Elon Downs Furman In SoCon Quarterfinals

Matt Browne

BURLINGTON, N.C. – The Elon men's tennis team notched four singles victories to down Furman, 4-0, Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Tournament at the Burlington Tennis Center in Burlington, N.C., ending the Paladins' season.

Due to the threat of inclement weather in the Burlington area, the match began with singles play instead of doubles.

Robert Lindgren recorded a 6-4, 6-0 victory over junior Alex Christ at flight three to put the Phoenix on the board, then Brian Kowalski defeated sophomore Luke Synn, 6-1, 6-3, at number five to increase the Elon advantage.  Cameron Silverman topped senior Andrew Mellow, 6-1, 6-2, in the top flight, before Stefan Fortmann clinched the team victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win versus rookie Matt Browne at number two.

Furman concludes the 2013 season with a 9-14 overall record and 5-5 league mark.  Elon improves to 16-7 overall with the win.   

 

Elon 4, Furman 0
Apr 19, 2013 at Burlinton, N.C. (Burlington Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Cameron Silverman (ELON) def. Andrew Mellow (FUR) 6-1, 6-2

2. Stefan Fortmann (ELON) def. Matt Browne (FUR) 6-2, 6-4

3. Robert Lindgren (ELON) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 6-4, 6-0

4. Jordan Kaufman (ELON) vs. Joel Cook (FUR) 2-6, 6-4, unfinished

5. Brian Kowalski (ELON) def. Luke Synn (FUR) 6-1, 6-3

6. Juan Madrid (ELON) vs. Jacob Behal (FUR) 6-4, 3-4, unfinished

 

Doubles competition

1. Andrew Mellow/Joel Cook (FUR) vs. Cameron Silverman/Stefan Fortmann (ELON) no result

2. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) vs. Brian Kowalski/Robert Lindgren (ELON) no result

3. Jacob Behal/Tyler Droll (FUR) vs. Juan Madrid/Jordan Kaufman (ELON) no result

 

Match Notes

Furman 9-14

Elon 16-7

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

Elon advances to the SoCon Men's Tennis Championship semifinals