ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's tennis picked up its first win over Radford in 10 years as the Bulldogs downed the defending Big South Conference champions, 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the Asheville Racquet Club Downtown.
Asheville (8-5, 2-2 BSC) won the doubles point and then picked up four singles wins to earn the league victory.
"I'm really pleased to get this victory," stated Bulldog head coach Lise Gregory. "We bounced back pretty well after a tough loss yesterday (5-2 loss to Coastal Carolina). Radford has been the team to beat in the conference over the past few years and it's nice to finally get a win over them."
Asheville earned the doubles point with two wins. Daniel Kripak and John Schubel won at #2 flight, 8-4. Brett Landau and Alex Croker put the Bulldogs in front 1-0 with a win at #3 flight.
In singles action, Stijn Meulemans of Radford downed Matt Waissen in three sets, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1 at #2 flight. Nicholas Sayer defeated Daniel Kripak at #3 flight 6-0, 6-3 to give the Highlanders a 2-1 lead.
But the Bulldogs controlled play from that point. Adrien Langeard won at #1 flight, 7-5, 6-4 over Thomas DeHaen. John Schubel took a straight set win over Joe Mills at #5, 6-2, 6-4. Alex Croker won in three sets over #4 Javier Waase 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to seal the victory.
UNC Asheville play at league foe Campbell on Friday.
UNC Asheville 5, Radford 2
Mar 23, 2013 at Asheville, N.C. (ARC Downtown)
|1. LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) def. DEHAEN, Thomas (RADM) 7-5, 6-4|
|2. MEULEMANS, Stijn (RADM) def. WAISSEN, Matt (ASHM) 6-3, 6-7, 6-1|
|3. SAYER, Nicholas (RADM) def. KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) 6-0, 6-3|
|4. CROKER, Alex (ASHM) def. WAASE, Javier (RADM) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3|
|5. SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) def. MILLS, Joe (RADM) 6-2, 6-4|
|6. LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) def. O'KEEFE, Patrick (RADM) 4-3, retired|
|1. SAYER, Nicholas/DEHAEN, Thomas (RADM) def. WAISSEN, Matt/LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) 8-4|
|2. KRIPAK, Daniel/SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) def. MILLS, Joe/MEULEMANS, Stijn (RADM) 8-4|
|3. LANDAU, Brett/CROKER, Alex (ASHM) def. O'KEEFE, Patrick/CARTER, Randall (RADM) 8-3|
|Radford 3-9, 0-3 BSC|
|UNC Asheville 8-5, 2-2 BSC|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,5,1,6,4,2)|