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Furman Snaps Losing Streak With 6-1 Win Over Emory

Andrew Mellow
Andrew Mellow

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman men's tennis team snapped a seven-match losing streak Friday with a 6-1 win over Emory at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

In the opening doubles round, Emory's Elliott Kahler and Ian Wagner defeated senior Andrew Mellow and junior Joel Cook, 8-6, in the top spot, and Paladin sophomore Jacob Behal and senior Tyler Droll posted an 8-5 victory over Ayush Bajoria and Williams at flight three to set up the decisive match at number two doubles.  Following a 6-6 tie, Furman came through with a win to clinch the doubles point, as junior Alex Christ and freshman Matt Browne topped Jackson Isaacs and Alex Ruderman, 8-6.

The Paladins won five out of six matches in singles play.  Mellow bested Ruderman, 6-4, 6-1 at flight one, and Cook pulled through a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win versus Kahler in the number three match.   Browne held on for a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Rafe Mosetick at number four.  In the flight five match, Behal defeated Adams, 6-2, 6-2, while sophomore Luke Synn notched a 6-1, 7-5 advantage versus Simon Lavoie-Perusse in the flight six match-up. 

The Eagles lone win came at number two singles, where Wagner came from behind for a 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 victory over Christ.

Furman (3-11, 0-3 SoCon) will play at Georgia Southern Tuesday at 2 p.m.


Furman 6, Emory University 1
Mar 21, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Alex Ruderman (EUM) 6-4, 6-1

2. Ian Wagner (EUM) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 6-7, 7-5, 1-0

3. Joel Cook (FUR) def. Elliott Kahler (EUM) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

4. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Rafe Mosetick (EUM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

5. Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Will Adams (EUM) 6-2, 6-2

6. Luke Synn (FUR) def. Simon Lavoie-Perusse (EUM) 6-1, 7-5


Doubles competition

1. Elliott Kahler/Ian Wagner (EUM) def. Andrew Mellow/Joel Cook (FUR) 8-6

2. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) def. Jackson Isaacs/Alex Ruderman (EUM) 8-6

3. Jacob Behal/Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Ayush Bajoria/Will Adams (EUM) 8-5


Match Notes

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