DURHAM, N.C. – UNCG junior Orcun Seyrek rallied twice to record three-set wins on Saturday to advance to Sunday's fourth round at the ITA Carolinas Regional.
Seyrek dropped the first set to David Hopkins of Wake Forest, 2-6, before coming back to win 7-6 and 7-5 in the second round. The third round had a similar tale, with Seyrek falling to Coastal Carolina's Matt Gordon, 5-7, in the opening set before winning the next two sets 7-6 and 6-4.
The Spartans' Yaroslav Litus won his second round match over Peter Billingham from Coastal Carolina, but was eliminated by second-seeded Jose Hernandez from North Carolina.
Seyrek, the No. 13 seed, will face NC State's Jamie Pulgar, the No. 4 seed, in the fourth round at 9 a.m. Sunday.
SINGLES (UNCG only)
Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. David Hopkins (Wake Forest) 2-6, 7-6, 7-5
Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) def. Peter Billingham (Coastal Carolina) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Dominic Hodgson (NC State) def. Ahmet Sapioglu (UNCG) 6-4, 6-1
Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Matt Gordon (Coastal Carolina) 5-7, 7-6 (7-0), 6-4
Jose Hernandez (North Carolina) def. Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) 6-0, 6-0
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