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EAST GREENSBORO (February 3, 2019) – The North Carolina A&T men’s tennis dropped a 7-0 decision to Winthrop in their home opener at the Aggie Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon. 

In No. 2 singles, freshman Vasil Ivanov took on Gabriel Dias. Ivanov loss the first set 6-3 before battling back to take the second set 6-2. With all but No. 3 singles completed, the two entered a tiebreaker set to decide the winner as each team cheering for their side. Ivanov came up short losing the tiebreaker set 10-6.

In the adjacent court at No. 3 singles, Jorge Goenaga played Connor Williamson. The two players battled it out with Goenaga dropping the first set 6-4. He did not give in, however. The second set started with an onslaught of crushing ball strikes. Goenaga finally lost the second set, 7-5. 

Nicolas Arduh was defeated 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles while Hayden Faulkenbury fell at No. 4 singles 6-2, 6-1.

The Aggies played well in doubles but was still unable to secure a win. Faulkenbury and Goenaga fell at No. 2 doubles 6-4. At No. 3 doubles, it was Jordan Lawrence and Nolan Martino who came up short losing 7-5.

N.C. A&T will get a couple weeks off before heading to Farmville, Va. To take on Longwood on Friday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.

WINTHROP 7, N.C. A&T 0
Feb 03, 2019 at Greensboro, N.C. 

Singles competition

1. QUIROZ, Diego (WIN) def. ARDUH, Nicolas (NCATM) 6-1, 6-3

2. DIAS, Gabriel (WIN) def. IVANOV, Vasil (NCATM) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6)

3. WILLIAMSON, Connor (WIN) def. GOENAGA, Jorge (NCATM) 6-4, 7-5

4. MIRALLES, Lluis (WIN) def. FAULKENBURY, Hayden (NCATM) 6-2, 6-1

5. GOKHALE, Aditya (WIN) def. LAWRENCE, Jordan (NCATM) 6-0, 6-0

6. TINAGLI, Alberto (WIN) def. MARTINO, Nolan (NCATM) 6-2, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

1. WILLIAMSON, Connor/QUIROZ, Diego (WIN) def. ARDUH, Nicolas/IVANOV, Vasil (NCATM) 6-1

2. DIAS, Gabriel/MIRALLES, Lluis (WIN) def. FAULKENBURY, Hayden/GOENAGA, Jorge (NCATM) 6-4

3. TINAGLI, Alberto/GOKHALE, Aditya (WIN) def. LAWRENCE, Jordan/MARTINO, Nolan (NCATM) 7-5

 

Match Notes

WINTHROP 2-3

N.C. A&T 0-5

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,6,4,1,3,2)