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UNC Greensboro Tops Furman, 5-2

UNC Greensboro Tops Furman, 5-2

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The UNC Greensboro men's tennis team topped Furman, 5-2, Friday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  The Spartans won two out of three doubles matches and four singles contests for the victory.

UNCG's Orcun Seyrek and Ahmet Sarioglu defeated Paladin sophomore Alex Christ and Joel Cook, 8-4, at number one doubles, while Furman juniors Andrew Mellow and Tyler Droll combined to beat Randy Phillips and C. Varapongsittikul, 9-7, in the second doubles match.  Cameron Smith and Jimmy Roueche claimed an 8-1 victory over sophomore Nate Collins and senior Watson George in the third doubles match, clinching the doubles point for the Spartans.

In singles play, Seyrek defeated Mellow, 3-6, 7-6, 6-1, in the top match, and Sarioglu bested Christ, 6-4, 6-3, at number two.  In the third singles match-up, Cook put the Paladins on the board with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Phillips.  Varapongsittikul notched a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Furman freshman Jacob Behal in the fourth singles contest, and Smith continued the Spartan victories, defeating junior Robbie Aru, 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7).  Droll added to Furman's score at number six, taking a 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) win over Roueche.

Furman (4-12, 1-2 SoCon) concludes a three-match home stand Sunday when the Paladins entertain Georgia Southern at 11 a.m.

UNC Greensboro 5, Furman 2
Mar 23, 2012 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Andrew Mellow (FUR) 3-6, 7-6, 6-1

2. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 6-4, 6-3

3. Joel Cook (FUR) def. Randy Phillips (UNCG) 7-6, 6-4

4. C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 6-4, 6-2

5. Cameron Smith (UNCG) def. Robbie Aru (FUR) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)

6. Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Jimmy Roueche (UNCG) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)


Doubles competition

1. Orcun Seyrek/Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Alex Christ/Joel Cook (FUR) 8-4

2. Andrew Mellow/Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Randy Phillips/C. Varapongsittikul (UNCG) 9-7

3. Cameron Smith/Jimmy Roueche (UNCG) def. Nate Collins/Watson George (FUR) 8-1


Match Notes

UNC Greensboro 7-8, 4-1 SoCon

Furman 4-12, 1-2 SoCon