Spartans cruise past Georgia Southern, 6-1
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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.
Yaroslav Litus and Jacob Wright got the Spartans (12-4, 5-1 SoCon) off to a quick start with an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles over Thomas Bekkers and Edio Castanhel. Orcun Seyrek and Timion Meijs followed suit, rallying from a 2-0 deficit to down Juan Melian Puigventos and Matthijs Verdam 8-4 at No. 1 to lock up the doubles point for UNCG.
Sarioglu was the first to wrap things up in singles play, dropping Castanhel 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4. Wright made quick work of Sebastien Felt at No. 6, cruising to a 6-1, 6-0 win.
Puigventos got the Eagles (9-8, 2-3 SoCon) on the board at No. 1, dropping Seyrek 6-1, 6-2. Meijs clinched the match for the Spartans just moments later, however, putting the finishing touches on his 6-3, 6-1 win over Verdam at No. 2.
Varapongsittikul defeated Mark Paetz at No. 5, 6-4, 6-2, while Litus needed three sets to top Garrido 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 3.
The weather was certainly a factor Saturday, as the team had to battle gusts topping 30 mph that ripped through the courts and altered several shots.
UNCG has a short turnaround before its next opponent, as the Spartans host The Citadel on Sunday at noon.
UNCG 6, Georgia Southern 1
1. J. Melian Puigventos (GSU) def. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) 6-1, 6-2
2. Timion Meijs (UNCG) def. Matthijs Verdam (GSU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) def. Alain Garrido (GSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
4. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Edio Castanhel (GSU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Ch. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. Mark Paetz (GSU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Jacob Wright (UNCG) def. Sebastien Felt (GSU) 6-1, 6-0
1. Orcun Seyrek/Timion Meijs (UNCG) def. J. Melian Puigventos/Matthijs Verdam (GSU) 8-4
2. Yaroslav Litus/Jacob Wright (UNCG) def. Thomas Bekkers/Edio Castanhel (GSU) 8-1
3. Ahmet Sarioglu/Ch. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. Derrick Davison/Alain Garrido (GSU) 8-4
Georgia Southern 9-8, 2-3 SoCon
UNCG 12-4, 5-1 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,6,1,2,5,3)
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