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Stetson Slips Past Furman, 5-2

Ivan Mitric returns a ball at the Mickel Tennis Center.
Ivan Mitric


DELAND, FLA. – Stetson slipped past Furman, 5-2, Saturday at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center in Deland, Fla. 

The Paladins claimed the doubles point to start the match.  Freshmen Ivan Mitric and Drew Singerman defeated Loic Blanco and Antoine Sanchez, 6-2, at flight three, then the Hatters' Malik Bhatnagar and Angus Bradshaw topped Paladin sophomores Clarke Wilson and Trevor Croyder, 6-3, at number two to even the slate.  In the decisive flight one contest, senior Cameron Green and junior Jake Munns posted a 6-3 victory over Colter DeCoste and Coilin MacNamara for the point.

Stetson rallied in singles, taking the first three points.  William Shkrob posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory over sophomore Jake Bhangdia at flight five, then Bhatnagar bested Green, 6-3, 6-2, in the top-seeded match up.  MacNamara beat freshman Daniel Vishnick, 6-3, 6-1, at flight six, before Mitric defeated Sanchez, 6-3, 6-2, at flight three to cut the deficit to 3-2. 

The Hatters captured the final two singles points for the win.  Blanco topped Munns, 6-4, 7-5, at flight two, then Bradshaw held on for a 6-1, 6-7(2), 7-6(0) advantage over Singerman at number five.

Furman (9-4) continues its spring break trip through Florida Sunday with an 11 a.m. contest at Rollins in Winter Park.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Stetson 5, Furman 2
Mar 03, 2018 at Deland, Fla. (Mandy Stoll Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Malik Bhatnagar (STET) def. Cameron Green (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

2. Loic Blanco (STET) def. Jake Munns (FUR) 6-4, 7-5

3. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Antoine Sanchez (STET) 6-3, 6-2

4. Angus Bradshaw (STET) def. Drew Singerman (FUR) 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-0)

5. William Shkrob (STET) def. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

6. Coilin MacNamara (STET) def. Daniel Vishnick (FUR) 6-3, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. Cameron Green/Jake Munns (FUR) def. Colter DeCoste/Coilin MacNamara (STET) 6-3

2. Malik Bhatnagar/Angus Bradshaw (STET) def. Clarke Wilson/Trevor Croyder (FUR) 6-3

3. Ivan Mitric/Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Loic Blanco/Antoine Sanchez (STET) 6-2


Match Notes

Furman 9-4

Stetson 7-2

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

T-2:52 A-100