WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sophomore Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C. / Ragsdale) and freshman Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista) lead the Spartans with an 8-4 doubles win against ODU's Zvonimir Podvinski and Darragh Glavin, before picking up a tie-breaking win against Wake Forest's John Ho and Anthony Delcore, 9-8 (7-3).
"Gaston and Cameron had the win of the day in doubles against Wake Forest," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "Cameron saved the day with a three set win over Furman."
Junior Jimmy Roueche (Greensboro, N.C. / Grimsley) and freshman William Albright (Greensboro, N.C. / Grimsley) took down Elon's Dan Sablik and Chris Geaslen, 9-7, but fell to Jesse Feder and Paul Nahon from Richmond, 9-7 in quarterfinals.
Freshmen James Flynn (Plantation, Fla. / American Heritage) and Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla. / Lakeland) teamed up to beat ETSU's Conner Knox and Fernando Amon, 8-5, before dropping the C doubles quarterfinals match to Davidson's Robert Lightbourne and Alex Howard, 8-3.
Smith ended day one of the tournament with the teams lone singles win, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 against Ben Horst from Furman.
Sophomore Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood) advanced to round two of the A flight singles by withdrawal of David Hopkins from Wake Forest.
Freshman James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) fell 6-4, 6-4 to Adam Lee from Wake Forest in A-2 singles, while Murray lost in a three set match against Duke's Dan McCall, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Play at the Wake Forest Invitational continues Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 9 a.m.
2012 Wake Forest Invitational results (Day One)
Randy Phillips (UNCG) vs. David Hopkins (Wake Forest), w/o
Adam Lee (Wake Forest) defeated James Dougherty (UNCG), 6-4, 6-4
Dan McCall (Duke) defeated Gaston Murray (UNCG), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Harry Kelleher (Longwood) defeated William Albright (UNCG), 6-4, 6-1
Taylor Meyer (UNC) defeated Daniel Mack (UNCG), 6-4, 6-1
Will Welte (Richmond) defeated James Flynn (UNCG), 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
Dylan Trent (Richmond) defeated Jimmy Roueche (UNCG), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Cameron Smith (UNCG) defeated Ben Horst (Furman), 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Silverman/Fortmann (Elon) defeated Dougherty/Phillips (UNCG), 8-6
A Doubles (Cons.)
Lopez/Ochogavia (ODU) defeated Dougherty/Phillips (UNCG), 8-6
Smith/Murray (UNCG) defeated Podvinski/Glavin (ODU), 8-4
Smith/Murray (UNCG) defeated Ho/Delcore (Wake), 9-8 (7-3)
Albright/Roueche (UNCG) defeated Sablik/Geaslen (Elon), 9-7
Feder/Nahon (Richmond) defeated Albright/Roueche (UNCG), 9-7
Flynn/Mack (UNCG) defeated Knox/Amon (ETSU), 8-5
Howard/Lightbourne (Davidson) defeated Flynn/Mack (UNCG), 8-3
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