Third-set heroics give Wofford 4-3 win over UNCG in men's tennis action
GREENSBORO, NC – Wofford pulled out a pair of three-set wins in singles action to come back for a 4-3 win over UNC Greensboro in Southern Conference men’s tennis action Saturday evening.
The Spartans swept all three doubles pro-sets to jump out to the early 1-0 lead. Arsel Kumdereli and Yaroslav Litus also earned straight-set wins for the Spartans. Kumdereli bolted past George Kernodle, 6-2 and 6-0, while Yaroslav Litus topped Scott Collins, 6-2 and 6-4.
But Wofford pulled out a couple of third-set victories to win the match. Alan Donald topped Martin Redelinghuys at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, while Paul Bartholomy defeated William John 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, to come away with the win.
Wofford closes out the regular season with a mark of 11-10 overall, 5-4 in SoCon action. The Terriers await to see how tiebreakers shake out to see where they will fall in the seeding for next week’s Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament. UNCG (3-19, 1-8) will be the No. 10 seed in next week’s tourney and will face Georgia Southern in the opening round.
SINGLES: Andrew Stubbs (WOF) def. Andrey Bubnov 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; Arsel Kumdereli (UNCG) def. George Kernodle 6-2, 6-0; Alan Donald (WOF) def. Martin Redelinghuys 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3; Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) def. Scott Collins 6-2, 6-4; Paul Bartholomy (WOF) def. William John 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Christopher Williams (WOF) def. Taylor Befus 6-2, 6-4.
DOUBLES: Kumdereli/Redelinghuys (UNCG) def. Stubbs/Kernodle 8-7 (9-7); Bubnov/Litus (UNCG) def. Richard Cahi/Bartholomy 8-3; Befus/John (UNCG) def. Williams/Donald 8-4.
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