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Furman Powers Past Samford, 6-1

Furman Powers Past Samford, 6-1

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman powered past Samford, 6-1, Saturday in men's tennis action at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  With the win, the Paladins improve to 13-4 overall and 5-1 in Southern Conference play, while Samford drops to 9-8 overall and 1-3 in league play.

The Paladins swept the doubles matches to take the first point.  Sophomore Ivan Mitric and junior Jake Munns blanked Daniel Orlita and Jack Lyttle, 6-0, at flight one, and juniors Jake Bhangdia and Clarke Wilson topped Max Rebol and Aleksandar Petrovic, 6-4, at number two.  At flight three, sophomores Henrik Atlevi and Drew Singerman beat M.A. Bellalouna and Rossouw Norval, 6-2.

Furman won five of six singles matches for the victory.  Mitric blew past Norval, 6-2, 6-1, in the top-seeded contest, and Munns held off Petrovic, 6-3, 7-6(2), at number three.  At flight four, Bhangdia outlasted Rebol, 7-6(1), 3-6, 1-0 (18-16), and Singerman remained undefeated in singles with a 6-0, 6-3 advantage versus Bellalouna at flight five.  Freshman James Roelofse came into the lineup at flight six, defeating Lyttle, 7-5, 6-4.

The Bulldogs picked up a win at flight two, where Orlita downed Wilson, 6-3, 0-6, 6-4.

Furman (13-4, 5-1 SoCon) will conclude the home season Monday when the Paladins entertain Mercer at 3 p.m at the Mickel Tennis Center.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Furman 6, Samford Men's Tennis 1

Apr 06, 2019 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Rossouw Norval (SAM-M) 6-2, 6-1

2. Daniel Orlita (SAM-M) def. Clarke Wilson (FUR) 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

3. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Aleksandar Petrovic (SAM-M) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

4. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Max Rebol (SAM-M) 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 1-0 (18-16)

5. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. M.A. Bellalouna (SAM-M) 6-0, 6-3

6. James Roelofse (FUR) def. Jack Lyttle (SAM-M) 7-5, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Ivan Mitric/Jake Munns (FUR) def. Daniel Orlita/Jack Lyttle (SAM-M) 6-0

2. Jake Bhangdia/Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. Max Rebol/Aleksandar Petrovic (SAM-M) 6-4

3. Henrik Atlevi/Drew Singerman (FUR) def. M.A. Bellalouna/Rossouw Norval (SAM-M) 6-2


Match Notes

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