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Furman Stops Rollins, 4-3

Furman Stops Rollins, 4-3

WINTER PARK, FLA. – Furman stopped Rollins, 4-3, Sunday at the Bert Martin Tennis Complex in Winter Park, Fla. 

The Paladins won the top two singles matches to take the doubles point, which proved to be the difference in the match.  Senior Cameron Green and junior Jake Munns defeated Nicolo De Fraia and Guillermo Nicolas, 6-2, in the number one match, and freshmen Drew Singerman and Ivan Mitric downed Sami Kirberg and Luke Horan, 6-4, at flight two.  The flight three match was unfinished.

In singles action, Furman claimed three matches in straight sets for the team win.  Munns beat Kirberg, 6-1, 6-3, at flight two, and Singerman topped Francesco Racanelli, 6-3, 6-0, at number four.  At number five, sophomore Jaek Bhangdia beat Atakan Gezer, 6-3, 6-2, to clinch the team victory.

The Tars won the remaining three singles matches.  De Fraia held off Green, 7-6(1), 6-2, at flight one, and Nicolas outlasted Mitric, 3-6, 6-2, 10-8.  In the flight six match, Ziad Melhaoui came from behind for a 5-7, 6-3, 11-9 advantage versus sophomore Clarke Wilson

Furman (10-4) will conclude its spring break trip through Florida Tuesday at 9 a.m. when the Paladins take on Valparaiso in Deland.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Furman 4, #14 Rollins 3
03/04/18 at Winter Park, Fla. (Bert Martin Tennis Complex) 

Singles competition

1. Nicolo De Fraia (RCM) def. #110 Cameron Green (FUR) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

2. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Sami Kirberg (RCM) 6-1, 6-3

3. #19 Guillermo Nicolas (RCM) def. Ivan Mitric (FUR) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8

4. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. Francesco Racanelli (RCM) 6-3, 6-0

5. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) def. Atakan Gezer (RCM) 6-3, 6-2

6. Ziad Melhaoui (RCM) def. Clarke Wilson (FUR) 5-7, 6-3, 11-9


Doubles competition

1. Cameron Green/Jake Munns (FUR) def. Nicolo De Fraia/Guillermo Nicolas (RCM) 6-2

2. Drew Singerman/Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Sami Kirberg/Luke Horan (RCM) 6-4

3. Frederick Danielson/Guilherme Dumit (RCM) vs. Trevor Croyder/Daniel Vishnick (FUR) 5-4, unfinished


Match Notes

Furman 10-4

Rollins 2-5; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #8

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