CARY, N.C. -- Senior Andrew Mellow reached the round of 16 in the singles main draw to lead the Furman men's tennis team at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships, which showcased the top men's tennis players from the states of North Carolina and South Carolina at the Cary Tennis Park this weekend.
Mellow earned a bye in the first round then defeated Jo Ho of Wake Forest, 6-3, 6-2, in the second round. In the round of 32, Mellow notched a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Joran Vilegen of East Carolina before falling 6-3, 6-2 to North Carolina's Esben Hess-Olesen in the round of 16.
Paladin freshman Matt Browne beat Leo Christofides of Coastal Carolina, 6-3, 6-4, in the tournament's opening round of singles then dropped a 6-4, 7-5 decision to Elon's Brian Kowlski in the round of 64.
In the doubles main draw, Mellow teamed with junior Joel Cook to beat Andrew Brigham and William O'Connell of Presbyterian, 8-3, in the opening round of competition. The duo was defeated by Clemson's Dominique Maden and Yannick Maden, 8-6, in the round of 32.
Furman will compete at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala., November 2-4.
Complete Furman Results
USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships
Singles Main Draw
Rd 128 Sean Weber (N.C. State) def. Joel Cook (FUR), 6-1, 6-4
Rd 128 Conner Daly (UNC) def. Tyler Droll (FUR), 6-2, 6-4
Rd 128 Matt Browne (FUR) def. Leo Christofides (Costal Car.), 6-3, 6-4
Rd 64 Brian Kowlski (Elon) def. Matt Browne (FUR), 6-4, 7-5
Rd 64 Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Jo Ho (Wake Forest), 6-3, 6-2
Rd 32 Andrew Mellow (FUR)def. Joran Vilegen (ECU), 6-2, 6-2
Rd 16 Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC) def. Andrew Mellow (FUR), 6-3, 6-2
Rd 64 Sam Bloom (Wake Forest) def. Joel Cook (FUR), 6-1, 6-3
Rd 64 Harry Menzies (USC) def. Tyler Droll (FUR), 6-4, 6-4
Doubles Main Draw
Rd 64 Berghaus/Mills (PC) def. Browne/Droll (FUR), 8-5
Rd 64 Cook/Mellow (FUR) def. Brigham/O'Connell (PC), 8-3
Rd 32 Maden/Maden (Clemson) def. Cook/Mellow (FUR), 8-6
Rd 16 Lindgren/Madrid (Elon) def. Browne/Droll (FUR), 8-4