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Men's Tennis Takes Down Tennessee Tech 6-1


Jan. 30, 2014

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Rex Ecarma on the 6-1win over Tennessee Tech

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team defeated Tennessee Tech 6-1 to cap a doubleheader sweep Thursday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Cards (5-1) defeated Toledo 6-1 in the first match of the day.

The Cardinals used wins on courts 1 and 3 to take the first point of the match. Juniors Van Damrongsri cruised to a 6-1 decision against Gonzalo Munoz and Gagan Jain at No. 1. On court two, Tennessee Tech evened the score when Arten Tarasov and Vasily Eremeev defeated junior Alex Gornet and Chris Simich 6-3. The point came down to court one where juniors Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Albert Wagner rallied from a 3-2 deficit to beat Oleksiy Arovin and Alberto Esteban 6-3 to give Louisville a 1-0 lead.

In singles action, Wagner added to the lead when he beat Eremeev 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 2 position. Junior Michael Lippens defeated Munoz 6-1, 6-1 to make the score 3-0. Elizondo and Simich followed quickly with 6-0, 6-2 wins over Jain and Alvara Cintas at Nos. 3 and 5 respectively to increase the lead to 5-0. At the No. 4 spot, Damrongsri defeated Tarasov 6-0 in the first set. After falling behind 5-2 in the second he came back to win 6-5 (7-5) to give the Cards a 6-0 lead in the match.

The top seed featured a battle between Stiefelmeyer and Arovin. Stiefelmeyer took the first set 6-4, but Arovin prevailed 6-5 (8-6) and went on to win 10-1 in the third set tiebreaker for the 6-1 final.

The Cardinals are back in action on Feb. 5 when they face No. 36 North Carolina at 2:30 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

#47 Louisville 6, Tennessee Tech 1
Jan 30, 2014 at Louisville, Ky.
(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
1. AROVIN, Oleksiy (TTU) def. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) 4-6, 6-5 (8-6), 1-0 (10-1)
2. Albert Wagner (LOU) def. EREMEEV, Vasily (TTU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Luis Elizondo (LOU) def. JAIN, Gagan (TTU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Van Damrongsri (LOU) def. TARASOV, Artem (TTU) 6-0, 6-5 (7-0)
5. Chris Simich (LOU) def. CINTAS, Alvaro (TTU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Michael Lippens (LOU) def. MUNOZ, Gonzalo (TTU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: Singles (2,6,3,5,4)
1. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer/Albert Wagner (LOU) def. AROVIN, Oleksiy/ESTEBAN, Alberto (TTU) 6-3
2. TARASOV, Artem/EREMEEV, Vasily (TTU) def. Alex Gornet/Chris Simich (LOU) 6-3
3. Van Damrongsri/Luis Elizondo (LOU) def. MUNOZ, Gonzalo/JAIN, Gagan (TTU) 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1);
Match Notes:
Tennessee Tech 1-3
Louisville 5-1; National ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1);



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