Spartans drop road match at Coastal Carolina, 5-2
CONWAY, S.C. – UNCG got a pair of wins at the top of the singles lineup but dropped a road contest at Coastal Carolina on Tuesday, 5-2.
Orcun Seyrek rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 over Danny Heidecker to even the score after the Chanticleers (8-1) won the doubles point. Ahmet Sarioglu picked up the other point for UNCG (4-6), taking a 7-5, 3-6, 6-0 win over Leo Christofides at No. 2.
CCU won the remaining singles points to complete the victory. Yusuke Kusada, the reigning Big South Conference Player of the Week, earned a 6-3, 6-2 over Chanon Varapongsittikul at No. 3. Matias Di Pasquale downed Randy Phillips at No. 4, 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-5).
Garik Yedigarian downed Cameron Smith at No. 5, 6-2, 6-3, and Sam Barr clinched the match with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-0 win over Jimmy Roueche at No. 6.
In doubles play, Phillips and Varapongsittikul got UNCG off on the right foot with an 8-4 win over Heidicker and Yedigarian at No. 2.
Barr and John Karle pulled the Chants even with an 8-3 win over Roueche and Smith at No. 3, and Di Pasquale and Kusada clinched the point for CCU with an 8-6 win over Seyrek and Sarioglu at No. 1.
UNCG returns to Southern Conference play at The Citadel on Thursday at 1 p.m.
Coastal Carolina 5, UNCG 2
1. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Danny Heidecker (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-1
2. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Leo Christofides (COASTAL) 7-5, 3-6, 6-0
3. Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) def. C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) 6-3, 6-2
4. Matias Di Pasquale (COASTAL) def. Randy Phillips (UNCG) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-5)
5. Garik Yedigarian (COASTAL) def. Cameron Smith (UNCG) 6-2, 6-3
6. Sam Barr (COASTAL) def. Jimmy Roueche (UNCG) 6-2, 1-6, 6-0
1. Matias Di Pasquale/Yusuke Kusuda (COASTAL) def. Orcun Seyrek/Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) 8-6
2. Randy Phillips/C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. Danny Heidecker/Garik Yedigarian (COASTAL) 8-4
3. John Karle/Sam Barr (COASTAL) def. Jimmy Roueche/Cameron Smith (UNCG) 8-3
Coastal Carolina 8-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,5,3,6,4,2)
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