UNCG men's tennis news
June 23, 2011
Twenty-three UNCG student-athletes named Academic All-SoCon
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Twenty-three UNCG student-athletes earned spots on the spring 2011 Academic All-Southern Conference Team, the league office announced Thursday. The Spartans had a league-best four of the 13 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 GPAs.
June 10, 2011
Beyond Box Scores: 2010-11 in review (part two)
UNCGSpartans.com writer Rob Daniels takes a look back at the Spartans' 2010-11 academic year in the second installment of this two-part feature.
June 9, 2011
Beyond Box Scores: 2010-11 in review (part one)
UNCGSpartans.com writer Rob Daniels takes a look back at the Spartans' 2010-11 academic year in the first installment of this two-part feature.
June 8, 2011
UNCG 10th, Seyrek 17th in latest ITA Carolina Region rankings
SKILLMAN, N.J. – UNCG is ranked 10th and rising senior Orcun Seyrek is ranked 17th in singles in the latest Carolina Region rankings, released Wednesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
June 1, 2011
UNCG finishes second in Commissioner's Cup, fifth in Germann Cup
CHARLESTON, S.C. – After a 2010-11 academic year that saw UNCG turn in competitive showings in virtually every sport, the Spartans finished second in the race for the Commissioner’s Cup and fifth in the extremely tight standings for the Germann Cup, the Southern Conference all-sports trophies for excellence in league competition.
May 30, 2011
Beyond Box Scores: Torres first to take advantage of ATP master's program
In the context of competition, the “ATP Masters” brand name refers to a series of major Association of Tennis Professionals events designed to keep the world’s eye on the game year-round. Marcio Torres still dreams of such things. But after logging in from Internet cafes in about 20 countries, the former UNCG star has put his own backspin on the phrase.
May 24, 2011
All 18 UNCG sports receive satisfactory APR scores
INDIANAPOLIS – All 18 UNCG athletic teams received satisfactory marks in the latest Academic Progress Report (APR) scores released by the NCAA on Tuesday.
April 21, 2011
Furman drops UNCG 4-1 in SoCon quarterfinals
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – UNCG’s men’s tennis team came up short in its bid to defend its Southern Conference Championship title, falling in the quarterfinal round to Furman on Thursday, 4-1 at the Champions Club.
April 20, 2011
UNCG begins SoCon title defense Thursday in Chattanooga
UNCG’s men’s tennis team will open defense of its Southern Conference Championship title when it begins play at the 2011 edition on Thursday at the Champions Club in Chattanooga.
April 19, 2011
Four Spartans earn postseason SoCon men's tennis honors
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Orcun Seyrek, Timion Meijs and Ahmet Sarioglu earned All-Southern Conference honors and Sarioglu and Chanon Varapongsittikul landed spots on the SoCon All-Freshman Team as the league office announced the 2011 postseason awards Tuesday. The awards were voted on by the conference’s 11 head coaches.
April 17, 2011
Defending-champion Spartans get first-round bye at SoCon Championship
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Defending-champion UNCG has earned a first-round bye at the upcoming Southern Conference Championship and will face the winner of the Furman-The Citadel match in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.
April 11, 2011
Spartans down Furman 6-1 on Senior Day
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Yaroslav Litus celebrated Senior Day with wins in singles and doubles as UNCG closed the Southern Conference regular season with a 6-1 win over Furman on Monday.
April 10, 2011
UNCG to host Furman for Senior Day men's tennis match
UNCG will try to rebound from its worst loss of the season when it hosts Furman on Monday for its final match of the regular season. The contest will also serve as Senior Day for seniors Andrew Clark and Yaroslav Litus.
April 9, 2011
Spartans fall out of first with 7-0 loss at College of Charleston
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – UNCG’s return to the top of the Southern Conference standings was a brief one, as College of Charleston downed the Spartans 7-0 on Saturday to take over first place in the league standings.
April 8, 2011
Spartans head to College of Charleston for crucial SoCon clash
Back atop the Southern Conference standings, UNCG’s men’s tennis team will take on second-place College of Charleston on Saturday with a chance to clinch at least a share of the regular-season league title.
April 6, 2011
UNCG grabs dramatic 4-3 win over Elon to reclaim SoCon lead
GREENSBORO, N.C. – In a battle of the top two teams in the Southern Conference, Yaroslav Litus won a second-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles to clinch UNCG’s 4-3 win over Elon on Wednesday and put the Spartans back on top of the league standings.
April 5, 2011
UNCG hosts Elon on Wednesday in battle of SoCon leaders
UNCG will host Southern Conference leader Elon on Wednesday at the UNCG Tennis Courts in a battle of the top two teams in the league and a rematch of last season’s SoCon Championship title match.
