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Paladins Blank South Carolina State, 7-0, In Season Opener

Paladins Blank South Carolina State, 7-0, In Season Opener

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman men's tennis team blanked South Carolina State, 7-0, Wednesday in the Paladins' season opener at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

The Paladins won two out of three doubles matches to claim the opening point.  Freshman James Roelofse and sophomore Ivan Mitric topped Aleksa Daskalovic and Selim Ben Ali, 6-2, at flight two, and junior Clarke Wilson teamed with sophomore Drew Singerman for a 6-2 advantage over Omer Gorgun and Gerardo Bontifacio at flight three.  At flight one, the Bulldogs' Juan Ramirez and Marcelo Rodriguez defeated junior Jake Bhangdia and senior Jake Munns, 6-4.

Furman swept the singles matches in straight sets.  Mitric bested Daskalovic, 6-1, 6-2, at flight one, and Wilson held off Ramirez, 6-2, 6-1, at flight two.  In the flight three contest, Munns posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Rodriguez, and at number four, Bhangdia beat Gorgun, 6-2, 6-4, at number four.  Singerman defeated Ben Ali, 6-1, 6-1, at flight five, and Roelofse held off Bontifacio, 6-2, 6-3, at flight six.

Furman (1-0) will play host to Charlotte Friday at 3 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.  

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Furman 7, South Carolina State 0

Jan 22, 2019 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Aleksa Daskalovic (SCST) 6-1, 6-2

2. Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. Juan Ramirez (SCST) 6-2, 6-1

3. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Marcelo Rodriguez (SCST) 6-1, 6-3

4. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Omer Gorgun (SCST) 6-2, 6-4

5. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Selim Ben Ali (SCST) 6-1, 6-1

6. James Roelofse (FUR) def. Gerardo Bontifacio (SCST) 6-2, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Juan Ramirez/Marcelo Rodriguez (SCST) def. Jake Bhangdia/Jake Munns (FUR) 6-4

2. James Roelofse/Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Aleksa Daskalovic/Selim Ben Ali (SCST) 6-2

3. Clarke Wilson/Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Omer Gorgun/Gerardo Bontifacio (SCST) 6-2


Match Notes

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