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Georgia Southern Downs Furman, 4-3

Tyler Droll
Tyler Droll

STATESBORO, GA. – Georgia Southern clinched the doubles point and won three out of the top four singles matches to down Furman, 4-3, Tuesday afternoon at the Hanner Tennis Complex in Statesboro, Ga. 

The Paladins grabbed a quick 8-3 win at flight three doubles, as senior Andrew Mellow and sophomore Luke Synn topped Alex Doherty and Marco Osorio.  The Eagles evened the match when Andrew Drowsky and Rayana Djouad teamed up for an 8-3 victory over sophomore Jacob Behal and senior Tyler Droll in the number two match, then Matthijs Verdam and Oliver Webb clinched the opening point for Georgia Southern with an 8-5 advantage over junior Alex Christ and freshman Matt Brown in the top contest.

In singles action, Droll notched a quick 6-4, 6-3 win over Rafael Racy at number six to put the Paladins on the board, but Djoud bested Christ, 6-2, 7-6(7-5) in the flight two match-up to give the Eagles a 2-1 advantage.  A. Codina Sala increased Georgia Southern's lead to 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Behal at number four. 

Synn kept Furman in the match, defeating Marco Osorio 6-2, 6-4 at flight five to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Dromsky recorded a 6-1, 7-5 win over Mellow in the top spot to clinch the match for the Eagles.  At number three, Brown posted a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory versus Verdam in the final match of the day.

Furman (3-12, 0-4 SoCon) returns home to entertain Chattanooga Friday at noon.   


Georgia Southern 4, Furman 3
Mar 26, 2013 at Statesboro, Ga., (Hanner Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Andrew Dromsky (GSUM) def. Andrew Mellow (FUR) 6-1, 7-5

2. Rayane Djouad (GSUM) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

3. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Matthijs Verdam (GSUM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

4. A. Codina Sala (GSUM) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

5. Luke Synn (FUR) def. Marco Osorio (GSUM) 6-2, 6-4

6. Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Rafael Racy (GSUM) 6-4, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Matthijs Verdam/Oliver Webb (GSUM) def. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) 8-5

2. Andrew Dromsky/Rayane Djouad (GSUM) def. Jacob Behal/Tyler Droll (FUR) 8-3

3. Andrew Mellow/Luke Synn (FUR) def. Alex Doherty/Marco Osorio (GSUM) 8-3


Match Notes

Furman 3-12 (0-4, SoCon)

Georgia Southern 8-6 (4-2, SoCon)

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