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No. 19 N.C. State Defeats Furman, 7-0

Jake Bhangdia returns a serve.
Jake Bhangdia


RALEIGH, N.C. – Nineteenth-ranked N.C. State defeated Furman, 7-0, Sunday at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center in Raleigh, N.C. 

The Wolfpack scored wins in the top two doubles matches to claim the opening point.  Tadas Babelis and Alexis Galarneau held off senior Cameron Green and junior Jake Munns, 7-6(4), at flight one, and Ivan Saveljic and Igor Saveljic teamed up to blank freshmen Drew Singerman and Ivan Mitric, 6-0, at number two.  The third seeded match was unfinished with Furman sophomores Clarke Wilson and Trevor Croyder tied at 6-all with Michael Ogden and Georgiy Malyshev.

N.C. State posted wins at flights two through four to clinch the match, but the Paladins forced a third set tiebreaker in the remaining three matches.  Babelis topped Munns, 6-3, 6-2, at flight two, and Igor Saveljic scored a 6-1, 6-1 win over Mitric at number three.  Malyshev clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-2 advantage over Singerman at flight four.

At flight one, 16th-ranked Galarneau outlasted Green, who is ranked 110th, 3-6, 7-6(2), 1-0(10-6), and Ivan Saveljic came from behind for a 4-6, 7-6(4), 1-0(10-8) victory versus sophomore Jake Bhangdia at number five.  Robert Turzak held on for the win at flight six, beating freshman Daniel Vishnick, 5-7, 6-3, 1-0(10-5).

Furman (9-3) will travel to Florida at the end of the week for a spring break trip.  The Paladins will take on Stetson Saturday at 2 p.m. in Orlando to begin the week's competition.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


#19 NC State 7, Furman 0
Feb 25, 2018 at Raleigh, N.C. (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. #16 Alexis Galarneau (ST) def. #110 Cameron Green (FUR) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-0 (10-6)

2. Tadas Babelis (ST) def. Jake Munns (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

3. Igor Saveljic (ST) def. Ivan Mitric (FUR) 6-1, 6-1

4. Georgiy Malyshev (ST) def. Drew Singerman (FUR) 6-1, 6-2

5. Ivan Saveljic (ST) def. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 1-0 (10-8)

6. Robert Turzak (ST) def. Daniel Vishnick (FUR) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)

Doubles competition

1. Tadas Babelis/Alexis Galarneau (ST) def. Cameron Green/Jake Munns (FUR) 7-6 (7-4)

2. Ivan Saveljic/Igor Saveljic (ST) def. Drew Singerman/Ivan Mitric (FUR) 6-0

3. Michael Ogden/Georgiy Malyshev (ST) vs. Clarke Wilson/Trevor Croyder (FUR) 6-6, unfinished

Match Notes

Furman 9-3

NC State 9-0; National ranking #19

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,2,4,1,6,5)

T-2:48 A-121