USC Upstate Squares off with Furman Wednesday in Greenville

USC Upstate Squares off with Furman Wednesday in Greenville

Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team is back in action for the second time in three days on Wednesday afternoon as it makes the short drive to Greenville for a 3 p.m. non-conference match against the Furman Paladins at Mickel Tennis Center.

USC Upstate enters the midweek match with a 3-10 overall record after dropping a 4-1 decision at home to Troy on Monday afternoon. The Spartans captured one doubles and singles match apiece. In the No. 3 doubles match, Luka Eble and Felix Ewers won 6-3 while Ankush Arora secured his No. 5 singles match in straight sets 7-6(2), 6-1. Ewers was leading his No. 1 singles match in the third set 6-2, 4-6, 4-1 but went unfinished.

USC Upstate is led in singles competition this season by Francisco Neto and Fernando Bernardes with six wins as Neto plays primarily at No. 2 and Bernardes No. 3. The doubles combination of Eble and Ewers have a team-leading five wins at the No. 3 position.

Furman currently sits at 11-4 on the season after starting out the year winning nine of its first 10 matches. The Paladins have won their last two matches versus Rollins and Valparaiso. Ivan Mitric and Drew Singerman lead Furman in singles play with eight wins each while the duo has combined for six wins in doubles play. The Paladins are led by seventh-year head coach Kelly Jones.

The Spartans are facing Furman for the sixth time in program history with the Paladins holding a 4-1 lead in the all-time series. Furman defeated USC Upstate 4-3 last season in Greenville.

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The Spartans return home on Wednesday, March 21 for a 2 p.m. match against Elon.

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