Furman To Entertain UNCG On Saturday

Kelly Jones

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman men's tennis team is set to entertain UNC Greensboro Saturday at noon at the Mickel Tennis Center.  The match marks the 22nd meeting between the two schools.  Although the Spartans won last season's meeting, 7-0, in Greensboro, the Paladins lead the overall series, 16-5. 

Furman enters Saturday's match at 7-7 overall and 1-0 in SoCon play after beating #68 Iowa, 4-3, on Tuesday at the Mickel Tennis Center.  The Paladins won the doubles point but were down 3-2 following a win by Joel Cook at #4 singles.  Alex Christ and Ben Horst won the remaining matches at #5 and #6 for the team win. 

UNCG comes to Greenville with an 8-4 overall record and 2-0 league mark after knocking off East Carolina, 5-2, on Thursday.  The Spartans defeated Chattanooga and Georgia Southern, each by a score of 7-0, earlier this month.

Furman is in the midst of a three-match home stand at the Mickel Tennis Center, which began with the Paladins' victory over the Hawkeyes on Tuesday.  Over the years, Furman has been very successful on its home court. Over the past 12 seasons the Paladins have lost only 21 matches on their home court, posting an impressive record of 94-21 since 2002.  The Paladins will entertain The Citadel on March 25 at 3 p.m. before hitting the road for three consecutive SoCon match-ups at Samford, Chattanooga, and Appalachian State beginning March 28.

Live stats for all Furman home tennis matches are available at www.furmanpaladins.com.  Follow the Furman men's tennis team on Twitter @FurmanMTennis for score updates and more.