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Bulldogs Drop 6-1 Decision At Radford

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Release: April 07, 2012
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RADFORD, Va. – After dropping the doubles point, No. 73 Radford responded and swept the singles competition to capture its sixth Big South regular season title in the last seven years, with a 6-1 victory over UNC Asheville in men’s tennis action Saturday afternoon at the RU Tennis Courts.

Winners of 53 of their last 58 matches against league competition, the Highlanders improve to 15-4 overall and 6-0 in conference.

Asheville (10-9, 3-2) swept the doubles portion to take the early 1-0 advantage.

Radford bounced back in singles and it didn’t waste time grabbing control of the match. Shortly after Stijn Meulemans (6-0, 6-1) tied the contest, 1-1, Nick Sayer put the Highlanders up for good with his 6-1, 6-4 victory at the top singles position.

Sayer, who entered ranked No. 78 in the ITA Singles Rankings, improved to 28-8 on this season with his 15th win in the last 16 matches.

Just prior to Joe Mills (6-0, 6-3) clinching the match on court five, Igor Ogrizek defeated Matt Waissen, 6-4, 6-3, to extend Radford’s lead to 3-1.

With the match already decided, the Highlander’s got three-set victories from Thomas Dehaen (6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-3) and Patrick O’Keefe (6-4, 2-6, 6-4) to finish off the singles sweep.

Radford returns to the courts tomorrow with a 1 p.m. dual at George Washington. 

Radford 6, UNC Asheville 1
April 7, 2012 – Radford, Va. (RU Tennis Courts)

Singles Competition
1. No. 78 Nick Sayer (RU) def. Adrien Langeard (AVL), 6-1, 6-4
2. Igor Ogrizek (RU) def. Matt Waissen (AVL), 6-4, 6-3
3. Stijn Meulemans (RU) def. Jonas Brobeck (AVL), 6-0, 6-1
4. Thomas Dehaen (RU) def. Thomas Rees (AVL), 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-3
5. Joe Mills (RU) def. Ryan Matthews (AVL), 6-0, 6-3
6. Patrick O’Keefe (RU) def. John Schubel (AVL), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2, 5, 4, 6

Doubles Competition
1. Matt Waissen / Jonas Brobeck (AVL) def. Nick Sayer / Thomas Dehaen (RU), 8-7 (5) 
2. Thomas Rees / Adrien Langeard (AVL) def. Igor Ogrizek / Stijn Meulemans (RU), 9-7
3. John Schubel / Pete Conaty (AVL) def. Joe Mills / Patrick O’Keefe (RU), 8-4

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

Match Notes
Radford 15-4, 6-0
UNC Asheville 10-9, 3-2

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