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Furman Competes At ITA Regional Championships

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

CARY, N.C. -- The Furman men's tennis team competed Friday through Sunday at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships at the Cary Tennis Park in Durham, N.C.  The tournament showcased the top men's tennis players from the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Paladin sophomore Ivan Mitric reached the round of 16 in the main singles draw, picking up a win over Oliver Palmer of UNCG, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2, in the first round and beating Wake Forest's Melios Efstathiou, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(6) in the round of 64.  In round three, Mitric defeated Gardner Webb's Millen Hurrion, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Junior Clarke Wilson scored two victories in the main draw, beating UNC Charlotte's Oriol Puig, 6-4, 6-2, and Tadas Babelis of N.C. State, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.  Junior Jake Bhangdia downed Gerard Sola of Campbell, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, in the first round of the main draw, and sophomore Drew Singerman defeated Vlad Anghel of East Carolina in round one.  

Furman picked up five wins in the singles consolation draw.  Freshman Henrik Atlevi topped East Carolina's Will Bissett, 6-4, 7-5, in the round of 64 and scored a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Javier Renones of East Carolina in the round of 32.  Senior Jake Munns beat UNCG's Roger Rogowski, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0, in the first round and posted a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 win over Campbell's Bastien Huon in the round of 32.  Rookie James Roelofse defeated North Carolina's Ladd Harrison, 7-5, 6-1, in the consolation singles draw.

In doubles action, Bhangdia and Munns notched two victories, knocking off Jason Lapidus and Robert Maciag of Duke, 7-6(4), 7-5, in the round of 64 then topping Charlotte's Leo Memezes and Oriol Puig, 6-4, 6-2, in the round of 32.  

Furman will conclude the fall season at UNC Wilmington November 2-4.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

Complete Furman Results

USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships

Singles Main Draw

Rd 128 Ivan Mitric (Furman) def. Oliver Palmer (UNCG), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

Rd 64 Ivan Mitric (Furman) def. Melios Efstathiou (Wake Forest), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(6)

Rd 32 Ivan Mitric (Furman) def. Millen Hurrion (Gardner Webb), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Rd 16 Josh Peck (North Carolina) def. Ivan Mitric (Furman), 6-3, 6-2

Rd 128 Clarke Wilson (Furman) def. Oriol Puig (UNC Charlotte), 6-4, 6-2

Rd 64 Clarke Wilson (Furman) def. Tadas Babelis (N.C. State), 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Rd 32 Yancy Dennis (South Carolina) def. Clarke Wilson (Furman), 6-4, 6-4

Rd 128 Jake Bhangdia (Furman) def. Gerard Sola (Campbell), 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3

Rd 64 Anu Kodali (North Carolina) def. Jake Munns (Furman), 7-5, 6-2

Rd 128 Drew Singerman (Furman) def. Vlad Anghel (East Carolina), score unavailable

Rd 64 Daniel Stenger (Presbyterian) def. Drew Singerman (Furman), 6-3, 6-3

Rd 128 Gabriel Dias (Winthrop) def. Jake Munns (Furman), 6-2, 6-0

Rd 128 Rrezart Cungo (Wake Forest) def. James Roelofse (Furman), 6-1, 6-3

Rd 128 Charlie Morkel (UNC Asheville) def. Henrik Atlevi (Furman), 7-5, 6-3

 

Singles Consolation

Rd 64 Henrik Atlevi (Furman) def. Will Bissett (East Carolina), 6-4, 7-5

Rd 32 Henrik Atlevi (Furman) def. Javier Renones (East Carolina), 6-4, 6-4

Rd 16 Easton Thomas (Charleston) def. Henrik Atlevi (Furman), 6-4, 6-4

Rd 64 Jake Munns (Furman) def. Roger Rogowski (UNCG), 5-7, 6-2 , 6-0

Rd 32 Jake Munns (Furman) def. Bastien Huon (Campbell), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Rd 16 Robert Maciag (Duke) def. Jake Munns (Furman), 6-3, 6-3

Rd 64 James Roelofse (Furman) def. Ladd Harrison (North Carolina), 7-5, 6-1

Rd 32 Andrew Limon (Charleston) def. James Roelofse (Furman), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

 

Doubles Main Draw

Rd 64 Bhangdia/Munns (Furman) def. Lapidus/Maciag (Duke), 7-6(4), 7-5

Rd 32 Bhangdia/Munns (Furman) def. Memezes/Puig (Charlotte), 6-4, 6-2

Rd 16 Saveljib/Saveljic (N.C. State) def. Bhangdia/Munns (Furman), 6-3, 7-6(5)

Rd 64 Hurrion/Scholl (Gardner Webb) def. Atlevi/Mitric (Furman), 6-2, 7-6(8)

Rd 64 Huon/Labik (Campbell) def. Roelofse/Singerman (Furman), 6-4, 6-2

 

Doubles Consolation

Rd 32 Anghel/Marques (East Carolina) def. Atlevi/Mitric (Furman), 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-5

Rd 32 Ogden/Shick (N.C. State) def. Roelofse/Singerman (Furman), 6-3, 6-2