Spartans fall to Georgia Southern, 5-2
GREENSBORO, NC – UNC Greensboro got singles wins from Arsel Kumdereli and Martin Redelinghuys, but came up on the short end of a 5-2 decision against Georgia Southern in Southern Conference men’s tennis action Saturday afternoon.
Kumdereli, a sophomore from Mersin, Turkey, topped Joris DeWeerdt in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-2, to pick up a win at No. 2 singles. Redelinghuys, a senior from Cape Town, South Africa, bounced back for a three-set win at No. 3 singles. He won the opening set, 6-4, over Borja Malet before Malet took the second set, 6-0. However, Redelinghuys stormed back to win the third set, 6-4 and, earn the win.
However, Georgia Southern (8-8, 4-2 SoCon) won the remaining four singles matches – two of them in three sets – and came away with two of the three doubles pro-sets to win the match. UNCG’s lone doubles win came when Andrey Bubnov and Yaroslav Litus topped DeWeerdt and Matthews Sands, 8-7, 7-2 in the tie-breaker.
UNCG visits Richmond for a non-conference match Sunday at 1 pm.
Georgia Southern 5, UNCG 2
1. Emmanuel Nkoueleue (GSU) def. Andrey Bubnov (UNCG) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
2. Arsel Kumdereli (UNCG) def. Joris De Weerdt (GSU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Martin Redelinghuys (UNCG) def. Borja Malet (GSU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
4. Gregory Bekkers (GSU) def. Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) 7-5, 6-1
5. Matthew Sands (GSU) def. William John (UNCG) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
6. Mark Paetz (GSU) def. Taylor Befus (UNCG) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
1. Emmanuel Nkoueleue/Borja Malet (GSU) def. Arsel Kumdereli/Martin Redelinghuys (UNCG) 8-1
2. Andrey Bubnov/Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) def. Joris De Weerdt/Matthew Sands (GSU) 8-7 (7-2)
3. Gregory Bekkers/Philip Prins (GSU) def. Taylor Befus/William John (UNCG) 8-4
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