Men's Tennis Falls to No. 62 UCF, 5-2
ORLANDO, Fla.-The UNCG men’s tennis team fell to 7-4 on the year after suffering a 5-2 loss to the University of Central Florida Friday at the UCF Tennis Complex.
UCF, who was ranked No. 62 in the ITA rankings, took the first point of the afternoon after sweeping the doubles matches. Amar Hromic and Jesse Flores defeated James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) 8-7 (8-6) at no. 1 doubles. At No. 2 doubles, Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista) and Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C./Ragsdale) fell 8-0 to Francesc Aulina and Matthew Gladstone. Nazhone Wilkins (Burnsville, Minnesota/Home schooled) and Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland) fell to Inaki Espindola and Reece Acree 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.
The Knights went into the singles matches up 1-0. At No. 1 singles, Dougherty defeated Gladstone in three sets 6-1, 6-3, and 2-1 after Gladstone retired.