GREENSBORO, N.C. - The UNCG men's tennis team remained undefeated with a solid 6-1 victory against Atlantic 10 member Richmond Sunday afternoon at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center.
"I'm proud of the team today," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "It was good for Ahmet to get a solid win at one singles and a victory at three doubles. We still need to stay hungry and strive to improve."
UNCG (3-0) started the match off right by winning all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
Freshman Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista) and sophomore Cameron Smith (Jamestown, N.C. / Ragsdale) picked up the final doubles match victory against Ethan Dunbar and Paul Nahon in a close tiebreaker, 8-7 (8-6).
In singles, Sarioglu fought in a second set tiebreaker against Dunbar to win, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), while Dougherty defeated Feder, 7-5, 6-1.
Murray went head to head with Nahon, but dropped the match 6-3, 6-2.
Phillips beat Trent 7-5, 6-3, while Mack beat Fauchet, 6-3, 6-2. Smith also earned a Spartan victory in singles against Aaron Wicker, 6-0, 6-1.
UNCG returns to action against UNC Asheville Sunday, Feb. 24 in Asheville, N.C. at 3 p.m.
Richmond vs UNCG
Feb 17, 2013 at Greensboro, N.C.(Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center)
UNCG 6, Richmond 1
1. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) def. Ethan Dunbar (RICH) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
2. James Dougherty (UNCG) def. Jesse Feder (RICH) 7-5, 6-1
3. Paul Nahon (RICH) def. Gaston Murray (UNCG) 6-3, 6-2
4. Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Dylan Trent (RICH) 7-5, 6-3
5. Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Sebastien Fauchet (RICH) 6-3, 6-2
6. Cameron Smith (UNCG) def. Aaron Wicker (RICH) 6-0, 6-1
1. James Dougherty/Randy Phillips (UNCG) def. Jesse Feder/Sebastien Fauchet (RICH) 8-2
2. Ahmet Sarioglu/Daniel Mack (UNCG) def. Dylan Trent/Aaron Wicker (RICH) 8-1
3. Gaston Murray/Cameron Smith (UNCG) def. Ethan Dunbar/Paul Nahon (RICH) 8-7 (8-6)
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,5,3,2,4,1)
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