Men's Tennis Stays Perfect in Big South with Win over Gardner-Webb

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Release: April 03, 2012
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville remained perfect in Big South Conference play with a hard-fought 4-0 victory over visiting Gardner-Webb Tuesday afternoon at the Asheville Racquet Club downtown.

The Bulldogs (10-7, 3-0 BSC) and Runnin' Bulldogs (6-12, 0-5 BSC) had to be moved inside due to a torrential thunderstorm that hit the Asheville area right after doubles was completed. Asheville earned the doubles points and then won three singles matches, two in three sets to secure the victory. The other three singles matches did not finish.

The Bulldogs picked up the doubles point and grabbed a 1-0 lead in the match with three tough wins.  Jonas Brobeck and Matt Waissen earned an 8-5 win at #1 doubles. Thomas Rees and Adrien Langeard won at #2 doubles by the same score.  Pete Conaty and John Schubel won at #3 by an 8-6 score.

In singles play, Langeard won convincingly at #1 over Korhan Ates, 6-1, 6-2. At #2 singles, Matt Waissen fell in the first set to A. Knutson-Sundblad, 2-6. But Waissen roared back in the next two sets to win 6-1, 6-3.

Jonas Brobeck clinched the win with his team-leading 11th singles win of the year. He outlasted Roman Piftor at #3 4-6, 7-6, 7-5. He stayed alive in the match in the second by winning a tie-breaker, 7-1.

Asheville is off until Friday and Saturday when the Bulldogs face two of the biggest road matches in school history. The Dogs play at Liberty on Friday and then face a first-place showdown with defending BSC champion Radford on Saturday.

Singles competition

1. LANGEARD, Adrien (ASH) def. Korhan Ates (GWUM) 6-1, 6-2

2. WAISSEN, Matt (ASH) def. A. Knutsson-Sundblad (GWUM) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3

3. BROBECK, Jonas (ASH) def. Roman Piftor (GWUM) 4-6, 7-6, 7-5

4. REES, Thomas (ASH) vs. Ernest Alberch (GWUM) 4-6, 2-1, unfinished

5. MATTHEWS, Ryan (ASH) vs. Joao Poli (GWUM) 6-4, 1-2, unfinished

6. SCHUBEL, John (ASH) vs. Brendan Dempsey (GWUM) unfinished

Doubles competition

1. BROBECK, Jonas/WAISSEN, Matt (ASH) def. Matthew Parker/Ernest Alberch (GWUM) 8-5

2. REES, Thomas/LANGEARD, Adrien (ASH) def. Korhan Ates/A. Knutsson-Sundblad (GWUM) 8-5

3. CONATY, Pete/SCHUBEL, John (ASH) def. Stephen Martin/Joao Poli (GWUM) 8-6


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