ROCK HILL, S.C. – UNCG's men's tennis team suffered a 7-0 setback at Winthrop on Thursday.
Orcun Seyrek and Ahmet Sarioglu picked up the lone win of the day for the Spartans (3-5), topping Nadav Ruppin and Guy Kubin at No. 1 doubles, 8-6.
UNCG very nearly pulled out the doubles point at No. 2, but Dylan Comerford and Rich Meade earned the 9-7 win over the Spartans' Randy Phillips and Chanon Varapongsittikul. Yuta Hirokawa and Luka Stanic downed Jimmy Roueche and Cameron Smith at No. 3 as the Eagles clinched the point.
Winthrop made a clean sweep of it in singles play, with Nos. 2 and 3 going to super tiebreakers. At No. 2, Kubi rebounded from a first-set loss to top Sarioglu, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0. Comerford also overcame a first-set loss to Varapongsittikul at No. 3, taking the 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 win.
At No. 1, Ruppin topped Seyrek, 6-0, 6-4. Hirokawa dropped Phillips 6-1, 6-4 at No. 4, Stanic defeated Smith at No. 5, 6-3, 6-2, and Meade took a 6-4, 6-4 win over Roueche at No. 6.
UNCG returns to action March 4 when it opens Southern Conference play at Georgia Southern at noon.
Winthrop 7, UNCG 0
1. Nadav Ruppin (WU) def. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) 6-0, 6-4
2. Guy Kubi (WU) def. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0
3. Dylan Comerford (WU) def. C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0
4. Yuta Hirokawa (WU) def. Randy Phillips (UNCG) 6-1, 6-4
5. Luka Stanic (WU) def. Cameron Smith (UNCG) 6-3, 6-2
6. Rich Meade (WU) def. Jimmy Roueche (UNCG) 6-4, 6-4
1. Orcun Seyrek/Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Nadav Ruppin/Guy Kubi (WU) 8-6
2. Dylan Comerford/Rich Meade (WU) def. Randy Phillips/C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) 9-7
3. Yuta Hirokawa/Luka Stanic (WU) def. Jimmy Roueche/Cameron Smith (UNCG) 8-4
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