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Knutsson-Sundblad (Gothenburg, Sweden) picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles in the Runnin' Bulldogs' 4-2 loss at Davidson on Tuesday.
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Gardner-Webb Comes Up Short, Drops 4-2 Match at Davidson on Tuesday
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
          Release: February 06, 2013
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Davidson, N.C. - The Runnin' Bulldogs were unable to make it two wins in a row against Davidson, falling behind early in a 4-2 loss on the road Tuesday evening in a non-conference matchup at Davidson's Knobloch Tennis Center.

GWU (0-3) found itself down 1-0 after doubles play, as the Wildcats won at No.'s 1 and 3 doubles to grab the opening point.

Adam Knutsson-Sundblad (Gothenburg, Sweden) secured the first singles win for the Runnin' Bulldogs on the day while playing at the No. 1 position. The senior got hot early en route to a 6-1, 6-4 triumph against Davidson's Nicky Kunz to pick up his first singles win of the 2013 season.

Another Runnin' Bulldog garnered his first singles win on Tuesday. Freshman Benjamin Kaszás (Budapest, Hungary) earned his first collegiate win in singles play, as he battled for a 6-3, 7-5 win over the Wildcats' Robert Lightbourn at the No. 3 slot.

Wins at No. 2, 4, and 5 singles for the host Davidson Wildcats provided the final margin.

Gardner-Webb will turn around to compete in its home opener on Saturday, February 9 against Augusta State. Saturday's match is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m.


Davidson 4, Gardner-Webb 2
Singles competition
1. Adam K.-Sundblad (GWU) def. Nicky Kunz (DAV) 6-1, 6-4
2. Joe Schafer (DAV) def. Roman Piftor (GWU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Benjamin Kaszas (GWU) def. Robert Lightbourn (DAV) 6-3, 7-5
4. Chris Mark (DAV) def. Ernest Alberch (GWU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Connor Evins (DAV) def. Brendan Dempsey (GWU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
6. Joao Poli (GWU) vs. Alex Howard (DAV) no result

Doubles competition
1. Chris Mark/Kevin Moore (DAV) def. Matthew Parker/Ernest Alberch (GWU)    8-5

2. Adam K.-Sundblad/Nikita Zverkov (GWU) vs. Joe Schafer/Ethan Kallick (DAV)     no result

3. Robert Lightbourn/Nicky Kunz (DAV) def. Benjamin Kaszas/Joao Poli (GWU)     8-2





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