UNCG falls to No. 61 Elon, 6-1; Seyrek streak snapped
ELON, NC – Andrey Bubnov won a three-setter over Oscar Podlewski at No. 2 singles, but that was UNC Greensboro's only victory of the afternoon in falling to No. 61-ranked Elon, 6-1, in Southern Conference men's tennis action Wednesday afternoon.
Bubnov won the opening set over Podlewski, 6-4, before Podlewski responded with a 6-3 win in the second set. Bubnov won the match, which last just under two hours, when he won a 10-point tiebreaker, 10-7.
In the feature match of the day, UNCG freshman Orcun Seyrek had his 14-match winning streak snapped by No. 76-ranked Damon Gooch in a two-and-a-half hour marathon. Seyrek won the opening set by a 6-4 score, before Gooch won the second set 6-4 and a 10-point tiebreaker, 10-6.
With the loss, Seyrek is now 18-2 on the spring with both losses coming to ranked players. He is 23-4 overall on the year and 8-1 in Southern Conference action.
With the win, Elon (18-5, 6-1) clinched the No. 2 seed in next week's Southern Conference Tournament, which will be hosted by Elon. UNCG (13-7, 6-3) will either be the No. 3 or No. 4 seed. The Spartans are tied with Wofford for third place at 6-3 with the Terriers holding the tie-breaker. The Spartans close out the regular season with The Citadel on Friday.
1. #76 Damon Gooch (ELON) def. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Andrey Bubnov (UNCG) def. Oscar Podlewski (ELON) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
3. Philip Nemec (ELON) def. Arsel Kumdereli (UNCG) 6-2, 6-2
4. Chase Helpingstine (ELON) def. Jacob Wright (UNCG) 7-5, 6-1
5. Alberto Rojas (ELON) def. William John (UNCG) 6-4, 6-2
6. C Stauffer MacDowell (ELON) def. Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) 6-4, 6-4
1. #34 Damon Gooch/Philip Nemec (ELON) def. Orcun Seyrek/Arsel Kumdereli (UNCG) 8-7 (7-4)
2. Chase Helpingstine/Oscar Podlewski (ELON) def. Andrey Bubnov/William John (UNCG) 8-5
3. Alberto Rojas/C Stauffer MacDowell (ELON) def. Yaroslav Litus/Jacob Wright (UNCG) 8-6
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