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College of Charleston Slips Past Furman, 4-3

Andrew Mellow
Andrew Mellow

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The College of Charleston slipped past Furman, 4-3, Wednesday in Southern Conference men's tennis action at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

Brice Allanic and Charlie Ghriskey defeated Paladin junior Joel Cook and senior Andrew Mellow, 8-4, in the top doubles match to open play, before Furman senior Tyler Droll and sophomore Jacob Behal held on for a 9-7 victory over Alon Faiman and Zack Lewis at number three doubles.  In the decisive flight two match-up, College of Charleston's Sebastian Lopez and Crescente Lesser notched a 9-7 win versus freshman Matt Browne and junior Alex Christ to clinch the doubles point.

In singles action, Mellow quickly bested Allanic, 6-1, 6-1, at number one to put the Paladins on the board.  Lewis recorded a 7-5, 6-3, win versus Droll in the flight six match, and Ghriskey topped Behal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, in the flight four contest to give the Cougars a 3-1 advantage. 

Cook's 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 win over Lesser at number three singles cut the deficit to 3-2, but Lopez came from behind to clinch the match for College of Charleston with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory versus Christ.  At number five, Browne closed out a 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 win over Faiman. 

Furman (2-9, 0-1 SoCon) hits the road for two key SoCon matches in the coming week.  The Paladins play at Elon Sunday at 1 p.m. then travel to UNC Greensboro Tuesday at 2 p.m.


College of Charleston 4, Furman 3
Mar 14, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Brice Allanic (COFC) 6-1, 6-1

2. Sebastian Lopez (COFC) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

3. Joel Cook (FUR) def. Crescente Lesser (COFC) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

4. Charlie Ghriskey (COFC) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

5. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Alon Faiman (COFC) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3

6. Zack Lewis (COFC) def. Tyler Droll (FUR) 7-5, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Brice Allanic/Charlie Ghriskey (COFC) def. Joel Cook/Andrew Mellow (FUR) 8-4

2. Sebastian Lopez/Crescente Lesser (COFC) def. Matt Browne/Alex Christ (FUR) 9-7

3. Tyler Droll/Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Alon Faiman/Zack Lewis (COFC) 9-7


Match Notes

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