GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men’s tennis team completes its four-match road swing on Wednesday, April 10th when the Spartans travel to Davidson for a 3 p.m. match against their former Southern Conference foe.
UNCG (6-12) is looking to bookend the road swing with a victory, after opening the four-match stretch with a 4-2 win over Appalachian State on March 26th. The Spartans are 2-4 on the season on the road.
The Spartans have four individuals with at least seven singles wins on the season including Ollie Palmer (nine), Nico Grewe (eight), Roger Rogowski (eight) and Hugh Knapp (seven). Knapp has catapulted his way into this category after posting four straight singles victories.
The top doubles teams for the Spartans consist of Grewe / Palmer (11-5) and Knapp / Jack Burkill (7-5).
The Wildcats (11-7) have dropped four of their last five matches and are in the midst of a three-match losing streak with setbacks to Richmond (March 23), Radford (March 24) and College of Charleston (April 6) in succession.
LAST MATCH (vs. Mercer—April 7)
UNCG freshman Hugh Knapp won his fourth consecutive match on Sunday, April 7th, at Mercer to account for the lone point for the Spartans, who fell 6-1 in the match. Knapp’s win came in singles action, where he downed Stathis Tsiranidis by scores of 6-3, 6-4. The Bears (10-11, 3-1 SoCon) grabbed the first singles win of the afternoon when David Georgadze posted 6-4, 6-4 win over Ian Melnik.
The Mercer lead reached 3-0 on the afternoon when Olivier Stuart came through with a 6-0, 6-1 win over fellow No. 1 seed Ollie Palmer. Fernando Guardia secured the Bears’ win when he claimed a 6-1, retired-inj., victory against UNCG’s (6-12, 1-5 SoCon) Jack Burkill.
Nicolas Guillon tallied the sixth and final point for Mercer with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Nico Grewe, who was playing as the No. 2 seed for the Spartans. Mercer grabbed the early advantage in the match when the tandem of Guardia / Carver Avant earned a 6-2 win over Melnik / Cooper Wyett in No. 3 doubles. Knapp teamed with Burkill to grab his first of two wins of the day as the duo posted a 6-3 victory over Tsiranidis / Georgadze.
The Bears secured the doubles point when the combination of Stuart / Guillon posted a 6-4 win over Grewe / Palmer in a clash of No. 1 doubles.