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Alabama Downs Furman, 6-1

Alabama Downs Furman, 6-1

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. – The Alabama men's tennis team swept the doubles and was victorious in five out of six singles matches to down Furman, 6-1, Saturday at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Crimson Tide recorded wins in all three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point.  Jarryd Botha and David Vieryra recorded an 8-5 win over senior Andrew Mellow and junior Joel Cook in the top match-up, while B. O'Shaughnessey and Daniil Proskura topped junior Alex Christ and freshman Matt Browne, 8-4, at number two doubles.  In the flight three match, Carlos Taborga and Philippe Tsangarides defeated senior Tyler Droll and sophomore Jacob Behal, 8-6.

In singles competition, 122nd-ranked Botha posted a 6-3, 3-6, 13-11 flight one win over Mellow, and O'Shaughnessey, ranked 86th nationally, bested Christ, 6-1, 6-2 at number two.   In the third singles match, Proskura notched a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Cook, before Behal defeated Tsangarides, 6-2, 2-6, 10-4, to put the Paladins on the board.  Taborga posted a 6-4, 6-3 win over Browne at number five singles, while Harris Barnard defeated senior Robbie Aru, 6-1, 6-3, at flight six.

Furman (2-5) will play at Georgia Sunday at 1 p.m.

Alabama 6, Furman 1
Feb. 23, 2013 at Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Fac.)

Singles competition

1. #122 Jarryd Botha (UA) def. Andrew Mellow (FUR) 6-3, 3-6, 13-11

2. #86 B. O'Shaughnessey (UA) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 6-1, 6-2

3. Daniil Proskura (UA) def. Joel Cook (FUR) 6-2, 6-4

4. Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Philippe Tsangarides (UA) 6-2, 2-6, 10-4

5. Carlos Taborga (UA) def. Matt Browne (FUR) 6-4, 6-3

6. Harris Barnard (UA) def. Robbie Aru (FUR) 6-1, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Jarryd Botha/David Vieyra (UA) def. Andrew Mellow/Joel Cook (FUR) 8-5

2. B. O'Shaughnessey/Daniil Proskura (UA) def. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) 8-4

3. Carlos Taborga/Philippe Tsangarides (UA) def. Tyler Droll/Jacob Behal (FUR) 8-6


Match Notes

Furman 2-5

Alabama 8-3

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,5,3,6,4,1)

T-2:57 A-87