BOONE, NC – UNC Greensboro won three three-set matches to rally from a 3-1 deficit and win a five-hour men's tennis marathon over Southern Conference rival Appalachian State, 4-3, Sunday afternoon.
Orcun Seyrek, Andrey Bubnov and Arsel Kumdereli all rallied after dropping the second set to win decisive third sets to complete a monstrous rally and keep the Spartans perfect at 5-0 in conference play. UNCG is now 10-4 overall, its best season since 2002.
Seyrek defeated Bobby Lake at No. 1 singles 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 in the clincher. Wins by Bubnov over Peter Jacobs, 6-0, 3-6, 6-0, and Kumdereli over Trent Constance, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. tied the match at 3-3. Yaroslav Litus had UNCG's other singles win, a straight-set victory over Lee Floyd.
The Spartans are tied with Elon and Furman atop the conference standings at 5-0. UNCG returns to action on Thursday at Gardner-Webb before returning home next weekend to face Wofford and Furman.
UNC Greensboro 4, Appalachian State University 3
1. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Bobby Lake (ASU) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
2. Andrey Bubnov (UNCG) def. Peter Jacobs (ASU) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
3. Arsel Kumdereli (UNCG) def. Trent Constance (ASU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
4. Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) def. Lee Floyd (ASU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Phillip Kloc (ASU) def. William John (UNCG) 6-1, 6-0
6. Alain Humblet (ASU) def. Jacob Wright (UNCG) 6-3, 6-2
1. Arsel Kumdereli/Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Bobby Lake/Lee Floyd (ASU) 8-3
2. Trent Constance/Peter Jacobs (ASU) def. Andrey Bubnov/Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) 8-5
3. Britton Webb/Phillip Kloc (ASU) def. Taylor Befus/William John (UNCG) 9-8
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