CARY, N.C. -- The Furman men's tennis team competed Friday through Monday at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships at the Cary Tennis Park in Durham, N.C. The tournament showcased the top men's tennis players from the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Furman freshmen Ivan Mitric and Drew Singerman, along with sophomore Troy Croyder, picked up first round singles wins in the main draw. Mitric beat Marcus Vidgren of UNCG, 6-2, 7-5, and Singerman came from behind to beat Winthrop's Gabrial Dias, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4. Croyder posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Daniel Hammerstadt of UNCG.
The Paladins picked up three wins in the singles consolation draw. Junior Jake Munns defeated Davidson's Tommy Mason, 6-2, 6-0, then topped Collin Schick of N.C. State, 6-3, 6-3. Senior Cameron Green notched a 6-0, 6-1 advantage versus Fernando Ramirez of Charleston.
In doubles action, Green and Munns scored three-straight wins to reach the round of 8. The Paladin duo beat Juan Castellanos and Luis Faria of Coastal Carolina, 6-2, 6-2, in the opening round then downed Charleston's Juan Estevarena and Benedikt Henning, 6-3, 6-3, in the round of 32. The Paladins won by default due to injury over South Carolina's Gabriel Friedrich and Thomas Mayronne, then dropped a 7-5, 6-2 decision to Duke's Sean Sculley and Nick Stachowiak. Also in doubles play, Croyder and Mitric posted a 2-6, 6-4, 1-0(2) win over Alejandro Bejar and Alexander Lykou of Presbyterian in first-round action.
Furman will conclude the fall season this weekend at UNC Greensboro.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Complete Furman Results
USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships
Singles Main Draw
Rd 128 Ivan Mitric (Furman) def. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG), 6-2, 7-5
Rd 64 Nicolas Alvarez (Duke) def. Ivan Mitric (Furman), 6-0, 6-0
Rd 128 Drew Singerman (Furman) def. Gabrial Dias (Winthrop), 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4
Rd 64 Robert Kelly (UNC) def. Drew Singerman (Furman), 6-0, 6-3
Rd 128 Bar Botzer (Wake Forest) def. Jake Munns (Furman), 6-0, 6-4
Rd 128 Ivan Savelijc (NCSU) def. Jake Bhangdia (Furman), 6-1, 6-0
Rd 128 Thomas Mayronne (USC) def. Cameron Green (Furman), 6-3, 6-3
Rd 128 Trevor Croyder (Furman) def. Daniel Hammerstadt (UNCG), 6-4, 6-2
Rd 64 Sean Sculley (Duke) def. Trevor Croyder (Furman), 6-2, 6-0
Rd 64 Jake Munns (Furman) def. Tommy Mason (Davidson), 6-2, 6-0
Rd 32 Jake Munns (Furman) def. Collin Schick (NCSU), 6-3, 6-3
Rd 64 Ignacio Garrido (Upstate) def. Jake Bhangdia (Furman), 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(7)
Rd 64 Cameron Green (Furman) def. Fernando Ramirez (Charleston), 6-0, 6-1
Rd 32 Kyle Frankel (Elon) def. Cameron Green (Furman), 6-3, 7-6(8)
Doubles Main Draw
Rd 64 Benton/Dennis (USC) def. Bhangdia/Singerman (Furman), 6-1, 6-7(5), 1-0(8)
Rd 64 Green/Munns (Furman) def. Castellanos/Faria (Coastal), 6-2, 6-2
Rd 32 Green/Munns (Furman) def. Estevarena/Henning (Charleston), 6-3, 6-3
Rd 16 Green/Munns (Furman) def. Friedrich/Mayronne (USC), by default - injury
Rd 8 Sculley/Stachowiak (Duke) def. Green/Munns (Furman), 7-5, 6-2
Rd 64 Croyder/Mitric (Furman) def. Bejar/Lykou (Presbyterian), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0(2)
Rd 32 Alvarez/Furman (Duke) def. Croyder/Mitric (Furman), 6-1, 6-0