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Furman Concludes Fall Season At UNCW Team Invite

Jake Munns
Jake Munns

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The Furman men's tennis team concluded the 2018 fall season this weekend at the UNCW Team Invite  in Wilmington, N.C.

The tournament featured a dual match format.  Furman defeated UNCW, 4-3, in singles, and 2-1 in doubles, then downed Winthrop, 3-2, in singles, and 3-0 in doubles.  The Paladins tied East Carolina, 3-3, in singles, then scored a 2-1 victory in doubles.

The Paladins return seven players from last season's team that posted a 19-8 overall record and a 5-2 mark in Southern Conference play.  Head coach Kelly Jones guided the team to the finals of the league tournament in 2018 for the fourth time in five years.  

Ivan Mitric was honored as the Southern Conference Men's Tennis Freshman of the Year in 2018, while Jake Munns earned an all-conference first team citation for doubles.  Mitric was also named to the 2018 SoCon All-Freshman Team.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


UNCW vs. Furman | Singles

Mitric (Furman) d. Copeland (UNCW), 6-3, 7-5

Munns (Furman) d. Innocenti (UNCW), 7-5, 6-1

Wilson (Furman) d. Hussey (UNCW), 7-5, 6-2, 6-0

Araujo (UNCW) d. Roelofse (Furman) 6-4,1-6,7-5

Morphy (UNCW) d. Singerman (Furman), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Bhangdia (Furman) d. Gooch (UNCW), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Groetsch (UNCW) d. Steryous (Furman), 6-2, 6-2


UNCW Vs. Furman | Doubles

Munns-Bhangdia (Furman) d. Copeland-Groetsch, 7-6 (4)

Wilson-Singerman (Furman) d. Morphy-Hussey, 7-6 (6)

Gooch-Araujo (UNCW) d. Mitric-Roelofse (Furman), 6-3


Winthrop Vs. Furman | Singles

Quiroz (Winthrop) d. Wilson (Furman), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Munns (Furman) d. Williamson (Winthrop), 6-4, 4-6, 6-0

Singerman (Furman) d. Tenagli (Winthrop), 6-3, 6-0

Bhangdia (Furman) d. Miralles (Winthrop), 6-4, 6-2

Gokhale (Winthrop) d. Steryous (Furman), 6-3, 6-2


Furman vs. Winthrop | Doubles

Munns-Bhangdia (Furman) d. Miralles-Quiruz (Winthrop), 6-1

Wilson-Singerman (Furman) d. Tinagli-Williamson (Winthrop), 6-0

Mitric-Roelofse (Furman) d. Jones-Dias (Winthrop), 6-2


Furman vs. East Carolina | Singles

Marques (ECU) d. Munns (Furman), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Wilson (Furman) d. Bisset (ECU), 6-1, 6-3

Renones (ECU) d. Bhangdia (Furman), 6-4, 7-5

Singerman (Furman) d. Jonter (ECU), 6-4, 7-5

Goorgi (ECU) d. Roelofse (Furman), 2-2, retired

Allen (ECU) d. Steryous (Furman), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 


Furman vs. East Carolina | Doubles

Munns-Bhangdin (Furman) d. Labbe-Marques (ECU), 6-3

Bisset-Goorgi (ECU) d. Roelofse-Wilson (Furman), 6-4

Mitric-Singerman (Furman) d. Jonter-Renones (ECU), 6-3