CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – UNCG senior Orcun Seyrek took a straight-sets win Saturday at the USTA/ITA Carolinas Regional Championships to advance to Sunday's round of 16 at North Carolina's Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Sophomore Ahmet Sarioglu saw his tournament end in the round of 32.
Seyrek, seeded 10th in the tournament, downed Winthrop's Dejon Bivens by a 6-4, 7-5 count in the round of 32 to keep his tournament run going. The Istanbul, Turkey, native will face sixth-seeded Fred Saba of Duke in Sunday's round of 16 at 9 a.m.
Sarioglu got off to a great start against South Carolina's Ivan Machado, winning the first set 6-2. Machado rallied to win the next two sets, however, 6-2 and 6-1.
USTA/ITA Carolinas Regional Championships (Chapel Hill, N.C.; Oct. 15, 2011)
Round of 32
Orcun Seyrek (UNCG) def. Dejon Bivens (Winthrop), 6-4, 7-5
Ivan Machado (South Carolina) def. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG), 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
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