MT. PLEASANT, S.C. -- Furman topped College of Charleston, 6-1, Wednesday in men's tennis action in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. With the victory, the Paladins improve to 12-4 overall and 4-0 in Southern Conference play, while College of Charleston drops to 17-4.
The Paladins won the top two doubles matches to take the opening point. Sophomore Ivan Mitric and junior Jake Munns topped Ksawery Pociej and Easton Thomas, 6-1, at flight one, and juniors Jake Bhangdia and Clarke Wilson downed Benedikt Henning and Johnny Wang, 6-2, at flight two. The number three match was unfinished with Furman sophomores Henrik Atlevi and Drew Singerman tied at 5-all with Robby Krick and Ben Cawston.
Furman scored victories in the top five singles matches for the win. Mitric came from behind in the second set to defeat Henning, 6-3, 7-5, in the top-seeded match up, and Wilson outlasted Thomas, 6-4, 7-5, at flight two. At flight three, Munns make quick work of Cawston, posting a 6-2, 6-1 victory, and Bhangdia blew past Wang, 6-3, 6-0, at number four. Down a set, Singerman won set two and the tie-breaker at flight five to remain undefeated in singles. He posted a 6-7, 7-5, 1-0(10-4) advantage versus Pociej.
The Cougars scored at flight six, where Krick defeated Atlevi, 6-3, 6-4.
Furman (12-4, 4-1 SoCon) returns home to entertain Samford Saturday at 1 p.m at the Mickel Tennis Center.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 6, College of Charleston 1
4/3/2019 at Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (Patriots Point)
1. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Benedikt Henning (COFC) 6-3, 7-5
2. Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. Easton Thomas (COFC) 6-4, 7-5
3. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Ben Cawston (COFC) 6-2, 6-1
4. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Johnny Wang (COFC) 6-3, 6-0
5. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Ksawery Pociej (COFC) 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4)
6. Robby Krick (COFC) def. Henrik Atlevi (FUR) 6-3, 6-4
College of Charleston 17-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,4,6,1,2,5)