Elon Men’s Tennis Phoenix Notches Ninth Straight Win vs. UNC Greensboro

Posted by Press Release on April 2, 2014 at 9:10 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University men’s tennis team, ranked No. 49 in the country, stayed unbeaten in Southern Conference play with a 6-1 victory today, April 2, at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center against UNC Greensboro.

“I played well and I think the team played well today,” said sophomore Robert Lindgren. “My opponent was tough. He came out good and ready but I thought as a team we came out well and were ready to play all around. We had the loss from last year in the back of our heads a little bit so we wanted to stay in this match and really put on a good showing.”

The win is the first victory for the Phoenix since the 2009 season when Elon topped the Spartans 6-1. Since, UNC Greensboro had won four in a row over the Phoenix.

Lindgren was a key piece in Elon’s victory, as the sophomore earned a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory on court No. 2 over Randy Phillips to clinch the match for the Phoenix.

Brian Kowalski was the first player off the court in singles for Elon with a 6-2, 6-1 victory on court No. 4 against Gaston Murray. He was followed by Stefan Fortmann with a 6-4, 6-1 win on court No. 2 before Lindgren clinched the victory.

Jordan Kaufman made it 5-0 in Elon’s favor shortly after Lindgren’s win, but the Spartans avoided the shutout with Cameron Smith coming out on top against Ismael Sanchez Delfin with a 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 win on court No. 6.

Cameron Silverman, the No. 36 player in the country, finished the afternoon with a 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-4) win in a super tiebreaker on court No. 1 over Ahmet Sarioglu.

Elon swept the doubles point with an 8-6 win from Silverman and Kaufman on court No. 1, an 8-3 victory from Kowalski and Lindgren on court No. 2 and an 8-5 win on court No. 3 from Fortmann and Juan Madrid.

The Phoenix will hit the road this weekend for the last time of the 2014 regular season, as Elon will take on Furman in Greenville, S.C. on Saturday, April 5, before going to Spartanburg, S.C. to take on Wofford. Both matches are scheduled for 1 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
UNCG vs Elon
Apr 02, 2014 at Elon, N.C.
(Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)
#49 Elon 6, UNCG 1

Singles competition
1. #36 Cameron Silverman (ELON) def. Ahmet Sarioglu (UNCG) 6-3, 6-7, 10-4
2. Stefan Fortmann (ELON) def. James Dougherty (UNCG) 6-4, 6-1
3. Robert Lindgren (ELON) def. Randy Phillips (UNCG) 6-2, 7-6
4. Brian Kowalski (ELON) def. Gaston Murray (UNCG) 6-2, 6-1
5. Jordan Kaufman (ELON) def. Daniel Mack (UNCG) 7-5, 6-4
6. Cameron Smith (UNCG) def. Ismael S. Delfin (ELON) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Cameron Silverman/Jordan Kaufman (ELON) def. James Dougherty/Randy Phillips (UNCG) 8-6
2. Brian Kowalski/Robert Lindgren (ELON) def. Ahmet Sarioglu/Daniel Mack (UNCG) 8-3
3. Stefan Fortmann/Juan Madrid (ELON) def. Cameron Smith/Gaston Murray (UNCG) 8-5

Match Notes:
UNCG 10-6, 3-2
Elon 13-3, 6-0; National ranking #49
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,2,3,5,6,1)

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