ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Winthrop captured five singles matches en route to a 5-2 Big South Conference win over homestanding UNC Asheville Sunday afternoon at the Asheville Racquet Club.
The Bulldogs (7-10, 1-5 BSC) stunned the Eagles in doubles action as Asheville won two matches to pick up a 1-0 lead. Alex Croker and Brett Landau clinched the match at #1 flight by edging Dylan Comerford and Peter Nagovnak, 8-7. Josh Swindler and Daniel Kripak won the other doubles match by downing Yuta Hirokawa and Michael Chen, 8-4 at #3 flight
Kripak was the lone Bulldog to win at singles as he rallied past Hirokawa at #1 flight, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.
Asheville will host Gardner-Webb in its final home match of the year on Thursday starting at 2 p.m.
1. Alex Croker-Brett Landau (ASHM) def. Dylan Comerford-Peter Nagovnak (WIN) 8-7.
2. Steven Patrick-Tremanyne Mitchell (WIN) def. John Schubel-Thomas Panoulas (ASHM) 8-2
3. Josh Swindler-Daniel Kripak (ASHM) def. Yuta Hirokawa-Michael Chen (WIN), 8-4
1. Daniel Kripak (ASHM) def. Yuta Hirokawa (WIN) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.
2. Steven Patrick (WIN) def. Thomas Panoulas (ASHM) 7-6, 6-1.
3. Dylan Comerford (WIN) def. Alex Croker (ASHM) 6-3, 6-2.
4. Tremayne Mitchell (WIN) def. Brett Landau (ASHM) 6-0, 6-0.
5. Juan Pablo Boada (WIN) def. Josh Swindler (ASHM) 6-2, 6-2.
6. Michael Chen (WIN) def. John Schubel (ASHM) 7-5, 6-2.