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Furman Wins 12 Matches At Commodore Scramble

Cameron Green
Cameron Green

 

NASHVILLE, TENN. -- The Furman men's tennis team won nine singles matches and three doubles contests this weekend at the Commodore Scramble on the campus of Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

Paladin senior Cameron Green topped Olle Thestrup of Auburn, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, in the first round of singles then beat Vanderbilt's Panu Virtanen, 6-3, 6-4, in round three.  In the finals, Green scored a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Zhe Zhou of Alabama.

Junior Jake Munns bested Louisville's George Hedley, 6-2, 6-2, in round two and beat Carles Sarrio of Auburn, 6-4, 7-6(2), 7-5, in round three, while freshman Ivan Mitric topped Brandon Laubser of Auburn, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6(5), in round one and posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Vanderbilt's Adam Sraberg in round three.

Rookie Drew Singerman also scored two singles victories, beating Auburn's Michael Durham, 6-2, 6-2, in round two and Sam Fischer of Alabama, 7-5, 6-1, in round three.

Munns teamed with Mitric for two doubles wins.  The Paladin duo beat Vanderbilt's Daniel Valent and Virtanen, 6-4, in round one then recorded a 6-2 advantage over Durham and Sarrio of Auburn in the finals.  Green and Singerman defeated Durham and Sarrio of Auburn, 6-4, in round three.

Furman will compete at the ITA Carolinas Regional in Cary, N.C., Oct. 14-18.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

Singles 

Round One

Valent (VU) def. Munns (FUR); 6-3, 7-6 (4)

Green (FUR) def. Thestrup (AUB); 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Samardzic (LSU) def. Singerman (FUR); 6-3, 6-3

Mitric (FUR) def. Laubser (AUB); 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (5) 

 

Round Two

Rowe (VU) def. Green (FUR); 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Freeman (VU) def. Mitric (FUR); 7-6 (3), 6-3)

Munns (FUR) def. Hedley (UL); 6-2, 6-2

Singerman (FUR) def. Durham (AUB); 6-2, 6-2

 

Round Three

Mitric (FUR) def. Sraberg (VU) 6-1, 6-4

Green (FUR) def. Virtanen (VU) 6-3, 6-4

Singerman (FUR) def. Fischer (BAMA); 7-5, 6-1

Munns (FUR) def. Sarrio (AUB); 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5)

 

Finals

Green (FUR) def. Zhou (BAMA); 6-3, 6-3

Samardzic (LSU) def. Mitric (FUR); 3-6, 6-2, 12-10

 

Doubles

Round One

Sarrio/Durham (AUB) def. Green/Singerman (FUR); 6-2

Munns/Mitric (FUR) def. Valent/Virtanen (VU); 6-4

 

Round Two (Winner's Bracket)

Rushin/Thestrup (AUB) def. Munns/Mitric (FUR); 6-1

 

Round Two (Consolation Bracket)

Fisher/Zhu (Bama) def. Green/Singerman (FUR); 6-4

 

Round Three

Green/Singerman (FUR) def. Sarrio/Durham (AUB); 6-4

Laubser/Nguyen (AUB) def. Munns/Mitric (FUR); 7-5

 

Finals

Laubser/Nguyen (AUB) def. Green/Singerman (FUR); 6-4

Munns/Mitric (FUR) def. Durham/Sarrio (AUB); 6-2