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Men's Tennis Championships - Friday Results
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 04/24/2009
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Courtesy: Furman University

#1 Furman 4, #9 Davidson 0



BURLINGTON, N.C. The top-seeded Furman men’s tennis team advance to Saturday’s semifinals of the 2009 Southern Conference men’s tennis championships with a 4-0 victory over Davidson Friday morning.  The Paladins improve to 20-7 on the season while Davidson closes out the year 7-17.


The Paladins won the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3.  Furman’s Chris Motes and Chris Rhyne topped Davidson’s Scott Myers and Calum Gee at No. 2 doubles, 8-4.  The Paladins scored an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles as Andrei Chvetsov and Jordan Walters topped Brandon Byrd and Carter Braxton.


Furman scored singles wins at No. 6, No. 4 and No. 1 to claim the 4-0 win.  Sawyer Duncan improved his record to 23-2 this spring, as he came away with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Carter Braxton at No. 6 singles to push the Paladins ahead, 2-0.  Motes downed Gee, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 singles before Furman’s Andy Juc closed the match by picking up a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Eric Noble at No. 1 singles. 


The Paladins will compete Saturday afternoon against UNC Greensboro in one semifinal, scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.



#4 UNC Greensboro 4, #5 Georgia Southern 2



BURLINGTON, N.C. The No. 4 seed UNC Greensboro Spartans pulled out a 4-2 win over Georgia Southern Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Championships.  The Spartans (15-7) advance to face Furman Saturday in the semifinals of the tournament while Georgia Southern closes out the season at 10-10.


The Spartans earned the doubles point with victories at No. 1 and No. 3.  The Eagles earned the first doubles victory as Jayraj Jadeja and Justin Flynn of Georgia Southern topped William John and Taylor Befus, 8-4, at No. 2.  The Spartans claimed the final two doubles matches to earn point, beginning with a, 8-5 win at No. 1 from Orcun Seyrek and Andrey Bubnov.  In a match that went the distance at No. 3 doubles, UNCG’s Yaroslav Litus and Jacob Wright (UNCG) knocked off Gregory Bekkers and Philip Prins, 9-8 (7-3).


Edio Castanhel cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles over Taylor Befus to pull the match even at one point apiece.  Gregory Bekkes gave GSU a 2-1 lead in the match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jacob Wright at No. 3 singles. 


UNC Greensboro then picked up the next three singles wins to take the 4-2 decision.  Yaroslav Litus came away with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Justin Flynn at No. 5 minutes before Andrey Bubnov claimed a win at No. 2 singles with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) decision at No. 2.  Player of the Year Orcun Seyrek topped Joris De Weerdt (7-6, 6-3) at No. 1 singles to clinch the win for the Spartans.



#6 College of Charleston 4, #3 Wofford 1



BURLINGTON, N.C. The College of Charleston earned a 4-1 victory over Wofford in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Championships Friday afternoon at the Burlington Tennis Center.  The No. 6 seed Cougars improved to 11-13 on the season while Wofford completes the 2009 campaign 13-11.


The Cougars earned the doubles point thanks to a 9-7 win from Omer Abramovich and Joe Nicolazzi over Scott Collins and Tinus Van Wyk at No. 3 doubles.  The two teams had split the first two doubles matches with CofC claiming an 8-5 win at No. 1 while Wofford posted an 8-3 victory at No. 2.


Mickael Boyer and Abramovich picked up the first two singles points for the Cougars.  Boyer earned a straight-sets (6-3, 6-1) victory over Alan Donald at No. 5 singles.  Abramovich recorded the next point for the Cougars with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Stuart Robertson of Wofford.


Wofford’s Paul Bartholomy eanred the Terriers’ lone point of the match with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Joe Nicolazzi at No. 6 singles.  Mickael Trintignac’s 6-3, 6-2 win over Tinus Van Wyk at No. 3 singles gave the Cougars their fourth point of the match to send College of Charleston’s to Saturday’s semifinals.



#2 Elon 4, # 7 Appalachian State 2



BURLINGTON, N.C. The Elon Phoenix knocked off Appalachian State, 4-2 on Friday in a quarterfinal matchup of the 2009 Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Championships.  The Phoenix (20-5) will take on College of Charleston in a semifinal matchup Saturday afternoon.  Appalachian State closes out the season at 15-10.


The Phoenix picked up the doubles point as all three matches were tightly contested.  Appalachian State picked up an 8-5 win from Phillip Kloc and Alain Humblet over Alberto Rojas and Cody Stauffer MacDowell at No. 3. Elon responded with a 9-7 victory at No. 1from Damon Gooch and Philip Nemec.  The team of Chase Helpinstine and Oscar Podlewski came away with a 9-8 (9-7) win over Trent Constance and Peter Jacobs to give the Phoenix the opening point of the match.


No. 2 seed Elon jumped out to a 3-0 lead after picking up singles wins from Gooch and Podlewski. Gooch knocked off Bobby Lake at No. 1singles, 6-3, 6-2.  Podlewski topped Trent Constance at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2.


The Mountaineers pulled to within one point (3-2) after back-to-back singles wins at No. 3 and No. 5.  Jacobs recorded a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Philip Nemec at No. 3 for ASU while Kloc downed Rojas, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5.


Elon’s Chase Helpingstine came away with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Lee Floyd at No. 4 to give the Phoenix the hard fought victory. 


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