GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Campbell men's tennis team notched three singles victories by junior Fernando Guillen (San Louis Potosi, Mexico), sophomore Adrien Rossignon (Arlon, Beligium) and senior Josep Baro (Barcelona, Spain), but the Camels ultimately fell at UNC Greensboro, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon.
In the doubles competition, UNCG clinched the point with victories at No. 2 and No. 3. There was a battle at No. 1 as the match went into a tiebreaker where Randy Phillips and James Dougherty triumphed over Rossignon and Baro, 7-4.
The Camels quickly took a 2-1 lead in the match during singles play as Guillen defeated Ahmet Sarioglu, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1 and Baro knocked off Daniel Mack, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5. UNCG knotted the contest at 2 when Dougherty squeezed by sophomore Steven Billington (Conway, Wales, U.K.), 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the second slot.
The final three matches went the distance. Freshman Rik Van Gerwen (Valkenswaard, Netherlands) and senior David Clavera (Barcelona, Spain) registered first-set wins, but Randy Phillips at No. 6 and Cameron Smith at No. 6 came back to send each match to a decisive third frame. Rossignon dropped the first set to Murray at No. 3, 6-4 and came back to take the second, 6-3.
UNCG took a 3-2 lead when Phillips won in the third frame, 6-0. The Camels tied the contest at 3-all with a Rossignon, 6-4 victory.
The Spartans ended up taking the match with a 6-4 win in the third set at No. 6 by Smith.
Campbell continues playing on the road on Feb. 23 against UNC Wilmington. The first serve of the match is set for 1 p.m.