ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville men’s tennis team won three singles matches in three sets to slip past Nicholls State, 4-3 in collegiate action Friday afternoon at the Asheville Racquet Club.


The Bulldogs (4-6) won the doubles point and then won three hard-fought singles matches to record the victory against the Colonels (5-4).


Asheville picked up singles victories from Daniel Kripak at #1 singles, Brett Landau at #4 singles and Josh Swindler at #6 singles.


The Bulldogs won two doubles matches at #1 and #2 flights.


Asheville opens Big South Conference play against Longwood on Saturday at 1 p.m.




1.       Alex Croker-Brett Landau (ASHM) def. Partha Adavelly-Nico Mertens (NSU) 8-4

2.       John Schubel-Thomas Panoulas (ASHM) def. Bernard Wezeman-Lukas Clemens (NSU) 9-7

3.        DNF




1.       Daniel Kripak (ASHM) def. Partha Adavelly (NSU) 3-6, 7-6, 7-5.

2.       Nico Mertens (NSU) def. Thomas Panoulas (ASHM) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

3.       Lukas Clemens (NSU) def. Alex Croker (ASHM) 7-6, 6-4

4.       Brett Landau (ASHM) def.  Bernard Wezeman (NSU) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

5.       Sam Messen (NSU) def. John Schubel (ASHM) 1-6, 7-6, 6-3

6.       Josh Swindler (ASHM) def. Evan Karatzas (NSU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.