Seyrek wins 12th straight, but East Carolina rallies to down UNCG
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Orcun Seyrek won his 12th straight singles match, but East Carolina rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat UNC Greensboro, 4-3, in men's tennis action Wednesday afternoon.
Seyrek topped Jaroslav Horvath at No. 1 singles and Yaroslav Litus downed Enrik Skalmerud at No. 4 singles by identical 6-3, 6-0 scores. That came after UNCG had won two of three doubles matches - wins that Litus and Seyrek both had a hand in - to give the Spartans a 3-0 lead.
But the Pirates stormed back to win the remaining four singles matches to win the match and run its mark to 13-4 on the year. UNCG dropped to 11-3 on the spring season.
With the win, Seyrek moved to 12-1 on the spring season and 21-4 overall on the year. The 2009 SoCon Player of the Year, the native of Istanbul, Turkey is now 46-9 as a Spartan.
The Spartans have a week off until their next match, when they host Elon for a conference tilt next Wednesday, March 31. Start time for the match is set for 2:30 p.m.
East Carolina 4, UNC Greensboro 3
No.1 Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Jaroslav Horvath (ECU) 6-3, 6-0
No.2 Stephen Whitwell (ECU) def. Arsel Kumdereli (UNCG) 6-2, 6-3
No.3 Massinmo Mannino (ECU) def. Jacob Wright (UNCG) 6-1, 6-3
No.4 Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) def. Henrik Skalmerud (ECU) 6-3, 6-0
No.5 John Schmitt (ECU) def. Timion Meijs (UNCG) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
No.6 Bryan Oakley (ECU) def. William John (UNCG) 6-1, 6-4
No. 1 Arsel Kumdereli/Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Jaroslav Horvath/Henrik Skalmerud (ECU) 9-8 (7-3)
No.2 Yaroslav Litus/Jacob Wright (UNCG) def. Massinmo Mannino/Bryan Oakley(ECU) 8-2
No.3 John Schmitt/Stephen Whitwell (ECU) def. Kyle Eddins /William John (UNCG) 8-2