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Seniors Lead Furman Past Wofford, 4-3

Ben Horst
Ben Horst

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Seniors Ben Horst and Matt Brown recorded singles and doubles victories to lead Furman past Wofford, 4-3, Wednesday in the Paladin duo's final home match at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

The Paladins swept the doubles matches to take the opening point.  Seniors Ben Horst and Matt Browne teamed up to beat David Sklar and Parks Thompson, 6-3, in the top-seeded contest, and rookie Alex Steryous and sophomore Cameron Green defeated Haris Poric and Andrew Graham, 6-3, at flight two.  In the number three match, sophomore Josh Pistorius and junior Adam Steryous downed Kyle Barr and Trevor Gotkowski, 6-2.

Furman reeled off three quick singles wins in straight sets to secure the team victory.  Horst posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Barr at flight four, then Green defeated Thompson, 6-4, 6-2, at flight two.  At number three, Browne bested Sklar, 6-3, 6-4, to clinch the win.

The Terriers were victorious in the remaining three singles matches, as Poric topped Adam Steryous, 6-4, 6-2, at flight one, and Graham came from behind for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 advantage over Alex Steryous at number six.  Schoen outlasted Pistorius, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(19-17) at flight five in the final match-up of the day.

The Paladins (10-10, 4-2 SoCon) will play at Mercer Saturday at 1 p.m. in the team's regular season finale.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Furman 4, Wofford 3
Apr 14, 2016 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Haris Poric (WOF) def. Adam Steryous (FUR) 6-4, 6-2

2. Cameron Green (FUR) def. Parks Thompson (WOF) 6-4, 6-2

3. Matt Browne (FUR) def. David Sklar (WOF) 6-3, 6-4

4. Ben Horst (FUR) def. Kyle Barr (WOF) 6-3, 6-2

5. Parks Schoen (WOF) def. Josh Pistorius (FUR) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (19-17)

6. Andrew Graham (WOF) def. Alex Steryous (FUR) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Ben Horst/Matt Browne (FUR) def. David Sklar/Parks Thompson (WOF) 6-3

2. Alex Steryous/Cameron Green (FUR) def. Haris Poric/Andrew Graham (WOF) 6-3

3. Josh Pistorius/Adam Steryous (FUR) def. Kyle Barr/Trevor Gotkowski (WOF) 6-2


Match Notes

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