Men's Tennis Travels to Samford and then Chattanooga
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's tennis program continues conference play when it travels to play No. 59-ranked Samford Thursday, March 14, at 3 p.m., before heading to Chattanooga, Saturday, March 16 where play will begin at 1 p.m.
"We know that tomorrow's match will be highly competitive against Samford as always," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "I hope we can get off to a fast start and gain the momentum first. Doubles is very important."
The Spartans are coming off of a 4-0 victory over Texas-Pan American Tuesday, advancing their overall record to 7-0 and 2-0 in the SoCon.
UNCG won two of three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the match against Texas-Pan American.
The doubles point came down to No. 1 doubles as freshman Daniel Mack (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland) and junior Ahmet Sarioglu(Ankara, Turkey/METU Development Foundation) won a tight 8-6 match against Sebastien Job and Alejandro Sanoja. Mack and Sarioglu clinched the match after Sarioglu held on his serve.
In singles play, Mack won at No. 4 in an easy two sets against Sanoja, before Phillips took down Panditi at No. 3, 6-3, 6-3.
At No. 6, Albright clinched the match when he beat Alves, 6-3, 6-2.
The Spartans return to action when they head to Birmingham Alabama to face Samford (No. 61) Thursday, March 14 at 3 p.m.
Samford (6-4) improved its record at home this season to a near-perfect 5-1 on Sunday as the No. 59-ranked Bulldogs picked up a 7-0 win against former Ohio Valley Conference-rival Eastern Kentucky in a nonconference matchup held at the Samford Tennis Center.
Chattanooga is coming off of a 6-1 loss in a non-conference match at Gardner-Webb last Thursday, March 7. The Mocs fell to 6-5 overall.
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