Men?s Tennis Starts UNF Invitational
Jacksonville, Fla. The Georgia Southern Men’s Tennis Team started the UNF invitational off on the right foot.
Joris De Weerdt (Mortsel, Belgium) defeated Bastian Maucher from Troy 6-0, 7-6 (2) on Saturday in the A draw of singles. He then faced Grega Teraz from ETSU and lost 7-6 (6), 3-6, 10-6.
Also in the A draw of singles, Gregory Bekkers (Antwerp, Belgium) defeated Dave Barton from Mercer 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (3). Bekkers then faced Victor Vaz from Jacksonville and won 6-1, 6-4. He then faced Ivan Milijocevic from South Carolina State and lost 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals.
In the B draw of singles, Matthew Sands (Nassau, Bahamas) defeated Forrest Jenkins from Florida A&M 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Sands then faced Guillherme Sahadhi from Troy and lost 6-1, 7-5.
Alain Garrido (Vigo, Spain) lost to Gabriel Meana from SCSU 6-4, 6-4 in the B draw.
Garrido will face Paul Paiger on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the B singles consolidation.
Edio Castanhel (Criciuma, Brazil) lost to Lawrence Herradine from FAU 6-3, 6-1.
In the C draw of singles, Alonso Rodriguez (Lima, Peru) advanced to the finals. He won his first match against Jeff Smallwood from Bethune-Cookman 6-2, 6-1. In his second match he defeated Adam Hunt from Mercer 0-6, 6-3, 10-3. Rodriguez then faced Marc Misanovic from UNF and defeated him 7-6 (3), 7-5. In the finals Rodriguez will face KC Griffin from Memphis.
Phillip Prins (Cape Town, South Africa) defeated Aroon Khatter from Jacksonville 6-2, 6-1 in his first match of C singles. Prins then faced Rafael Matos and lost 7-5, 7-6 (3).
In C Singles, Mark Paetz (Munich, Germany) defeated Cristofer Martin 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 but lost to Jan Langer 6-3, 6-4.
In A Doubles, De Weerdt and Sands advanced to the semifinals by defeating Simbarashe Happy and Paul Paige from Florida A&M 8-3.
In B Doubles, Bekkers and Prins lost to Chapman Mitchell and Justin Wimpee from Mercer 8-5.
Castanhel and Garrido lost to Graham Edgar from UNF and Fausto Rocha from Belmont 8-6.
Paetz and Rodriguez lost to Vinny Craveiro and Marcos Oliveira from Jacksonville 8-5.
The Eagles will finish up the UNF Invitational Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.
- Category: Men's Tennis
- Published on Sunday, 12 October 2008 00:06