GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Furman downed UNC Greensboro, 5-2, Friday at the UNCG Tennis Courts in Greensboro, N.C.
Furman won two out of three doubles matches to capture the opening point. Senior Cameron Green and junior Jake Munns scored a 6-1 advantage over Connor Thompson and Nick Grewe at flight one, and sophomores Clarke Wilson and Trevor Croyder beat Jack Burkill and Ollie Palmer, 6-1, at number three. The Spartans' Logan Walker and Marcus Vidgren topped freshmen Ivan Mitric and Drew Singerman, 6-4, at flight two.
The Paladins claimed four singles points for the win. Munns defeated Vidgren, 6-4, 6-2, at flight two, and Mitric came from behind for a 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-1 advantage over Palmer at number three. At flight four, Singerman topped Grewe, 6-3, 6-2, and sophomore Jake Bhangdia beat Daniel Hammarstedt, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, at number five.
UNC Greensboro scored at fight one and flight six. In a hard-fought top-seeded match-up, Thompson held off Green, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3), and Burkill defeated freshman Daniel Vishnick, 6-1, 6-4, at number six.
Furman (14-5, 3-1 SoCon) will play at Charlotte Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 5, UNCG Men's Tennis 2
Mar 30, 2018 at Greensboro, N.C. (UNCG Tennis courts)
1. Connor Thompson (UNCG-M) def. Cameron Green (FUR) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)
2. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Marcus Vidgren (UNCG-M) 6-4, 6-2
3. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Ollie Palmer (UNCG-M) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
4. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Nico Grewe (UNCG-M) 6-3, 6-2
5. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Daniel Hammarstedt (UNCG-M) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Jack Burkill (UNCG-M) def. Daniel Vishnick (FUR) 6-1, 6-4
UNCG Men's Tennis 7-6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,2,6,3,5,1)