Men's Tennis Advance In All Doubles Flights First Day at Elon Fall Invitational
ELON, N.C. – UNCG's men's tennis program dominated in doubles play Friday, Sept. 21 going 4-0 in the first round of the Elon Fall Invitational.
"I felt like we got some good match experience today," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "The results will come as we get better in singles. Doubles was a pleasant surprise as we went 4-0 today."
The duo, junior Ahmet Sarioglu (Ankara, Turkey / METU Development Foundation) and freshman Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista) won 8-6 to Robert Kjellberg and Artsiom Prostak from NC Wesleyan.
Junior Jimmy Roueche (Greensboro, N.C. / Grimsley) and freshman William Albright (Greensboro, N.C. / Grimsley) doubled up to earn an 8-3 victory against Elon's Robert Lendgren and Christopher Geaslen.
In singles play, Murray fought in a first-set tiebreaker beating Conner Sherwood from Wake Forest, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 in the B singles flight. Mack won in straight sets 6-0, 6-4 against ECU's Colin Roller, while Albright took down Longwood's Steed Johnson, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in C singles.
Sarioglu went to three sets in the A singles flight, but fell to ODU's Albert Ochagavia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Dougherty lost a tough three set match to John Schmitt from ECU, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the A2 singles flight.
Phillips forced a second set tiebreaker but lost 6-1, 7-6 (7-1) to Ted Nilsson from Coastal Carolina in the A2 Singles flight, while Smith fought to win a first set tiebreaker but fell to UNC-Asheville's Alex Croker, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 in B2 Singles.
Roueche lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 to USC-Upstate's Jamie Yates, while James Flynn (Plantation, Fla. / American Heritage) fell to ODU's Alfredo Rodriguez, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Play at the Elon Fall Invitational resumes Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Elon Fall Invitational Results (Day One)
Singles A Flight
Albert Ochagavia (ODU) defeated Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Singles A-2 Flight
John Schmitt (ECU) defeated James Dougherty (UNCG), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Ted Nilsson (Coastal) defeated Randy Phillips (UNCG), 6-1, 7-6, (7-1)
Singles B Flight
Gaston Murray (UNCG) defeated Conner Sherwood (Wake Forest), 7-6, (9-7), 6-2
Daniel Mack (UNCG) defeated Colin Roller (ECU), 6-0, 6-4
Singles B-2 Flight
Alex Croker (UNC-A) defeated Cameron Smith (UNCG), 7-6, (7-4), 6-1
Singles C Flight
Jamie Yates (USC-Upstate) defeated Jimmy Roueche (UNCG), 6-2, 6-1
William Albright (UNCG) defeated Steed Johnson (Longwood), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Singles C-2 Flight
Alfredo Rodriguez (ODU) defeated James Flynn (UNCG), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Doubles A Flight
Dougherty/Phillips (UNCG) defeated Delcore/Bloom (Wake Forest), 8-2
Doubles A-2 Flight
Sarioglu/Murray (UNCG) defeated Kjellberg/Prostak (NC-Wesleyan), 8-6
Doubles B-2 Flight
Roueche/Albright (UNCG) defeated Lindgren/Geaslen (Elon), 8-3
Doubles C Flight
Mack/Smith (UNCG) defeated Gregory/Brenard (ECU), 9-8 (7-3)
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