RADFORD, Va. – Playing in their final road match of the season the UNC Asheville men’s tennis team fell to Radford on Saturday afternoon, falling 6-1 in Big South Conference play.
With the win the Highlanders improve to 7-12 on the year with a 4-4 mark in the Big South while Asheville falls to 7-14 and 1-7 in league play.
Radford won the double point, winning the No. 2 and No. 3 flights to go up 1-0 in the match. Asheville’s John Schubel and Thomas Panoulas won the No. 1 flight over Janken Thoen and Javier Waase 8-6.
In singles play Will Goldberg earned a 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) victory over Nico Ascarrunz at the No. 5 spot for the Bulldogs’ lone point of the match.
1. SAYER, Nicholas (RAD) def. KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) 6-1, 7-5
2. O'KEEFE, Patrick (RAD) def. CROKER, Alex (ASHM) 6-3, 7-5
3. MILLS, Joe (RAD) def. SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) 6-4, 6-4
4. THOEN, Janken (RAD) def. SWINDLER, Josh (ASHM) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. GOLDBERG, Will (ASHM) def. ASCARRUNZ, Nico (RAD) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
6. WAASE, Javier (RAD) def. DILLON, Reid (ASHM) 6-1, 6-2
1. SCHUBEL, John/PANOULAS, Thomas (ASHM) def. THOEN, Janken/WAASE, Javier (RAD) 8-6
2. SAYER, Nicholas/MILLS, Joe (RAD) def. GOLDBERG, Will/CROKER, Alex (ASHM) 8-3
3. O'KEEFE, Patrick/ASCARRUNZ, Nico (RAD) def. SWINDLER, Josh/KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) 8-6