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Men's Tennis Kicks Off 2012 at Orlando Invitational

Chris Simich

Chris Simich

Jan. 6, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. - - The University of Louisville men's tennis team opened the 2012 spring season with an impressive showing, winning 14 matches on day one of the Orlando Invitational

"We had a pretty good showing in singles winning 10 of 13 matches," said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. "It was good to get an early start to this season because this team gets better the more they play. To play three individual matches on the first day back is definitely a fitness test and I believe we passed it. These guys did a good job in the month of December to keep their singles games sharp but I am looking for an improvement in doubles. The Most Valuable Players today were Chris Simich and Luis Elizondo who won all three of their matches."

In singles action the Cards picked up 10 wins with sophomore Amaury Derognat posting two victories. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer, Albert Wagner and Chris Simich won in `A' singles while Robert Hall, Van Damrongsri, Luis Elizondo and Ross Nigro registered `B' singles wins.

Stiefelmeyer and Carter teamed for two doubles victories in the `A' division while Simich and Elizondo posted two `B' flight victories. Sumit Gupta and Van Damrongsri also won in `B' doubles.



A Division Doubles
Stephan Vogl/Will Kendall (Indiana) def. Sumit Gupta/Van Damrongsri 8-3
Jeremy Langer/ Isade Juneau (Indiana) def. Andrew Carter/Sebastian Stiefelmeyer 8-3
Nick Sayer/Thomas Dehaen (Radford) def. Robert Hall/Albert Wagner 8-6
Sebastian Stiefelmeyer/Andrew Carter def. Stijn Meulemans/Igor Ognizek (Radford) 8-2
Juan Bolona/Jorge Blasco (Central Florida) def. Adam Donaldson/Amaury Derognat 9-7

B Division Doubles
Alastair Barnes/Josh Mactaggart(Indiana) def. Robert Hall/Albert Wagner 8-6
Chris Simich/Luis Elizondo def. Dima Tasic/Jose Montibeller (Indiana) 8-6
Sumit Gupta/Van Damrongsri def. Joe Mills/Pat O'keefe(Radford) 8-1
Chris Simich/Luis Elizondo def. Randall Carter/ Javier Waase(Radford) 8-4
Matt Gladstone/Mario Samson (Central Florida) def. Ross Nigro/Jonathan Kuhn 8-5
* Doubles teams played in both divisions

A Division Singles
Nick Sayer (Radford) def. Andrew Carter (UL) 6-1 3-6 6-3
Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (UL) def. Stijn Meulemans(Radford) 6-2 6-0
Albert Wagner (UL) def. Thomas Dehaen (Radford) 6-0 6-0
Chris Simich (UL) def. Igor Ognizek (Radford) 6-1 6-2

B Division Singles
Robert Hall (UL) def. Pat O'Keefe (Radford) 6-0 6-0
Van Damrongsri (UL) def. Joe Mills (Radford) 6-1 6-4
Luis Elizondo (UL) def. Randall Carter (Radford) 4-6 7-5 (10-7)
Ross Nigro (UL) def. Alex Metzner (Radford) 6-1 6-1
Amaury Derognat (UL) def. Javier Waase (Radford) 6-1 6-1
Juan Bolona (UCF) def. Adam Donaldson (UL) 6-4 2-6 6-4
Amaury Derognat (UL) def. Matt Gladstone (UCF) 7-6 2-6 6-4
Ross Nigro (UL) def. Joe Dillings (UCF) 7-5 6-7 6-2
Eugene Doblevik (UCF) def. Jonathan Kuhn (UL) 6-4 7-5

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