GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman men's tennis team is in the midst of a seven-match home stand and will continue with three home matches at the Mickel Tennis Center this weekend. The Paladins will square off against College of Charleston on Saturday at noon then face North Greenville at approximately 4 p.m. following the conclusion of the match versus the Cougars. On Sunday, Furman will play UNCA Asheville at 1 p.m.
Over the years, Furman has been very successful on its home court. Over the past 15 seasons the Paladins have lost only 28 matches on their home court, posting an impressive record of 120-28 since 2002.
Furman enters Saturday's match versus College of Charleston with a 3-1 overall record after holding off Presbyterian, 4-3, on Wednesday in the team's home opener. Sophomore Jake Bhangdia clinched the match with a three-set win at flight five. The Paladins won the doubles point and picked up other singles wins from Drew Singerman and Alex Steryous.
College of Charleston is 2-0 after beating Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M, each 5-2, on the road last weekend. Furman holds a 28-11 series lead, but the Cougars won, 4-3, when the teams last met in 2013 in Greenville.
North Greenville posted a 1-2 record in fall competition and will open the spring season on Friday versus Young Harris. The Paladins hold a 1-0 series advantage after beating the Crusaders, 7-0, last season in Greenville.
UNC Asheville holds a 2-2 overall record after opening the season with 7-0 wins over Lenoir-Rhyne and Mars Hill then falling to Charlotte (7-0) and Tennessee Tech (5-2). Furman holds a 9-1 series advantage after beating the Bulldogs, 6-1, in Greenville in 2016.
Fans can follow the Furman men's tennis team throughout the season and view live stats of this weekend's matches by logging onto www.FurmanPaladins.com.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information