ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville men’s tennis team won the doubles point and captured two singles matches but fell in two three-set matches as the Bulldogs came up just short against nationally-ranked Charlotte, 4-3 Friday afternoon at the Asheville Racquet Club.


Asheville fell to 6-8 on the season, while the 49ers improved to 9-3. Charlotte is ranked 75th nationally.


The Bulldogs stunned Charlotte in doubles as Asheville won at #1 and #3 flights. Thomas Panoulas and Will Golderg won at #3 flight, 8-4 over Forest Edwards and Paul Cisti. Asheville clinched the point with the #1 team of Alex Corker and Brett Landau edging Jack Williams and Alex Calott, 8-6.


In singles action, the Bulldogs won at the top two flights. Daniel Kripak won at #1 over Forrest Edwards, 7-5, 7-6. Thomas Panoulas slipped past Kamil Khalil, 6-4, 6-4.


But the visiting 49ers were able to get wins from flights 3-6 to win the match. Josh Swinder lost in three sets and #5, while Brett Landau lost in three sets at #4.


Asheville starts a busy week on Monday as it will play four matches is six days. The week begins with a home match against North Greenville at home starting at 2 p.m.


#75 Charlotte 4, UNC Asheville 3
Mar 21, 2014 at Asheville, N.C. (ARC Downtown)


Singles competition

1. KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) def. Forrest Edwards (CHA) 7-5, 7-6

2. PANOULAS, Thomas (ASHM) def. Kamil Khalil (CHA) 6-4, 6-4

3. J. Massalle Ferrer (CHA) def. CROKER, Alex (ASHM) 6-3, 6-2

4. Jack Williams (CHA) def. LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

5. Alex Calott (CHA) def. SWINDLER, Josh (ASHM) 6-2, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4

6. Paul Cisti (CHA) def. GOLDBERG, Will (ASHM) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. CROKER, Alex/LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) def. Jack Williams/Alex Calott (CHA) 8-6

2. Kamil Khalil/J. Massalle Ferrer (CHA) def. KRIPAK, Daniel/SWINDLER, Josh (ASHM) 8-3

3. PANOULAS, Thomas/GOLDBERG, Will (ASHM) def. Forrest Edwards/Paul Cisti (CHA) 8-4