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Furman Tops College of Charleston, 6-1

Furman Tops College of Charleston, 6-1

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) 

Singles competition

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


Doubles competition

1. Ivan Mitric/Jake Munns (FUR) def. Ksawery Pociej/Easton Thomas (COFC) 6-1

2. Jake Bhangdia/Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. Benedikt Henning/Johnny Wang (COFC) 6-2

3. Robby Krick/Ben Cawston (COFC) vs. Henrik Atlevi/Drew Singerman (FUR) 5-5, unfinished


Match Notes

Furman 12-4

College of Charleston 17-4

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

T-2:30 A-43