdale) fell 6-5 at No. 3 doubles. Jamie Yates and Rajanvir Dharni won the tiebreaker, 7-4.

 At No. 1 singles, Sarioglu defeated Simonetti 6-3, 6-1 to put the Spartans up 2-0.

 Phillips took down Bianco 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for the third point of the afternoon.

 Dougherty fell in set one 6-2 to Haessig, but bounced back to win sets two and three 6-3, 6-0. Dougherty clinched the match with his three set victory. 

 Mack finished fourth at No. 5 singles and defeated Dharni 6-2, 6-2.

 Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla./ Park Vista) beat Jamie Yates 6-4, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.At No. 6 singles, Smith defeated Carlos Tajes 6-5 (7-4), 6-4.

 With the win, UNCG improves to 2-2 on the season.

 The Spartans head to Atlanta, Ga. next weekend to take on Georiga State and Tennessee Tech. 


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