April 4, 2011
Men's tennis match vs. Furman rescheduled for April 11
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG’s Southern Conference men’s tennis match against Furman, which was rained out on March 27, has been rescheduled for April 11 at the UNCG Tennis Courts. The match will begin at 2:30 p.m.
April 3, 2011
UNCG eases past The Citadel 7-0 on Sunday
GREENSBORO, N.C.– UNCG swept through doubles and singles play to cruise to a 7-0 win over The Citadel on Sunday. The Spartans won every singles match in straight sets.
April 2, 2011
Spartans cruise past Georgia Southern, 6-1
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG’s men’s tennis team swept through doubles play and picked up five singles wins on a gusty day at the UNCG Tennis Courts to down Georgia Southern in a Southern Conference tilt Saturday, 6-1.
April 1, 2011
UNCG returns to the courts this weekend with GSU and The Citadel
After having its last two matches postponed by rain, UNCG’s men’s tennis team will return to action this weekend when it hosts Georgia Southern on Saturday and The Citadel on Sunday for a pair of Southern Conference contests at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
March 30, 2011
Contest at Gardner-Webb postponed by inclement weather
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG’s scheduled men’s tennis match at Gardner-Webb on Thursday has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather in the Boiling Springs, N.C., area. The contest will be rescheduled at a later date.
March 26, 2011
Sunday's men's tennis match postponed; no new date set yet
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG’s men’s tennis match against Furman on Sunday has been postponed by the threat of inclement weather in the Greensboro area. The contest will be rescheduled at a later date.
March 25, 2011
App State hands UNCG first SoCon loss of season, 6-1
BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State snapped UNCG’s seven-match winning streak and handed the Spartans their first Southern Conference loss of the season Friday, picking up a 6-1 win that was much closer than the final score indicated.
March 24, 2011
SoCon leader UNCG resumes league play at App State on Friday
First-place UNCG returns to Southern Conference action on Friday when it heads up to Boone, N.C., for a showdown with Appalachian State at the ASU Tennis Courts at 2 p.m. The event is App State’s home opener.
March 23, 2011
Spartans drop East Carolina 5-2 for seventh straight win
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG’s men’s tennis team took a 5-2 win over East Carolina on Wednesday, picking up its seventh straight victory.
March 22, 2011
UNCG to host East Carolina at UNCG Tennis Courts on Wednesday
After a season-high four-match road swing, UNCG’s men’s tennis team returns home to host East Carolina at the UNCG Tennis Courts on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
March 22, 2011
Seyrek named SoCon Player of the Week for second time this season
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG junior Orcun Seyrek was named the Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for matches played March 14-21, the league office announced Tuesday.
March 19, 2011
Spartans move to 4-0 in SoCon play with 5-2 win at Davidson
DAVIDSON, N.C. – UNCG moved to 4-0 in Southern Conference play with its sixth straight win Saturday, wrapping up a season-high four-match road swing with a 5-2 over Davidson.
March 18, 2011
League-leading Spartans back in action Saturday at Davidson
Southern Conference leader UNCG returns to league play Saturday when it wraps up a four-match road swing at Davidson. The match is set for 1 p.m. at the Wildcats’ Covington Tennis Courts.
March 17, 2011
UNCG rolls to fifth straight win, 5-2 over Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNCG won its fifth straight match Saturday, dropping Charlotte 5-2 at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
March 16, 2011
Men's tennis back in action at Charlotte on Thursday
Winner of four straight matches, UNCG steps out of conference when it heads down to Charlotte to take on the 49ers on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
March 12, 2011
Spartans roll to fourth straight win, 6-1 over Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – UNCG swept through singles play for its fourth straight win Saturday, moving to 3-0 in the Southern Conference with a 6-1 road victory over Chattanooga.
March 11, 2011
UNCG continues road trip at Chattanooga on Saturday
UNCG will look to stay atop the Southern Conference standings when it faces Chattanooga on the road Saturday at 1 p.m. at the UTC Tennis Courts.
March 10, 2011
UNCG moves to 2-0 in SoCon play with 5-2 win over Samford
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UNCG moved to 2-0 in the Southern Conference with its third straight win, a 5-2 road triumph over Samford on Thursday.
March 9, 2011
Spartans head to Birmingham, Ala., to take on Samford on Thursday
UNCG will try to win its second straight Southern Conference match and third straight overall when it takes on Samford in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday.
March 9, 2011
Seyrek named SoCon Player of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG junior Orcun Seyrek was named the Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday for his performance in matches Feb. 28 through March 6.
