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Furman Tops Wofford, 4-3

Luke Synn
Luke Synn

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Furman men's tennis team won the doubles point then collected three quick singles victories in straight-sets to clinch the team victory and top Wofford, 4-3, Wednesday at the Reeves Tennis Center in Spartanburg, S.C. 

The Paladins swept the doubles matches to open play.  Senior Andrew Mellow and junior Joel Cook teamed up to defeat Rob Galloway and Jackson Keith, 8-5, in the top flight, and junior Alex Christ and freshman Matt Browne recorded an 8-7 win versus Walker Heffron and Tom Wodd at number two.  The Furman duo of sophomore Jacob Behal and senior Tyler Droll handed Parks Thompson and David Sklar an 8-2 defeat in the third doubles match-up.

In singles play, sophomore Luke Synn blanked David Sklar, 6-0, 6-0, at number six to extend the Paladin lead, before Browne topped Keith, 6-3, 6-4, at flight three to push the Paladin advantage to 3-0.  Mellow then clinched the Furman win with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Galloway at number one.

The Terriers won the three remaining singles matches.  Drew Superstein came from behind to defeat Christ, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0(10-8) at number two, then Heffron held on for a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(10-3) advantage over Cook at flight four.  Wood recorded a 7-6(7-5), 6-4, win versus Behal at number five to close out the match.

Furman (8-12, 5-4 SoCon) concludes the regular season on Saturday when the Paladins take on Davidson at 1 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.  The Paladins will honor the team's three seniors in their final home match. 

Wofford falls to 3-12 overall and 1-7 in the SoCon with the loss.


Furman 4, Wofford 3
Apr 10, 2013 at Spartanburg, S.C. (Reeves Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. Rob Galloway (WOFM) 7-5, 6-1

2. Drew Superstein (WOFM) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)

3. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Jackson Keith (WOFM) 6-3, 6-4

4. Walker Heffron (WOFM) def. Joel Cook (FUR) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3)

5. Tom Wood (WOFM) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

6. Luke Synn (FUR) def. David Sklar (WOFM) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Andrew Mellow/Joel Cook (FUR) def. Rob Galloway/Jackson Keith (WOFM) 8-5

2. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) def. Walker Heffron/Tom Wood (WOFM) 8-7

3. Jacob Behal/Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Parks Thompson/David Sklar (WOFM) 8-2


Match Notes

Furman 8-12, 5-4

Wofford 3-12, 1-7

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