GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro's Yaroslav Litus rallied from down a set to defeat Alex Funkhouser in a three-set thriller to clinch a 4-3 win over Coastal Carolina in men's tennis action Thursday afternoon at UNCG Tennis Courts.
Playing at No. 3 singles, Litus lost the first set by a 6-4 score then rallied to win the second set in a tiebreaker, 7-2, and then won the third 6-4 to give the Spartans a 10-2 mark on the season and raise their mark at home to 8-0 on the spring season.
Orcun Seyrek, Timion Mejis and William John recorded straight-set wins in singles play to set the stage for Litus' thrilling clincher.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday when they visit Wofford for a Southern Conference match at 1 p.m.
Singles: Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Dmitry Vlaskin 6-3,6-2; Matt Gordon (CCU) def. Arsel Kumdereli 6-4,6-2; Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) def. Alex Funkhouser 4-6,7-6(2),6-4; Timion Meijs (UNCG) def. Dorian Sovic 6-1,6-2; William John (UNCG) def. Ernesto Ramos 6-3,6-4; Plamen Tzvetkov (CCU) def. Kyle Eddins 3-6,6-1,6-4
Doubles: Arsel Kumdereli/Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Ernesto Ramos /Alex Funkhouser 8-5; Matt Gordon /Dmitry Vlaskin (CCU) def. Kyle Eddins/William John 8-2; Plamen Tzvetkov /Dorian Sovic (CCU) def. Yaroslav Litus /Timion Meijs 8-3
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