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Charlotte Downs Furman, 5-2

Jake Bhangdia
Jake Bhangdia

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Charlotte downed Furman, 5-2, Friday in men's tennis action at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

The 49ers won two of three doubles matches to take the opening point.  Paladin sophomore Drew Singerman and junior Clarke Wilson topped Oliver Sec and Henry Lieberman, 7-5, at flight three, but Charlotte claimed the next two matches for the point.  Luca Keist and Constandinos Christoforou beat senior Jake Munns and junior Jake Bhangdia, 7-5, at flight one, and Benjamin Wayand and Ignasi de Rueda held off sophomore Ivan Mitric and Henrik Atlevi 7-6(5), in the decisive flight two contest.

In singles action, Charlotte scored four victories.  At flight one, Keist posted a 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 victory versus Mitric, and de Rueda came from behind to top Wilson, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, at flight two.  In the third-seeded match-up, Wayand defeated Munns, 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3, and Sec downed Atlevi, 6-3, 6-2, at flight five.

The Paladins captured wins at flights four and six.  Bhangdia held off Christoforou, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(4), at number four, and Roelofse beat Lieberman, 6-4, 6-2, at number six.

Furman (1-1) will travel to Georgia Tech Sunday at 3:30 p.m. 

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Charlotte 5, Furman 2

Jan 25, 2019 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Luca Keist (CHA) def. Ivan Mitric (FUR) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

2. Ignasi de Rueda (CHA) def. Clarke Wilson (FUR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

3. Benjamin Wayand (CHA) def. Jake Munns (FUR) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3

4. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. C. Christoforou (CHA) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)

5. Oliver Sec (CHA) def. Henrik Atlevi (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

6. James Roelofse (FUR) def. Henry Lieberman (CHA) 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Luca Keist/C. Christoforou (CHA) def. Jake Munns/Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 7-5

2. Benjamin Wayand/Ignasi de Rueda (CHA) def. Ivan Mitric/Henrik Atlevi (FUR) 7-6 (7-5)

3. Drew Singerman/Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. Oliver Sec/Henry Lieberman (CHA) 7-5


Match Notes

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