GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Defending SoCon Champion ETSU held off Furman, 5-2, Friday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.
The Buccaneers won two out of three doubles matches to take the opening point. Furman senior Cameron Green and junior Jake Munns scored a quick 6-2 victory over Tasei Miyamoto and Juan Lugo at flight one, then Rovert Herrera and Sergi Fontcuberta defeated freshmen Drew Singerman and Ivan Mitric, 7-5, at flight two to even the slate. Migue Este and Frazier Regnifo outlasted sophomores Trevor Croyder and Clarke Wilson, 7-6(2) in the decisive flight three contest.
In singles action, ETSU won four matches for the team victory. Lugo defeated Munns, 6-4, 7-6(5), at flight two, and Fontcuberta topped Mitric, 6-3, 7-5, at flight three. Rengifo defeated Singerman, 6-1, 6-3, at number four, and David Gonzalez held off Bhangdia, 6-2, 5-6, 7-6(5), at number five.
The Paladins picked up wins at flights one and six. Green came from behind for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Herrera in the top-seeded contest, and freshman Daniel Vishnick scored a 5-7, 6-2, 1-0(10-7) advantage versus Este at number six.
Furman (12-5) will entertain Chattanooga Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
ETSU 5, Furman 2
Mar 23, 2018 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
1. Cameron Green (FUR) def. Robert Herrera (ETSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Juan Lugo (ETSU) def. Jake Munns (FUR) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Sergi Fontcuberta (ETSU) def. Ivan Mitric (FUR) 6-3, 7-5
4. Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Drew Singerman (FUR) 6-1, 6-3
5. David Gonzalez (ETSU) def. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)
6. Daniel Vishnick (FUR) def. Miguel Este (ETSU) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,5,3,1,6,2)