ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop won the doubles point and picked up three singles victories to slip past UNC Asheville 4-3 in Big South Conference men’s tennis action Sunday afternoon.


It was the second straight 4-3 defeat the Bulldogs (9-8, 2-5) suffered this week as Asheville lost at PC on Wednesday, 4-3.


Three of the Bulldogs league losses have been by 4-3 scores, while the other two have been by 5-2 tallies.


Asheville got a win in doubles at #2 flight when John Schubel and Daniel Kripak defeated Steven Patrick and Yuta Hirokawa, 8-6.


The Bulldogs were able to get a singles win from Adrien Langeard at #1 singles. He routed Dylan Comerford, 6-2, 6-4. Kripak slipped past Hirokawa, 6-4, 6-4 at #3 flight.


Brett Landau won a thriller in three sets at #6 flight. He downed Steven Patrick, 7-6, 2-6, 11-9.


Asheville is back in action on Monday when the Bulldogs travel to Gardner-Webb for a league match starting at 2 p.m.


Singles competition

1. LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) def. COMERFORD, Dylan (WUMT) 6-2, 6-4

2. ARAMBURU, Ivar (WUMT) def. WAISSEN, Matt (ASHM) 6-4, 6-2

3. KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) def. HIROKAWA, Yuta (WUMT) 6-4, 6-4

4. BOADA, Juan (WUMT) def. CROKER, Alex (ASHM) 6-3, 6-1

5. NAGOVNAK, Peter (WUMT) def. SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) 6-3, 6-1

6. LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) def. PATRICK, Steven (WUMT) 7-6, 2-6, 11-9

Doubles competition

1. NAGOVNAK, Peter/COMERFORD, Dylan (WUMT) def. LANGEARD, Adrien/WAISSEN, Matt (ASHM) 8-4

2. SCHUBEL, John/KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) def. PATRICK, Steven/HIROKAWA, Yuta (WUMT) 8-6

3. BOADA, Juan/DECANDIA, Corey (WUMT) def. CROKER, Alex/LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) 8-5