Spartans Finish Weekend with 6-1 Loss at UNC Asheville

Spartans Finish Weekend with 6-1 Loss at UNC Asheville

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team picked up a point in singles action Saturday afternoon, but fell 6-1 at UNC Asheville in non-conference action at the Asheville Racquet Club.

The Spartans drop to 4-7 on the year with the loss, while UNC Asheville improves to 4-2 on the season.

Upstate won a thriller at the top doubles spot, as Yvon Haessig and Gonzalo Blanco picked up an 8-7 victory, but the Bulldogs grabbed wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to win the opening point of the day.

Ramon Simonetti was responsible for the lone point of the afternoon for Upstate, knocking off Alex Croker 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 singles, but the Bulldogs captured the remaining five matches, four of which came in straight sets. Jamie Yates fought back and forced a third at the No. 6 spot, but fell 6-1, 3-6, 10-8.

Matthias Kidler and Viktor Selander fought their way deep into the second sets in singles action before falling 7-5 to drop their respective matches.

The Spartans will travel to Elon next Saturday take on the Phoenix in non-conference action. First serve is set for 1 p.m.

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UNC Asheville 6, USC Upstate 1
Mar 02, 2013 at Asheville, N.C. (ARC Downtown)

Singles competition
1. LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) def. Matthias Kidler (UPSTM) 6-0, 7-5
2. WAISSEN, Matt (ASHM) def. Yvon Haessig (UPSTM) 6-2, 6-1
3. KRIPAK, Daniel (ASHM) def. Viktor Selander (UPSTM) 6-4, 7-5
4. Ramon Simonetti (UPSTM) def. CROKER, Alex (ASHM) 6-4, 6-4
5. SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) def. Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) 6-3, 6-3
6. LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) def. Jamie Yates (UPSTM) 6-1, 3-6, 10-8
Doubles competition
1. Yvon Haessig/Gonzalo Blanco (UPSTM) def. WAISSEN, Matt/LANGEARD, Adrien (ASHM) 8-7
2. KRIPAK, Daniel/SCHUBEL, John (ASHM) def. Jamie Yates/Jacob Darling (UPSTM) 8-4
3. CROKER, Alex/LANDAU, Brett (ASHM) def. Viktor Selander/Ramon Simonetti (UPSTM) 8-5
Match Notes
USC Upstate 4-7
UNC Asheville 4-2