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Furman Blanks The Citadel, 7-0

Andrew Mellow
Andrew Mellow

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Furman men's tennis team blanked The Citadel, 7-0, Saturday at the Earle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C. 

The Paladins swept the doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Junior Alex Christ and freshman Matt Browne teamed up to defeat David Orces and Oliver Dedding, 8-5, in the top spot, while the duo of sophomore Jacob Behal and senior Tyler Droll topped Alex Howle and Peter Bleach, 8-4, at flight two.  In the third doubles contest, senior Andrew Mellow and sophomore Luke Synn recorded an 8-3 victory over JC Pauli and Dillon Berkabile.

In singles play, Mellow notched a 7-5, 6-2 win versus Orces at flight one, and Christ bested Berkabile, 6-2, 6-1, in the second singles match-up.  At number three, Browne posted a 6-3, 7-6 advantage over Bleach, while Behal beat Dedding, 6-1, 6-1, at flight four.  Synn defeated Elliott Sperr, 6-4, 7-6, at number five, and Droll posted a 6-1, 6-2 win over Jackson Pride at flight six to complete the sweep.

Furman (5-12, 2-4 SoCon) will entertain Appalachian State Wednesday at 3 p.m.


Furman 7, The Citadel Men's Tennis 0
Mar 30, 2013 at Charleston, S.C. (Earle Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. David Orces (CIT) 7-5, 6-2

2. Alex Christ (FUR) def. Dillon Berkabile (CIT) 6-2, 6-1

3. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Peter Bleach (CIT) 6-3, 7-6

4. Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Oliver Dedding (CIT) 6-1, 6-1

5. Luke Synn (FUR) def. Elliott Sperr (CIT) 6-4, 7-6

6. Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Jackson Pride (CIT) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) def. David Orces/Oliver Dedding (CIT) 8-5

2. Jacob Behal/Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Alex Howle/Peter Bleach (CIT) 8-4

3. Andrew Mellow/Luke Synn (FUR) def. JC Pauli/Dillon Berkabile (CIT) 8-3


Match Notes

Furman 5-12

The Citadel Men's Tennis 7-10