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Furman's Ivankovic, Synn Win Flight Championships At 2012 Duckworth Fall Classic

2012 Furman Men's Tennis
2012 Furman Men's Tennis

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Junior Sven Ivankovic teamed with Sven Lalic of Armstrong Atlantic State to win the flight two doubles championship, while sophomore Luke Synn claimed the flight three singles championship this weekend at the 2012 Duckworth Fall Classic at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C.

Ivankovic and Lalic beat Stuart Tierney and Oliver Strecker of Lipscomb, 8-5, in the tournament's opening round then notched an 8-3 win over Gustav Anderson and Javier Capriles of Augusta State.  In the championship match, the duo defeated David Orces and Elliott Sperr of the Citadel, 8-4.  

At flight three singles, Synn beat Augusta State's Kenneth Mooney, 6-3, 6-0, in round one then recorded a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Victor Dias of Mercer.  He posted a 6-4, 7-6(3) win over Lipscomb's Colby Shaw in the championship round.

Furman senior Robbie Aru placed third after defeating Victor Cabellos of Augusta State, 6-2, 6-2, in flight one singles action, and senior Tyler Droll claimed wins over Augusta State's Gustav Anderson (6-4, 6-2) and Victor Gaimares (6-4, 6-1) for third place in flight two.  Sophomore Richard Casagrande claimed third place in flight four singles after beating Max Coulomb of Augusta State, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in round one then posting a 6-3, 6-0 win over Arsav Mohanty of Mercer in the final round.

In other doubles action, Aru and Droll posted an 8-6 win over Augusta State's Jan Labas and Romaine Brunie in the opening round of flight one, and Synn and Casagrande beat Lipscomb's Miguel Cortez and John Tougher, 8-6, in flight two.

Furman will compete at the ITA Carolinas Regional in Carey, N.C., beginning Oct. 18.


Furman Complete Results


Flight 1

Oliver Strecker (LU) def. Robbie Aru (FU), 6-2, 5-7, 6-0

Robbie Aru (FU) def. Victor Cabellos (ASU), 6-2, 6-2

3rd Place Robbie Aru (FU) def. Jan Labas (ASU), retired

Flight 2

Arnav Mohanty (MU) def. Tyler Droll (FU), 6-0, 6-3

Tyler Droll (FU) def. Gustav Anderson (ASU), 6-4, 6-2

3rd Place Tyler Droll (FU) def. Victor Gaimares (ASU), 6-4, 6-1

Austin Ansari (Unt) def. Sven Ivankovic (FU), 6-2, 6-3

Victor Gaimares (ASU) def. Sven Ivankovic (FU), 6-4, 2-6, 10-4

7th Place Sven Ivankovic (FU) def. Gustav Anderson (ASU), 6-3, 6-2

Flight 3

Luke Synn (FU) def. Kenneth Mooney (ASU), 6-3, 6-0

Luke Synn (FU) def. Victor Dias (MU), 6-0, 6-3

Championship Match Luke Synn (FU) def. Colby Shaw (LU), 6-4, 7-6(3)

Flight 4

Richard Casagrande (FU) def. Max Coulomb (ASU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Miguel Cortez (LU) def. Richard Casagrande (FU), 6-2, 6-4

3rd Place Richard Casagrande (FU) def. Arsav Mohanty (MU), 6-3, 6-0



Flight 1

Aru/Droll (FU) def. Labas/Brunie (ASU), 8-6

Kononov/Mydla (AASU) def. Aru/Droll (FU), 8-2

3rd Place Dias/Touchner (MU) def. Aru/Droll (FU), 9-7

Flight 2

Mooney/Coulomb (ASU) def. Synn/Casagrande (FU), 8-3

Synn/Casagrande (FU) def. Cortez/Tougher (LU), 8-6

3rd Place Emmet/Delise (MU) def. Synn/Casagrande (FU), 8-3

Lalic (AASU)/Ivankovic (FU) def. Tierney/Strecker (LU), 8-5

Lalic (AASU)/Ivankovic (FU) def. Anderson/Capriles (ASU), 8-3

Championship Match Lalic (AASU)/Ivankovic (FU) def. Orces/Sperr (CIT), 8-4