Furman Falls To Cal Poly, 6-1, In Spring Break Finale

Ben Horst

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. – Cal Poly clinched the doubles point and won the top five singles matches, three in three sets, to defeat Furman, 6-1, Thursday at the Mustang Courts in San Luis Obispo, Calif., in the Paladins' Spring Break finale.

The Mustangs won the top two doubles matches in tiebreakers to claim the opening point.  Marco Comuzzo and Matt Thomson teamed up for an 8-7(3) win over junior Jacob Behal and freshman Adam Steryous in the top-flighted contest, then the duo of Devin Barber and Corey Pang defeated senior Joel Cook and sophomore Matt Browne, 8-7(6) at flight two.  The number three doubles match was unfinished.

Four of the six singles matches lasted three sets, with sophomore Ben Horst claiming the Paladins' lone point with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Naveen Beasley at flight six.

In the number one singles match-up, Comuzzo outlasted Steryous, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, while Ben Donovan topped Browne, 6-3, 6-2, at flight two.  Pang posted a 6-2, 6-4 win versus Behal at flight three, then Jurgen De Jager held on to beat Cook, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, in a close number four match.  At flight five, Gannon Daynes registered a 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-0 win over senior Alex Christ.

Furman (6-7, 1-0 SoCon) returns home for a three-match home stand beginning with a March 18 contest versus Iowa.

Cal Poly 6, Furman 1
Mar 13, 2014 at San Luis Obispo, CA (Mustang Courts)

Singles competition

1. Marco Comuzzo (POLY) def. Adam Steryous (FUR) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

2. Ben Donovan (POLY) def. Matt Browne (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

3. Corey Pang (POLY) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 6-2, 6-4

4. Jurgen De Jager (POLY) def. Joel Cook (FUR) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

5. Gannon Daynes (POLY) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0

6. Ben Horst (FUR) def. Naveen Beasley (POLY) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

 

Doubles competition

1. Marco Comuzzo/Matt Thomson (POLY) def. Jacob Behal/Adam Steryous (FUR) 8-7 (7-3)

2. Devin Barber/Corey Pang (POLY) def. Joel Cook/Matt Browne (FUR) 8-7 (8-6)

3. Ben Horst/Alex Christ (FUR) vs. Ben Donovan/Jurgen De Jager (POLY) no result

 

Match Notes

Furman 6-7

Cal Poly 6-8

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