Men's Tennis Sweeps Illinois State and Chicago State in Doubleheader


March 7, 2014

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EricBonfre on the 7-0 win over Illinois State

AmauryDerognat on the 7-0 win over Chicago State

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team posted 7-0 wins over Illinois State and Chicago State in a doubleheader at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center Friday. The Cardinals improve to 10-4 on the season.

Louisville 7 - Illinois State 0
In their first match of the day, the Cardinals won the doubles point and swept singles en route to a 7-0 win over Illinois State.

"I felt that No. 2 and No. 3 doubles started out very well and got us in the right footing, especially No. 3 doubles we really needed a spark to come out of there," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "Alex Gornet and Jeffrey Brown really played flawlessly, they won 8-0 and didn't give up a lot of points and that helped us get kicked started. We won all the first sets put their backs against the wall."

In doubles action, Albert Wagner and Chris Simich won 8-2 against Urh Krajnc Domiter and Dylan Steffens at No. 2. At the three-spot, Alex Gornet and Jeffrey Brown clinched the point for the Cards with an 8-0 victory over Muddappa Appanervanda and Rodrigo Oliveira. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Van Damrongsri fell 8-5 to Jakub Eisner and Rolando Torrellas at the top seed.

In singles action, Appanervanda during the second game against Chris Simich giving the Cards the first singles point on court three. Albert Wagner defeated Jacob Wilson 6-1,6-1 at No. 2 to increase the lead to 3-0. Luis Elizondo clinched the match for the Cards with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Rodrigo Oliveira at the six-spot. Damrongsri beat Rolando Torrellas 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer closed out the match with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Jakub Eisner at No. 1.

"We did finish well, didn't lose a set today," said Ecarma. "I felt the guys played very efficiently and very professionally. We knew this team. They beat Western Michigan who won the MAC, they beat Ball State, they beat Penn. They beat several really good teams and we knew we had to play our A game today and we did and I was really pleased with that."

#29 Louisville 7, Illinois State 0
March 7, 2014 at Louisville, Ky.
(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
1. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) def. Jakub Eisner (ILST) 6-2, 6-4
2. Albert Wagner (LOU) def. Jacob Wilson (ILST) 6-1, 6-1
3. Chris Simich (LOU) def. M. Appanervanda (ILST) 1-0, ret.
4. Alex Gornet (LOU) def. Rolando Torrellas (ILST) 6-2, 6-4
5. Van Damrongsri (LOU) def. Rodrigo Oliveira (ILST) 6-3, 6-2
6. Luis Elizondo (LOU) def. Dylan Steffens (ILST) 6-4, 6-2
1. Jakub Eisner/Rolando Torrellas (ILST) def. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer/Van Damrongsri (LOU-MT) 8-5
2. Albert Wagner/Chris Simich (LOU) def. Urh Krajnc Domiter/Dylan Steffens (ILST) 8-2
3. Jeffrey Brown/Alex Gornet (LOU) def. M. Appanervanda/Rodrigo Oliveira (ILST) 8-0

Match Notes:
Illinois State 5-5
Louisville 9-4; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,2,6,5,1,4)
T-2:20 A-115  

Louisville 7 - Chicago State 0
In their second match Friday, the Cards swept through doubles and singles to beat Chicago State 7-0 and improve to 10-4 on the season.

"We are just really pleased that we didn't drop a set on nine courts," said Rex Ecarma. "The guys were really settled in and I feel like they're confidence is growing and they're more business-like on the court, they are executing the game plan much better. I just see a stronger team developing in front of me."

In doubles action, Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Van Damrongsri won 8-3 against Mario Noboa and Sergiu Muresan at No. 1. Alex Gornet and Jeffrey Brown secured the first point of the match with an 8-1 victory over Rashley Yeremia and Julian Chavez at No. 3. On court three, Albert Wagner and Amaury Derognat closed out doubles with an 8-2 win over Luis Ulloa and Uros Pajic.

In singles action, Albert Wagner defeated Sergiu Muresan 6-1, 6-1 at the top seed. Alex Gornet topped Uros Pajic 6-0, 6-1 and No. 3. Eric Bonfre clinched the win for the Cards with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Rashley Yeremia at the six spot. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer made the score 5-0 by beating Mario Noboa 6-1, 6-0 on court two. Luis Elizondo picked up a 6-2, 6-2 win over Julian Chavez at No. 4. Jeff Brown finished up the match with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Luis Ulloa at the five spot.

"It's always gratifying to coach when all of the players get to play and all of the players are successful and you see the team bonding together and individually they are growing and as a team they are growing," said Ecarma. "It was really a pleasure to coach them today."

UofL (10-4) will travel to Tucson, Ariz., on March 10.

Louisville 7, Chicago State 0
1. Albert Wagner (LOU) def. Sergiu Muresan (CHST) 6-1, 6-1
2. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) def. Mario Noboa (CHST) 6-1, 6-0
3. Alex Gornet (LOU) def. Uros Pajic (CHST) 6-0, 6-1
4. Luis Elizondo (LOU) def. Julian Chavez (CHST) 6-2, 6-2
5. Jeffrey Brown (LOU) def. Luis Ulloa (CHST) 6-3, 6-1
6. Eric Bonfre (LOU) def. Rashley Yeremia (CHST) 6-0, 6-1
1. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer/Van Damrongsri (LOU) def. Mario Noboa/Sergiu Muresan (CHST) 8-3
2. Albert Wagner/Amaury Derognat (LOU) def. Luis Ulloa/Uros Pajic (CHST) 8-2
3. Alex Gornet/Jeffrey Brown (LOU) def. Rashley Yeremia/Julian Chavez (CHST) 8-1
Match Notes:
Chicago State 1-11
Louisville 10-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,3,2,4,5)
T-1:50 A-127



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