March 10, 2012

Furman Rolls Past Winthrop, 6-1

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Furman men's tennis team rolled to a 6-1 win over Winthrop Saturday at Memorial Courts in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Eagle duo of Dylan Comerford and Rich Meade notched an 8-5 win over sophomores Joel Cook and Alex Christ in the top doubles match, and Paladin junior Andrew Mellow and freshman Jacob Behal evened the score with an 8-6 victory over Luka Stsanic and Yuta Hirokawa in the second doubles contest.  In the decisive third match, Furman sophomore Nate Collins and senior Watson George came away with a 9-8 triumph over Naday Ruppin and Chase Altieri to clinch the doubles point.

In singles action, Mellow defeated Ruppin, 6-4, 7-6 in the top match, while Christ came from behind to beat Comerford, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at number two.  Cook recorded a 6-2, 6-4 win over Stanic in the fourth singles match, and junior Robbie Aru beat Meade, 6-4, 6-4, in the fifth-seed match-up.  Fellow junior Tyler Droll posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Altieri at number six to round out the Furman victories.

Hirokawa scored the lone Winthrop point, defeating Behal 6-3, 7-6, in the third singles contest.

Furman (3-8) returns home to play host to Coastal Carolina Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Furman 6, Winthrop 1
03-10-12 at Rock Hill, SC (Memorial Courts)

Singles competition

1. Andrew Mellow (FUR) def. RUPPIN, Nadav (WUM) 6-4, 7-6

2. Alex Christ (FUR) def. COMERFORD, Dylan (WUM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

3. HIROKAWA, Yuta (WUM) def. Jacob Behal (FUR) 6-3, 7-6

4. Joel Cook (FUR) def. STANIC, Luka (WUM) 6-2, 6-4

5. Robbie Aru (FUR) def. MEADE, Rich (WUM) 6-4, 6-4

6. Tyler Droll (FUR) def. ALTIERI, Chase (WUM) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

1. COMERFORD, Dylan/MEADE, Rich (WUM) def. Joel Cook/Alex Christ (FUR) 8-5

2. Andrew Mellow/Jacob Behal (FUR) def. STANIC, Luka/HIROKAWA, Yuta (WUM) 8-6

3. Nate Collins/Watson George (FUR) def. RUPPIN, Nadav/ALTIERI, Chase (WUM) 9-8

 

Match Notes

Furman 3-8

Winthrop 6-7