March 8, 2011
UNCG to host nonconference foe Longwood on Tuesday
After opening Southern Conference play with a win Saturday, UNCG steps back out of conference when it hosts Longwood at the UNCG Tennis Courts on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
March 8, 2011
Spartans top Longwood on Tuesday, 5-2
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG won its second straight match Tuesday, stepping out of conference play to down Longwood 5-2 at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
March 5, 2011
New-look Spartans open SoCon play with 6-1 win over Wofford
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Featuring a revamped lineup, UNCG won its Southern Conference opener for the third straight season, downing Wofford on Saturday 6-1 at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
March 4, 2011
Spartans set to open SoCon play Saturday vs. Wofford
UNCG’s men’s tennis team hosts Wofford on Saturday looking to win its Southern Conference opener for the third straight season. The match is slated for a 1 p.m. start at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
February 26, 2011
UNC Wilmington downs UNCG 6-1
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Redshirt freshman Zach Reece remained undefeated in singles play on the dual season, picking up UNCG’s lone win in a 6-1 loss at UNC Wilmington on Saturday.
February 25, 2011
UNCG heads to Wilmington for battle at UNCW
UNCG will try to move its record to 5-2 when it takes on UNC Wilmington on the road Saturday. The match is the Spartans’ final tune-up before opening Southern Conference play next weekend.
February 19, 2011
Spartans cruise past Navy, 6-1
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG snapped a two-match losing streak with a 6-1 win over Navy on Saturday at the Starmount Forest Country Club Indoor Courts. The Spartans won all six singles matches.
February 18, 2011
Campbell ends UNCG's 15-match home winning streak, 6-1
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG saw its 15-match home winning streak come to an end Friday at the hands of Campbell, which beat the Spartans 6-1 at the UNCG Tennis Courts.
February 17, 2011
Spartans host Campbell, Navy this weekend in men's tennis action
UNCG’s men’s tennis team will put its 15-match home winning streak on the line when it hosts a pair of matches this weekend, taking on Campbell at the UNCG Tennis Courts on Friday and Navy at the Starmount Forest Country Club Indoor Courts on Saturday.
February 12, 2011
UNCG suffers first loss of season at Old Dominion, 4-3
NORFOLK, Va. – UNCG won three of the six singles matches but it was not enough to earn the comeback win as the Spartans suffered their first loss of the season late Friday at Old Dominion, 4-3.
February 10, 2011
UNCG returns to action at Old Dominion on Friday
UNCG’s men’s tennis team will try for the first 4-0 start in the Thomas Mozur era when the Spartans take on Old Dominion on Friday at the Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Facility.
February 6, 2011
Spartans down USC Upstate on Sunday, 6-1
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG swept through the six singles matches after dropping a hotly contested doubles point, rallying past No. 61 USC Upstate on Sunday, 6-1.
February 5, 2011
UNCG picks up 4-3 road win over UNC Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNCG’s men’s tennis team moved to 2-0 on the dual season with a 4-3 win at UNC Asheville on Saturday, dropping the doubles point but winning four singles matches to claim victory.
February 4, 2011
Spartans hit the road for pair of nonconference matches
UNCG’s men’s tennis team hits the road for a pair of nonconference matches this weekend, with a Saturday tilt at UNC Asheville and a Sunday contest at USC Upstate.
January 22, 2011
Varapongsittikul sends UNCG past Winthrop 4-3 in dual opener
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG freshman Chanon Varapongsittikul won a three-set epic at No. 5 singles as the Spartans rallied past defending Big South champion Winthrop in their dual opener at the Starmount Forest Country Club Indoor Courts on Saturday, 4-3.
January 21, 2011
Spartans open spring schedule against Winthrop at Starmount on Saturday
UNCG’s men’s tennis team opens the spring portion of its schedule when it hosts Winthrop at the Starmount Forest Country Club Indoor Courts on Saturday at 4 p.m.
January 19, 2011
Seyrek ranked 11th in Carolina Regional by ITA
SKILLMAN, N.J. – UNCG junior Orcun Seyrek is the 11th-ranked singles player in the Carolina Regional in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.
October 17, 2010
Seyrek falls in fourth round at ITA Regional
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. UNCG junior Orcun Seyrek was knocked out of the ITA Carolinas Regional in the round of 16 early Sunday, falling to NC States Jamie Pulgar.
October 16, 2010
Seyrek advances to round of 16 at ITA Regional
DURHAM, N.C. UNCG junior Orcun Seyrek rallied twice to record three-set wins on Saturday to advance to Sundays fourth round at the ITA Carolinas Regional.
