BIRMINGHAM, ALA. -- Furman edged Samford, 5-2, Saturday in men's tennis action at the Samford Tennis Center in Birmingham, Ala.
The Paladins won two of three doubles matches to score the opening point. Junior Jake Munns and senior Cameron Green cruised past Jake Faundez and Eduardo Lourido, 6-2, at flight one, and freshmen Ivan Mitric and Drew Singerman held off Aleksandar Petrovic and Hugo Moreira, 7-5, at number three. The Bulldogs' Rossouw Norval and Justin Ghavami outlasted sophomores Trevor Croyder and Clarke Wilson, 7-6, at flight two.
Furman won four singles points, three in straight sets, for the team victory. At flight one, Green defeated Faundez, 7-5, 7-5, and Munns came from behind for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ghavami at flight two. Mitric topped Lourido, 6-0, 6-4, at number three, and Wilson posted a 6-2, 6-3 advantage versus Moreira at number six.
Samford, which dropped to 8-10 overall and 1-4 in the league with the loss, scored at flights four and five. Norval downed Singerman, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, at number four, and Petrovic beat sophomore Jake Bhangdia, 7-5, 6-2, at number five.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 5, Samford Men's Tennis 2
Apr 07, 2018 at Birmingham, Ala. (Samford Tennis Center)
1. Cameron Green (FUR) def. Jake Faundez (SAM-M) 7-5, 7-5
2. Jake Munns (FUR) def. Justin Ghavami (SAM-M) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
3. Ivan Mitric (FUR) def. Eduardo Lourido (SAM-M) 6-0, 6-4
4. Rossouw Norval (SAM-M) def. Drew Singerman (FUR) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Aleksandar Petrovic (SAM-M) def. Jake Bhangdia (FUR) 7-5, 6-2
6. Clarke Wilson (FUR) def. Hugo Moreira (SAM-M) 6-2, 6-3
Furman 16-6, 4-1 SoCon
Samford Men's Tennis 8-10, 1-4 SoCon