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Men's Tennis Downs Winthrop 6-1

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Release: March 25, 2012
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's tennis team concluded the week on Sunday with another historic victory.

The Bulldogs (9-6, 2-0 BSC) rolled past Big South Conference foe Winthrop, 6-1 at the Asheville Racquet Club downtown Sunday afternoon. It was Asheville's first victory over the Eagles since the 1998 season when the Bulldogs edged Winthrop, 4-3.

Asheville was in command for most of the match as the Bulldogs took the doubles point to grab a 1-0 lead.  The #1 flight of Jonas Brobeck and Matt Waissen continued their good work this season with an 8-3 win over Guy Kube and Nadav Ruppin. The Bulldogs got the point when Thomas Rees and Adrien Langeard won at #2 over Rich Mead and Dylan Comerford, 8-5.

In singles action, the Bulldogs won five of the six matches with two wins coming in three sets. Thomas Rees won at #4 flight as he rallied past Rich Mead, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Ryan Matthews won at #5 as he edged Luka Stanic, 7-6, 0-6, 10-3.

Asheville got straight set wins from #1 Adrien Langeard, Matt Waissen and Pete Conaty.

The historic week began on Tuesday when the Bulldogs won at Furman. 4-3. It was Asheville's first ever victory over the Paladins. On Saturday, the Bulldogs downed King College, 7-0. The Tornados entered the match unbeaten at 10-0.

"This was a great victory for our team today," stated Asheville coach Lise Gregory. "We've been making steady progress over the years and this week was a big one for our guys.

"We still have another month to play and plenty of tough matches to go," added Gregory.  

Singles competition
1. LANGEARD, Adrien (ASH) def. KUBI, Guy (WU) 6-3, 6-4
2. WAISSEN, Matt (ASH) def. RUPPIN, Nadav (WU) 7-6, 6-2
3. HIROKAWA, Yuta (WU) def. BROBECK, Jonas (ASH) 7-6, 6-2
4. REES, Thomas (ASH) def. MEADE, Rich (WU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. MATTHEWS, Ryan (ASH) def. STANIC, Luka (WU) 7-6, 0-6, 10-3
6. CONATY, Pete (ASH) def. ALTIERI, Chase (WU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. BROBECK, Jonas/WAISSEN, Matt (ASH) def. KUBI, Guy/RUPPIN, Nadav (WU) 8-3
2. REES, Thomas/LANGEARD, Adrien (ASH) def. MEADE, Rich/COMERFORD, Dylan (WU) 8-5
3. SCHUBEL, John/CONATY, Pete (ASH) def. HIROKAWA, Yuta/STANIC, Luka (WU) 8-7

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