October 15, 2010
Two Spartans join Seyrek in second round at ITA
DURHAM, N.C. UNCG had five players begin singles play at the ITA Carolinas Regional on Friday and two moved on to the round of 64 after recording victories in opening round action.
October 14, 2010
UNCG opens play at ITA Carolinas Regional
DURHAM, N.C. UNCG had all three doubles teams advance in the first round of play at the ITA Carolinas Regional mens tennis tournament on Thursday, but then saw all three duos fall in the second round of action.
October 13, 2010
Spartans gear up for ITA Carolinas Regional
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. UNCGs mens tennis team will open play in the ITA Carolinas Regional on Thursday afternoon. This years regional will be played on the North Carolina and Duke campuses.
October 10, 2010
Reece and Roueche win doubles flight at Elon Invitational
ELON, N.C. Redshirt freshman Zach Reece lost his bid for his second straight singles title, but won a doubles flight championship alongside Jimmy Roueche on the final day of action at the Elon Mens Tennis Fall Invitational.
October 9, 2010
Reece advances to play in singles and doubles final on Sunday at Elon
ELON, N.C. UNCGs Zach Reece will play for his second singles flight title in as many weeks on Sunday after picking up two wins on Saturday at the Elon Mens Tennis Fall Invitational.
October 8, 2010
Sarioglu, Reece earn singles wins on first day at Elon Fall Invitational
ELON, N.C. UNCGs Amhet Sarioglu and Zach Reece each earned straight-set singles wins in the first day of action at the Elon Fall Invitational on Friday.
October 7, 2010
Spartans head to Elon for weekend tournament
ELON, N.C. - The UNCG men's tennis team returns to action this weekend when it travels across I-40 to backyard rival Elon for the Elon Invitational beginning Friday.
October 3, 2010
Three Spartans earn titles on final day at UTC Baras Collegiate
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Zach Reece earned a singles title and the tandem of Yaroslav Litus and Jacob Wright won a doubles crown on the final day of competition at the UTC Baras Collegiate Fall Classic on Sunday afternoon.
October 2, 2010
Three singles, one doubles to play in championships for UNCG at UTC Baras
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Five different Spartans will play for flight championships on Sunday at the UTC Baras Fall Classic after a successful Saturday afternoon for the UNCG mens tennis team.
October 1, 2010
UNCG opens strong at UTC Baras Collegiate mens tennis tourney
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Three Spartans advanced to the semfinal round of their respective singles brackets to highlight UNCGs first day of action at the UTC Baras Collegiate Fall Classic on Friday.
September 30, 2010
Spartans return to action at Steve Baras Fall Classic
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. UNCGs mens tennis team gets back to its fall slate this weekend after a three-week layoff, heading to Chattanooga for the Steve Baras Fall Classic at the Champions Club. UNCG's Orcun Seyrek is the top seed in Flight 1.
September 12, 2010
Seyrek, Varapongsittikul earn singles titles at UNCG Mens Tennis Fall Invitational
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNCGs Orcun Seyrek and Chanon Varapongsittikul earned flight titles as play concluded Sunday at the UNCG Mens Tennis Fall Invitational.
September 11, 2010
Rain shortens the second day at UNCG Fall Invitational
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Rain showers in the Greensboro area cut short the second day of the UNCG Men's Tennis Fall Invitational.
September 10, 2010
Meijs, Seyrek lead way as five Spartans advance to semifinals
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Timon Meijs and Orcun Seyrek both advanced to the semifinal round in flight A1 singles to lead the list of five Spartans earning spots in Saturday’s semifinal round at the UNCG Men’s Tennis Fall Intercollegiate on Friday.
September 9, 2010
Spartans set to open men's tennis season
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNCG will open its 2010-11 mens tennis season on Friday when it hosts the UNCG Fall Invitational Tournament at UNCG Courts.
July 26, 2010
UNCG announces 2010-11 men's tennis docket
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNCG men's tennis coach Thomas Mozur announced Tuesday his squad's schedule for the upcoming 2010-11 season, featuring a fall tournament at home for the second straight year and 10 spring season dual matches at home.
July 13, 2010
Construction continues in UNCG athletic complex
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three major projects continue to progress through the summer months in the UNCG athletic complex.
July 7, 2010
Twenty-four UNCG student-athletes named Academic All-SoCon
SPARTANBURG, S.C. Twenty-four UNCG student-athletes earned spots on the spring 2010 Academic All-Southern Conference Team, the league office announced Wednesday. The Spartans Joey Thompson (mens track and field) and Mikayla Rogers (womens tennis) accounted for two of the six perfect 4.0 GPAs in the league.