Men's Tennis Completes Day One of Louisville Fall Invitational

 
Sumit-Prakash Gupta

Sumit-Prakash Gupta

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Sept. 11, 2009

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - - The University of Louisville men's tennis team completed day one of Louisville Fall Invitational Friday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Cards went 2-3 in singles play, while the team of Andrew Carter and Adam Donaldson advanced to the quarterfinals of the `A' doubles draw.

"Our young guys are showing improvement," said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. "They worked really hard today and are still learning to close out matches. They will continue to play throughout the weekend and I expect steady improvement."

The Cards opened the day with a first round win in doubles as the sophomore tandem of Carter and Donaldson edged Tennessee Tech's Alex Chen and Josh Girling 9-8(7-4) in the `A' flight.

In Flight `A' singles action, Carter defeated Western Kentucky's Currie Martin 6-3, 7-5 in the first round , but fell to Tennessee Tech's Edward Jones 2-6, 7-6, 6-2.

In Flight `B,' Donaldson picked up a 6-3, 6-4 win over Morehead State's Nathan Blum, and lost to Illinois State's Skip Span 6-4, 7-5.

Eastern Kentucky's Carlos Valdenebro defeated U of L sophomore Sumit Gupta 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in flight `A.'

The Louisville Fall Invitational will continue Saturday with doubles play starting at 9 a.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

2009 Louisville Fall Invitational
Sept. 11, 2009
Singles Results
Flight `A'
Andrew Carter (UL) d. Currie Martin (WKU) 6-3, 7-5
Edward Jones (UT) d. Carter 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
Carlos Valdenebro (EKU) d. Sumit Gupta (UL) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Flight `B'
Adam Donaldson (UL) d. Nathan Blum (MS) 6-3, 6-4
Skip Span (ISU) d. Adam Donaldson (UL) 6-4, 7-5
Doubles Results
Carter/Donaldson (UL) d. Alex Chen/Josh Girling (TT) 9-8(7-4)
Valdenebro/Philip Janz (EKU) d. Gupta/Chris Shafik (MS) 8-6

 

 

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