Men's Tennis Sweeps Davidson, 7-0
GREENSBORO, N.C.-The UNCG men’s tennis team swept Southern Conference foe Davidson, 7-0, Sunday at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
The Spartans finished their home schedule with a solid 8-1 record as their only loss coming indoors at the first match of the season in a 4-3 loss against Coastal Carolina.
The Blue and Gold took a 1-0 lead after securing the doubles point with wins on all three doubles courts.UNCG adjusted its doubles line up for Saturday’s match against Appalachian State and went with the same line up for Sunday. At No. 1 doubles, James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankera, Turkey/METU Development Foundation) defeated Robert Lightbourn and Connor Evins 8-4. Spartans trailed 4-2 at one point during the match but came back to get the win.
The No. 2 doubles match remained close throughout but Nazhone Wilkins (Burnsville, Minnesota/Home schooled) and Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga./ Brookwood ) beat Ethan Kallick and Evan Watkins 8-6 to lock up the doubles point for the Spartans.
At No. 1 singles, Sarioglu defeated Lightbourn 6-0, 6-1 to earn UNCG it’s second point of the afternoon.
Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla./ Park Vista) beat J.B. Gough at No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-2 to secure the third point of the afternoon for the Spartans.
Mack clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Watkins at No. 5 singles. Dougherty won in straight sets against Evins, 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
Smith defeated Saad in straight sets at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-2 for UNCG’s sixth point of the afternoon.
At No. 3 singles, Phillips trailed 0-3 in set one but came back to win 7-6, after a 7-5 tiebreaker. Yet, Kallick took set two 6-4, forcing a 10-point tiebreaker. Phillips won the tiebreaker 10-3, finishing off the Spartans sweep of the Wildcats.
The Spartans will wrap up the regular season on Friday April 11 when they travel to Charleston, S.C. to take on The Citadel.