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Vols defeat Furman to open spring tennis season

No. 6 Tennessee (1-0) defeated Furman (0-1), 7-0, Friday at Goodfriend Tennis Center to open its 2024 spring season.

Chris Li clinched the match against Furman in his first dual match for Tennessee.

He was one of four Tennessee newcomers to record wins for the Vols, joining Younes Lalami, Filip Pieczonka and Filip Apltauer.

Tennessee-Furman results:

Doubles

1. #34 Shunsuke Mitsui/Filip Pieczonka (UT) def. Thomas Kennedy/Elijah Portizky (FU) 6-4
2. Angel Diaz/Chris Li (UT) vs. Ben Cahill/Emil Westling (FU) 5-4, unfinished
3. Younes Lalami/Johannus Monday (UT) def. Cole Burnam/Leonardo Dal Boni (FU) 6-1

Order of finish: (3,1)

Singles

1. #20 Johannus Monday (UT) def. Elijah Portizky (FU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Younes Lalami (UT) def. Thomas Kennedy (FU) 7-6(6), 6-4
3. #33 Shunsuke Mitsui (UT) def. Leonardo Dal Boni (FU) 7-5, 6-2
4. Chris Li (UT) def. Emil Westling (FU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Filip Pieczonka (UT) def. John Rado (FU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Filip Apltauer (UT) def. Walker Allen (FU) 6-3, 6-0

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

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire