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Browne Leads Paladins At Bulldog Invitational

Matt Browne
Matt Browne

ATHENS, GA. – Freshman Matt Browne notched three singles wins to lead the Furman men's tennis team at the Bulldog Invitational, held in Athens, Ga., this weekend.  The tournament featured three schools, Armstrong Atlantic, Georgia, and Furman, in a round-robin format. 

On Friday, Browne defeated Georgia's Casey Kay, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, and Armstrong Atlantic's Pablo Gor, 6-4, 6-4.  In Saturday singles action, Browne posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Will Oliver of Georgia. 

In doubles play, the Paladin duo of junior Alex Christ and senior Tyler Droll beat Austin Smith and Eric Diaz of Georgia, 9-7.

The Paladins will compete at the Duck Worth Invitational in Clemson, S.C., Oct. 12-14.


Complete Furman Results

Bulldog Invitational

October 5, 2012



Alex Christ/Tyler Droll (FUR) d. Austin Smith/Eric Diaz (UGA), 9-7

Sven Lalic/Matus Mydla (AA) d. Matt Browne/Ben Horst (FUR), 8-2



Eric Diaz (UGA) d. Tyler Droll (FUR), 6-1, 7-6(7)

Dan Regan (AA) d. Alex Christ (FUR), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Matt Browne (FUR) d. Casey Kay (UGA), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Sven Lalic (AA) d. Ben Horst (FUR), 6-4, 6-0



Austin Smith (UGA) d. Tyler Droll (FUR) , 6-1, 6-4

Will Oliver (UGA) d. Ben Horst (FUR), 6-4, 7-5

Georgi  Rumenov (AA) d. Alex Christ (FUR), 6-1, 6-1

Matt Browne (FUR) d. Pablo Gor (AA), 6-4, 6-4


Saturday, October 6, 2012


Will Oliver/Casey Kay (UGA) def. Matt Browne/Ben Horst (FU) 8-6

Dan Regan/Georgi Rumenov (AA) def. Alex Christ/Tyler Droll (FU) 8-1



Marco Nunez (UGA) def. Alex Christ (FU) 7-6, 6-4

Austin Smith (UGA) def. Matt Browne (FU) 6-1, 6-4

Georgi Rumenov (AA) def. Ben Horst (FU), 6-1, 6-0

Sven Lalic (AA) def. Tyler Droll (FU), 6-1, 6-3



Matt Browne (FU) def. Will Oliver (UGA), 6-2, 6-4

Matus Mydla (AA) def. Alex Christ (FU), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Pablo Gor (AA) def. Ben Horst (FU), 6-4, 6-4


Sunday, October 7


Will Oliver/Austin Smith (UGA) d. Alex Christ/Tyler Droll (FUR), 9-8(2)

Pablo Gor/Jaan Kononov (AA) d. Matt Browne/Ben Horst (FUR), 8-6



Casey Kay (UGA) d. Tyler Droll (FUR), 6-3, 6-2

Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) d. Matt Browne (FUR), 6-3, 6-1

Jaan Kononov (AA) d. Ben Horst (FUR), 6-2, 6-1

Pablo Gor (AA) d. Alex Christ (FUR), 6-2, 6-0