NASHVILLE, Tenn.– The Belmont men's tennis team lost 4-3 against Furman University Saturday night at Centennial Sports Complex.
The Bruins grabbed an early lead against the Paladins winning both No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. At No. 1 Hendrik Inno and Marko Ilic defeated Jake Bhangdia and Jake Munns 6-4 while,Joan Valy and Jake Briggs defeated Ivan MitricJames Roelofse 6-2.
In singles, the Bruins took wins in the top two spots ultimately falling to the Paladins by one. Marko Ilic defeated Ivan Mitric 6-7, 7-5, 6-2 at the one and Hendrik Inno defeated Clarke Wilson 6-2, 6-4 at the two.
Up next for the Bruins includes a full weekend schedule. Up first is a home match against Grand Canyon University on Feb. 8 followed by an away match at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga on Feb. 9. Rounding it out will be a cross town matchup against The Commodores at Vanderbilt University on Feb. 10.
Belmont 3, Furman 4
3. Jake Munns (FU) def. Joal Valy (BEL) 6-0, 6-0
4. Jake Bhangdia(FU) def. Vincent Sterkens (BEL) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
5.Drew Singerman (FU) def. Adam Rudowski (BEL) 6-1, 6-0
6. Henrik Atlevi (FU) def. Jake Briggs (BEL) 6-2, 6-3
1. Hendrik Inno/Marko Illic (BEL) def. 6-6, Jake Bhangdia/Jake Munns (FU) 6-4
2. Joan Valy/Jake Briggs (BEL) def. Ivan Mitric/James Roelofse (FU) 6-2
3. Grant Kelly/Adam Rudowski (BEL) v. Clark Wilson/Drew Singerman (FU) unfinished