GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman downed College of Charleston, 6-1, then blanked North Greenville, 7-0, in a men's tennis doubleheader Saturday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.
The Cougars took the doubles point in the first match of the day. Benedikt Henning and Fernanando Ramirez Lascurian beat senior Cameron Green and freshman Drew Singerman, 6-2, at flight two, then Furman sophomore Jake Bhangdia and junior Alex Steryous downed Alec Angradi and Easton Thomas, 6-3, at flight three to even the slate. In the decisive flight one contest, Ksawery Pociej and Youseef Dabbabi held off junior Jake Munns and freshman Ivan Mitric, 7-6(7-4).
The Paladins swept the singles matches for the team victory. Green topped Henning, 6-2, 6-3, in the top-seeded match up, and Munns defeated Ryan Kahn, 7-5, 6-0, at flight two. Mitric outlasted Podiej, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, at flight three, and Singerman recorded a 6-1, 6-1 advantage over Dabbabi at number four. Bhangdia defeated Thomas, 7-5, 7-6(5), and freshman Daniel Vishnick won over Angradi, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0(11-9) in a tiebreaker at flight six.
Furman swept both the doubles and singles matches to defeat the Crusaders. Munns and Mitric teamed up for a 6-2 win over William Greaves and Pierre-Olivier Bedar at flight one, and Green and Singerman defeated Alejandro Torre and Dion Nijboer, 6-2, at number two. Sophomore Trevor Croyder and Vishnick downed Yannis Moulod and Giacomo Garini, 6-3, at flight three.
In singles, Singerman moved to flight one, where he bested Greaves, 6-4, 7-5. Steryous scored a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Torre at number two, and Vishnick recorded a 6-1, 6-2 victory versus Bedar at flight three. At flight four, Croyder held off Nijboer, 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5), and senior Josh Pistorius beat Moulod, 6-7(4), 6-0, 1-0(10-6). Freshman Michael Clark posted a 6-1, 6-4 advantage against Giacomo at number six to complete the sweep.
Furman (5-1) continues its seven-match home stand Sunday when the Paladins play host to UNC Asheville at 1 p.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information