SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Furman men's tennis team downed Wofford, 6-1, on Wednesday at the Reeves Tennis Center in Spartanburg, S.C., pushing the Paladins' winning streak to nine matches. With the win, Furman improves to 10-3 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Conference. Wofford drops to 5-10 overall and 2-2 in the league.
The Paladins won two out of three doubles matches to take the first point. Juniors Jake Bhangdia and Clarke Wilson blanked Javi Casasolas and Bryce Keim, 6-0, at flight two, then Wofford's Julia Chousa and Omar Williams posted a 6-2 victory over sophomore Ivan Mitric and junior Jake Munns in the top-seeded contest, forcing a decisive flight three match-up. Furman pulled out the point, as sophomores Drew Singerman and Henrik Atlevi topped Lucas Cerbelli and Diego Losada, 6-4.
Furman won five hard-fought singles matches. Mitric, who is ranked 120th nationally, beat Chousa, 7-5, 6-7, 1-0(10-5) at flight one, and Wilson outlasted Williams, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, at flight two. At number three, Munns came from behind to defeat Edu Villar, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, and Singerman held off Casasolas, 6-0, 5-7, 6-3. Freshman James Roelofse entered the lineup at flight six, topping Keim, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.
The Terriers' lone point came at flight four, where Cerbelli posted a 6-2, 7-6 advantage over Bhangdia.
Furman (10-3, 3-0 SoCon) continues its four-match road swing this weekend. The Paladin travel to East Tennessee State Friday for a 3 p.m. match up, and on Saturday, Furman will play at Chattanooga, also at 3 p.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 6, Wofford 1
3/20/2019 at Spartanburg, S.C. (Reeves Tennis Center)
1. #120 Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Julian Chousa (WOF) 7-5, 6-7, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. Omar Williams (WOF) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
3. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Edu Villar (WOF) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
4. Lucas Cerbelli (WOF) def. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-2, 7-6
5. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Javi Casasolas (WOF) 6-0, 5-7, 6-3
6. James Roelofse (FUR) def. Bryce Keim (WOF) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Furman 10-3, 3-0 SoCon
Wofford 5-10, 2-2 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,6,5,3,2,1)