GREENVILLE, NC – UNC Greensboro’s Martin Redlinghuys, Ryan Lewis and Jason Steinhorn all picked up singles victories, but East Carolina matched it and won two of the three doubles’ pro-sets to edge the Spartans, 4-3, in men’s tennis action Wednesday afternoon.
Redlinghuys earned a three-set win over Aleksey Kochetov, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2, at No. 2 singles. Lewis and Steinhorn both had an easier time of it. Lewis won in straight sets over Brian Walters, 6-4 and 7-5, while Steinhorn topped Britton Steele in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-1.
However, Kochetov and Ricardo Barone topped Redlinghuys and Austin Wilty at No. 1 doubles in a tiebreaker for what wound up being the deciding point.
UNCG returns to action on Saturday at 1 pm when it hosts Chattanooga in a Southern Conference match-up.
SINGLES: Henrique Viana (ECU) def. Marc Ladouceur, 7-5, 6-3; Martin Redelinghuys (UNCG) def. Aleksey Kochetov, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2; Ricardo Barone (ECU) def. Ian Conchar, 6-3, 6-3; Nick Rose (ECU) def. Austin Wilty, 6-3, 6-0; Ryan Lewis (UNCG) def. Brian Walters, 6-4, 7-5; Jason Steinhorn (UNCG) def. Britton Steele, 6-4 6-1.
DOUBLES: Aleksey Kochetov/Ricardo Barone (ECU) def. Austin Wilty/Martin Redelinghuys, 8-7 (10-5); Nick Rose/Brian Walters (ECU) def. Jason Steinhorn/Ryan Lewis, 8-4; Marc-Andre Ladouceur/Ian Conchar (UNCG) def. Henrique Viana/Britton Steele,8-5
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