Men's Tennis Stuns Gardner-Webb, 4-2
ROCK HILL, S.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - No. 5 UNC Asheville defeated No. 4 Gardner-Webb 4-2 in the first round of the Big South Men's Tennis Championship Thursday afternoon at the Memorial Courts on the campus of Winthrop University. With the win, Asheville improves to 10-10 on the year, while the Runnin' Bulldogs end their season at 11-12.
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
The Bulldogs grabbed the doubles point to take the 1-0 lead with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 flights. At No. 1, Matt Waissen and Jonas Brobeck downed Gardner-Webb's Andrew Veeder and Andrew Carter, 9-8. Asheville's Nathan White and Nicola Nonnenbroich defeated Roman Piftor and Julien Belair 8-5 at the No. 2 slot.
Asheville got a win at No. 1 as Adrien Langeard downed Julien Belair, 6-1, 6-3. At No. 2 it was Asheville's Waissen prevailing with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 win over Veeder. Rees finished things off for the Bulldogs as he picked up the 6-4, 6-3 win vs. Matt Parker at the No. 6 flight.
With the win Asheville moves to the semifinals where it will play No. 1 Winthrop on Friday, April 22 at 10:00am.
UNC Asheville 4, Gardner-Webb 2
1. Adrien Langeard (ASH) def. Julien Belair (GWUM) 6-1, 6-3
2. Matt Waissen (ASH) def. Andrew Veeder (GWUM) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
3. Korhan Ates (GWU) def. Nicola Nonnenbroich (ASH) 7-6, 7-6
4. Roman Piftor (GWU) def. Ryan Matthews (ASH) 6-3, 6-3
5. A. Knutsson-Sunbald (GWU) vs. Jonas Brobeck (UNCA) 2-6, 5-4, unfinished
6. Thomas Rees (ASH) def. Matthew Parker (GWUM) 6-4, 6-3
1. Matt Waissen/Jonas Brobeck (ASH) def. Andrew Veeder/Andrew Carter (GWUM) 9-8
2. Nathan White/Nicola\ Nonnenbroich (ASH) def. Roman Piftor/Julien Belair (GWUM) 8-5
3. A. Knutsson-Sunbald/Korhan Ates (GWU) vs. Thomas Rees/Adrien Langeard (ASH) 8-8, unfinished