Jan. 19, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - - The University of Louisville men's tennis team defeated visiting Austin Peay 7-0 Thursday evening at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The win completed a season-opening doubleheader sweep after the Cards defeated Xavier 7-0 earlier in the day.
"Our goal as a team today was efficiency," said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. "We didn't necessarily want to go for winners and spectacular shots and hope and pray to make ESPN's top 10. We were just really trying to keep unforced errors at a minimum. When we do that we're a very good team and very difficult to beat. I think with the amount of 6-0 and 6-1 sets today, these guys mostly reached their goals. This is the exact type of start I was hoping for. We beat two solid teams in a convincing way and didn't drop a set. We hope this can provide some momentum for Maryland. The MVP for the Austin Peay match was Sebastian Stiefelmeyer."
The Cardinals swept doubles to take the first point of the match. Senior Andrew Carter and freshman Sebastian Stiefelmeyer, ranked No. 24 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, topped Sean Bailey and Dimitar Ristovski 8-3 on court one. Senior Sumit Gupta and freshman Van Damrongsri teamed to beat Jasmin Ademovic and Iago Seffrin 8-1 at the two spot. Senior Robert Hall and freshman Albert Wagner wrapped up doubles play with an 8-2 win over John Storie and Aleksas Tverijonas.
Wagner quickly captured the second point of the match, defeating Seffrin 6-0, 6-0 at the four spot. Freshman Luis Elizondo increased the lead to 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Tverijonas at No. 5. Stiefelmeyer clinched the win at the No. 3 spot by defeating Ristovski 6-0, 6-2. Hall's 6-3, 6-1 victory over Tverijonas increased the score to 5-0. Carter, No. 113 in the ITA singles rankings, closed out the match with a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Bailey at the two-spot.
U of L (2-0) is back in action on Jan. 22, when the Cards travel to Maryland.
No. 30 Louisville 7 - Austin Peay 0
Jan. 19, 2012 - Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
1 - Michael Lippens (UL) d. Jasmin Ademovic (AP) 6-0, 6-2
2 - #113 Andrew Carter (UL) d. Sean Bailey (AP) 6-4, 6-1
3 - Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (UL) Dimitar Ristovski (AP) 6-0, 6-2
4 - Albert Wagner (UL) d. Iago Seffrin (AP) 6-0, 6-0
5 - Robert Hall (UL) d. Aleksas Tverijonas (AP) 6-3, 6-1
6 - Luis Elizondo (UL) d. Michal Hrciste (AP) 6-1, 6-3
Order of finish: 4, 6, 3, 5, 1, 2
1 - #24 Carter/Stiefelmeyer (UL) d. Bailey/Ristovski (AP) 8-3
2 - Sumit Gupta/Damrongsri (UL) d. Ademovic/Seffrin (AP) 8-1
3 - Hall/Wagner (UL) d. Storie/Tverjonas(AP) 8-2
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3