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UNC Greensboro Blanks Furman, 7-0

Joel Cook
Joel Cook

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro swept the singles matches and took two out of three doubles victories to blank Furman, 7-0, Tuesday at the UNCG Tennis Courts in Greensboro, N.C.

The Paladins came out strong at number one doubles, as senior Andrew Mellow and junior Joel Cook defeated James Dougherty and Randy Phillips, 8-4, but the Spartans answered with wins in the remaining matches to earn the opening point.  Daniel Mack and Ahmet Sarioglu teamed up for an 9-8 (7-5) victory over junior Alex Christ and freshman Matt Browne in a close match at flight two, and Cameron Smith and Gaston Murray notched an 8-5 win versus sophomore Luke Synn and freshman Ben Horst in the third doubles contest.

In singles action, Sarioglu held on for a 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (12-10) defeat of Mellow in the top spot, and Dougherty handled Cook, 6-3, 6-2 at number two.  Murray eeked by Christ, 7-5, 6-7 (7-2), 1-0 (9-7) in the flight three match-up, and Phillips defeated Browne, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 at number four.  In the flight five contest, Mack recorded a 7-6 (6-4), 6-2 victory over sophomore Jacob Behal, while Smith closed out the sweep with a 6-1, 6-3 win versus junior Nate Collins.

Furman (2-11, 0-3 SoCon) returns home to face Emory Friday at 3 p.m.


UNCG 7, Furman 0
Mar 19, 2013 at (UNCG Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Andrew Mellow (FUR) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (12-10)

2. James Dougherty (UNCG) def. Joel Cook (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

3. Gaston Murray (UNCG) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 7-5, 6-7 (7-2), 1-0 (9-7)

4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Matt Browne (FUR) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

5. Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 7-6 (6-4), 6-2

6. Cameron Smith (UNCG) def. Nate Collins (FUR) 6-1, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Andrew Mellow/Joel Cook (FUR) def. James Dougherty/Randy Phillips (UNCG) 8-4

2. Daniel Mack/Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) 9-8 (7-5)

3. Cameron Smith/Gaston Murray (UNCG) def. Luke Synn/Ben Horst (FUR) 8-5


Match Notes

Furman 2-11, 0-3 (SoCon)

UNCG 8-2, 3-2 (SoCon)

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