Men’s Tennis Snaps Two-Match Skid
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – After dropping a pair of road matches over the weekend, the USC Upstate men's tennis team was able to even its season record at 2-2 with a 6-1 victory over Anderson University Wednesday afternoon at the Upstate Tennis Complex.
Upstate swept the doubles matches to take an early 1-0 advantage on Anderson (1-1).
In singles action, the Spartans were able to claim victory in five of the six matches, including four in straight sets. Ramiro Blanco pushed his season win streak to four-straight with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Stan Atema.
At singles No. 2, Tyler Grove defeated Krystof Gulbinovic in a three-set thriller. Grove won set one, 6-3, before dropping set number two, 6-7 (5). In the tiebreaker set, Grove outlasted Gulbinovic, 15-13, to earn the win.
Upstate will return to the courts next Tuesday when the team travels to Clinton, S.C., for a 2 p.m. match at Presbyterian College.