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Furman Tops UNC Asheville, 5-2

Furman Tops UNC Asheville, 5-2

 

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman won five singles matches to top UNC Asheville, 5-2, Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  With the win, the Paladins extend their winning streak to four matches. 

The Bulldogs swept the doubles matches to claim the opening point.  Henry Patten and Olly Cull downed freshman Ivan Mitric and junior Jake Munns, 6-4, at flight one, and Edward Colcough teamed up with Oli Nolan for a 6-4 advantage over senior Cameron Green and rookie Drew Singerman at flight two.  In the number three contest, Finlay Ray McFadyen and Andrew Sinai beat junior Alex Steryous and sophomore Jake Ghangdia, 6-2.

The Paladins turned the tides in singles, winning the top four matches to secure the win then adding a fifth point at flight six.  Green topped Patten, who entered the match ranked 32nd nationally, in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, in the top-seeded contest.  Munns defeated Nolan, 7-5, 6-2, at flight two, and Singerman came from behind to beat Sinai, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, at number three.  Mitric notched a 6-4, 6-2 victory versus Colclough at flight four, and freshman Daniel Vishnick scored a 6-3, 6-3 win against McFadyen at number six.

UNC Asheville's Cull held on for a 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5) advantage versus Ghangdia at flight six for the Bulldogs' second point.

Furman (6-1) continues its seven-match home stand on Saturday when the Paladins play host to Brenau at noon.  Furman will open the SoCon season Saturday at 4 p.m. when the team takes on The Citadel at the Mickel Tennis Center.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

Furman 5, UNC Asheville 2
Feb 11, 2018 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Cameron Green (FUR) def. #32 PATTEN, Henry (AVLM) 6-4, 6-2

2. Jake Munns (FUR) def. NOLAN, Oli (AVLM) 7-5, 6-2

3. Drew Singerman (FUR) def. SINAI, Andrew (AVLM) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

4. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. COLCLOUGH, Edward (AVLM) 6-4, 6-2

5. CULL, Olly (AVLM) def. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5)

6. Daniel Vishnick (FUR) def. MCFADYEN, Finlay Ray (AVLM) 6-3, 6-3

 

Doubles competition

1. PATTEN, Henry/CULL, Olly (AVLM) def. Ivan Mitric/Jake Munns (FUR) 6-4

2. COLCLOUGH, Edward/NOLAN, Oli (AVLM) def. Cameron Green/Drew Singerman (FUR) 6-4

3. MCFADYEN, Finlay Ray/SINAI, Andrew (AVLM) def. Alex Steryous/Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 6-2

 

Match Notes

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