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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG snapped a two-match losing streak with a 6-1 win over Navy on Saturday at the Starmount Forest Country Club Indoor Courts. The Spartans won all six singles matches.
The Spartans (4-2) dropped a hotly contested doubles point to fall behind 1-0 early but would come roaring back in singles play.
Senior Yaroslav Litus knotted the match at 1 with a win at No. 3, breezing past Zach Nicholson 6-1, 6-2. Timion Meijs picked up a 6-0, 6-3 win over Marcus Rebersak at No. 2 to put UNCG ahead to stay, and Chanon Varapongsittikul made it a 3-1 match with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Jeremy New at No. 4.
Orcun Seyrek clinched the match at No. 1, picking up a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win over Owen Bullard. Freshman Ahmet Sarioglu remained undefeated in the dual portion of the season with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Nicholas Gutsche at No. 5. Sarioglu moved to 6-0 on the season.
Redshirt freshman Zach Reece grabbed a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over Matt Richmond at No. 6 to complete the singles sweep.
The Midshipmen (7-2), playing on the road for just the second time on the season, picked up the doubles point after pulling out tight matches at Nos. 1 and 2.
Bullard and Nick Birger topped Seyrek and Sarioglu at No. 1, 9-8, winning the tiebreaker 8-6. No. 2 also went to a tiebreaker, with Gutsche and Nicholson slipping past Varapongsittikul and Meijs, 9-8 (8-3).
Litus and Jacob Wright grabbed UNCG's lone doubles win at No. 3, downing Rebersak and Anderson Walls, 8-5.
UNCG returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 26, when it will face UNC Wilmington in Wilmington, N.C. The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
UNCG 6, Navy 1
1. Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Bullard, Owen (NAVY) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
2. Timion Meijs (UNCG) def. Rebersak, Marcus (NAVY) 6-0, 6-3
3. Yaroslav Litus (UNCG) def. Nicholson, Zach (NAVY) 6-1, 6-2
4. Chanon Varapongsittikul (UNCG) def. New, Jeremy (NAVY) 6-1, 6-3
5. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Gutsche, Nicholas (NAVY) 6-3, 6-4
6. Zach Reece (UNCG) def. Richmond, Matt (NAVY) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
1. Birger, Nick/Bullard, Owen (NAVY) def. Orcun Seyrek/Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) 9-8 (8-6)
2. Gutsche, Nicholas/Nicholson, Zach (NAVY) def. Chanon Varapongsittikul/Timion Meijs (UNCG) 9-8 (8-3)
3. Yaroslav Litus/Jacob Wright (UNCG) def. Rebersak, Marcus/Walls, Anderson (NAVY) 8-5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,2,4,1,5,6)
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