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Paladins Pick Up First League Win With 6-1 Victory Over Chattanooga

Matt Browne
Matt Browne

GREENVILLE, S.C. --  The Furman men's tennis team picked up its first Southern Conference win of the season with a 6-1 victory over Chattanooga Friday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

The Paladins won the top two doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Junior Alex Christ and rookie Matt Brooke topped Ankit Chopra and John Peacey, 8-4, at flight one, and sophomore Jacob Behal and senior Tyler Droll defeated Roberto Vieira and William Disterdick, 8-3, at number two.  The Mocs were victorious at flight three, as Manuel Barroetavena and Jackson Tresnan recorded an 8-4 win over sophomore Luke Synn and senior Andrew Mellow.

Furman won five out of six singles matches, as Mellow bested Vieira, 6-4, 7-5, at flight one, and Browne notched a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 advantage over Chopra in the number three spot.  In the flight four contest, Behal beat Chris Smith, 6-2, 6-2, and Synn posted a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 win versus Pavels Grigorjevs at number five.  Droll came from behind to defeat Tresnan, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-0 (10-6), at flight six to round out the Paladin victories. 

Chattanooga's lone singles win came at flight two, where Barroetavena defeated Christ, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Furman (4-12, 1-4 SoCon) will play at The Citadel Saturday at 1 p.m.


Furman 6, Chattanooga 1
Mar 29, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Roberto Vieira (UTC) 6-4, 7-5

2. Manuel Barroetavena (UTC) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

3. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Ankit Chopra (UTC) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

4. Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Chris Smith (UTC) 6-2, 6-2

5. Luke Synn (FUR) def. Pavels Grigorjevs (UTC) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

6. Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Jackson Tresnan (UTC) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-0 (10-6)


Doubles competition

1. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) def. Ankit Chopra/John Peacey (UTC) 8-4

2. Jacob Behal/Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Roberto Vieira/William Disterdick (UTC) 8-3

3. Manuel Barroetavena/Jackson Tresnan (UTC) def. Luke Synn/Andrew Mellow (FUR) 8-4


Match Notes

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