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Furman Reaches Championship Match Of FSU Invite With 4-2 Win Over North Florida

Jake Munns
Jake Munns


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Furman men's tennis team downed North Florida, 4-2, on Saturday to earn a spot in the championship match of the FSU Spring Invitational, which is being held this weekend at the Florida State indoor tennis facility in Tallahassee, Fla.  The championship match is set for Sunday at 12:30 p.m., with the Paladins (2-0) taking on host Florida State, who beat Georgia State in the semifinals. 

The Ospreys won two of three doubles matches to claim the opening point.  Nilo Duarte and Jefta Kecic downed freshman Ivan Mitric and junior Jake Munns, 6-3, at flight one, and Joe Ellis teamed with Lasse Muscheites to beat junior Alex Steryous and sophomore Jake Bhangdia, 6-4, at flight three.  The second-seeded matchup was unfinished.

Furman rallied in singles play, as freshman Daniel Vishnick tied the score at 1-all with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Alberto De Meo at flight six.  Ellis put North Florida back on top 2-1 with a 6-4, 7-5 advantage versus Bhandia in the number five match, before the Paladins scored three straight points in the top half of the singles lineup for the win.  Cameron Green defeated Kecic, 7-6, 6-1, in the top-seeded match up, and Mitric topped Sahil Deshmukh, 7-5, 6-4, at number three.  Munns clinched the victory with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 defeat of Muscheites at flight two. 

The flight four contest was unfinished with freshman Drew Singerman and Till Von Winning tied at 6-3, 3-6.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Furman 4, North Florida 2
Jan 13, 2018 at Tallahassee, Fla. (FSU Indoor Tennis Courts) 

Singles competition

1. Cameron Green (FUR) def. Jefta Kecic (UNF) 7-6, 6-1

2. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Lasse Muscheites (UNF) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

3. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Sahil Deshmukh (UNF) 7-5, 6-4

4. Drew Singerman (FUR) vs. Till Von Winning (UNF) 6-3, 3-6, unfinished

5. Joe Ellis (UNF) def. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-4, 7-5

6. Daniel Vishnick (FUR) def. Alberto De Meo (UNF) 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Nilo Duarte/Jefta Kecic (UNF) def. Ivan Mitric/Jake Munns (FUR) 6-3

2. Drew Singerman/Cameron Green (FUR) vs. Sahil Deshmukh/Till Von Winning (UNF) unfinished

3. Joe Ellis/Lasse Muscheites (UNF) def. Alex Steryous/Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-4


Match Notes

North Florida 1-0

Furman 1-0

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