Men's Tennis Concludes Regular Season with Doubleheader Sweep of Wright State and Austin Peay

The Cards honored senior Amaury Derognat before the Austin Peay match

The Cards honored senior Amaury Derognat before the Austin Peay match

April 13, 2014

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The University of Louisville men's tennis team concluded the regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Wright State and Austin Peay Sunday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Cards defeated Wright State 7-0 and Austin Peay 4-0 to improve to 20-6 on the season.

"I felt that that was a great cap to a very special season," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. Where this team joined only six other teams that have won 20 or more regular season matches. It's a tough this to accomplish because the average amount of matches we play is usually around twenty-six matches a season. It's pretty tough and I want to congratulate this team for doing that. A lot of great regular season wins, with Nebraska, Michigan, and Virginia Tech, and Indiana, and Northwestern, and Michigan State, and Arizona."

Louisville 7 - Wright State 0
The Cards opened the match by taking the doubles point. Alex Gornet and Van Damrongsri defeated Hayden Joblin and Michal Lyzwa 8-2 at No. 3 while Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Jeffrey Brown clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win over Myles Harris and Ricardo Pineda at No. 1. Chris Simich and Albert Wagner closed out doubles play for the Cards with an 8-7 (7-5) victory over Lauri Makikalli and Dan Gilbert at No. 2.

In singles action, Michael Lippens took the second point for the Cards with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 over Lyzwa. At No. 1, Stiefelmeyer posted the Cards third point with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Joblin. Damrongsri clinched the victory with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 win at No. 5 over Marc Sodini. Wagner defeated Dan 7-5, 6-2 at the two-spot and at Simich topped Pineda 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) to bring the score to 6-0. The match ended on court three where Alex Gornet who lost the first set 6-4 and was up 5-4 in the second when his opponent Makikalli retired due to injury.

Louisville 4 - Austin Peay 0
In their second match of the day, the Cards again opened by taking the doubles point against Austin Peay. Van Damrongsri and Alex Gornet defeated Manuel Montenegro and Evan Borowski 8-2 at the three-spot. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Jeffrey Brown clinched the point with an 8-4 win over Jasmin Ademovic and Aleksas Tverijonas 8-4. Closing out doubles were Albert Wagner and Chris Simich who defeated Dimitar Ristovski and James Mitchell at 8-5 at No. 2.

In singles, Michael Lippens quickly gave the Cards a 2-0 lead when he beat Mitchell 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4. Simich followed with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Tverijonas at the three-spot. The match ended on court six where Luis Elizondo registered a 6-1, 6-1 decision against Borowski.

The Cardinals (20-6) will prepare for the American Athletic Conference which will be held April 17-20 in Memphis.

"This team has accomplished a lot of our regular season goals, but now we focus onto our conference and our goal from day one is not only to have a good showing at the conference tournament, but also to win it," said Ecarma. "We have won it three of the last four years. Six of these guys have been on a conference championship team and are playing better than they were two years ago when they won the conference championship. I want to applaud these young men for a special 20-win season

#30 Louisville 7, Wright State 0 Apr 13, 2014 at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center

Singles 1. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) def. Hayden Joblin (WS) 6-3, 6-0 2. Albert Wagner (LOU) def. Dan Gilbert (WS) 7-5, 6-2 3. Alex Gornet (LOU) def. Lauri Makikalli (WS) 4-6, 5-4, retired 4. Chris Simich (LOU) def. Ricardo Pineda (WS) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) 5. Van Damrongsri (LOU) def. Marc Sodini (WS) 7-6, 6-1 6. Michael Lippens (LOU) def. Michal Lyzwa (WS) 6-1, 6-0 Doubles competition 1. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer/Jeffrey Brown (LOU) def. Myles Harris/Ricardo Pineda (WS) 8-4 2. Chris Simich/Albert Wagner (LOU) def. Lauri Makikalli/Dan Gilbert (WS) 8-7 (7-4) 3. Alex Gornet/Van Damrongsri (LOU) def. Hayden Joblin/Michal Lyzwa (WS) 8-2 Match Notes:
Wright State 10-11
Louisville 19-6; National ranking #30
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,1,5,2,4,3)
T-2:45 A-73

#30 Louisville 4, Austin Peay 0
Apr 13, 2014 at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
(Louisville, Ky.)
1. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (LOU) vs. Jasmin Ademovic (APSU) 6-2, 2-3, unfinished
2. Albert Wagner (LOU) vs. Dimitar Ristovski (APSU) 6-4, 3-1, unfinished
3. Chris Simich (LOU) def. Aleksas Tverijonas (APSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Michael Lippens (LOU) def. James Mitchell (APSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Van Damrongsri (LOU) vs. Manuel Montenegro (APSU) 6-7, unfinished
6. Luis Elizondo (LOU) def. Evan Borowski (APSU) 6-1, 6-1
1. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer/Jeffrey Brown (LOU) def. Jasmin Ademovic/Aleksas Tverijonas (APSU) 8-4
2. Albert Wagner/Chris Simich (LOU) def. Dimitar Ristovski/James Mitchell (APSU) 8-5
3. Van Damrongsri/Alex Gornet (LOU) def. Manuel Montenegro/Evan Borowski (APSU) 8-2
Match Notes:
Austin Peay 12-6
Louisville 20-6; National ranking #30
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,6)
T-2:13 A-117



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