Sept. 16, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - -
Fall Inv Composite Results
The University of Louisville men's tennis team advanced eight singles players and four doubles teams to the quarterfinals of the Louisville Fall Invitational Friday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The tournament will resume Saturday with doubles action starting at 9 a.m.
"We believed that we prepared them very well, but when you're playing six players who have never played for Louisville and five who have never played in a college match, you never know what's going to happen," said U of L head coach Rex Ecarma. "Starting the tournament with 14 straight wins is a phenomenal effort from these players. We basically dominated all four of the divisions is a tribute to how hard these guys work and how hungry these players are. It's the beginning of a new era for Louisville tennis."
The Cards went undefeated in all four of their matches in the opening round of doubles. In flight `A,' freshman Van Damrongsri and senior Adam Donaldson cruised to an 8-1 win over Austin Peay's Aleksas Tverijonas and Sean Bailey while the freshman duo of Michael Lippens and Chris Simich edged Wright State's Hayden Joblin and Jami Clark 9-7. Sophomores Dante Terenzio and Jonathan Kuhn took their `B' flight first round with an 8-5 victory over Cleveland State's Ben Shkylar and Jay Jones. Freshmen Ross Nigro and Brad Merchant teamed to beat Kenyon's Andrew Herring and Jake Huber 8-3.
In singles action, the Cardinals won 18 of 20 matches with Damrongsri, Lippens, Terenzio and Simich each picking up a pair of victories to advance to the quarterfinals of the `A' flight. Gupta and Nigro reached the `B' quarterfinals.
Sept. 16, 2011
Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
Van Damrongsri/Adam Donaldson (UL) d. Aleksas Tverijonas/Sean Bailey (AP) 8-1
Michael Lippens/Chris Simich (UL) d. Hayden Joblin/Jami Clark (WS) 9-7
Dante Terenzio/Jonathan Kuhn (UL) d. Ben Shkylar/Jay Jones (CS) 8-5
Ross Nigro/Brad Merchant (UL) d. Andrew Herring/Jake Huber (KC) 8-3
Van Damrongsri (UL) d. Wade Heerboth (KC) 6-4, 6-1
Damrongsri (UL) d. Joao Camara (Murray State) 6-3, 6-0
Michael Lippens (UL) d. Seve Day (Morehead State) 6-0, 6-1
Lippens d. Matt Ford (CS) 6-4, 6-0
Amaury Derognat (UL) d. Arthur Valle (Murray State) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Derognat (UL) d. Oscar Ayelsson (LAN) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Dante Terenzio (UL) d. Aleksas Tverijonas (AP) 6-2, 6-1
Terenzio (UL) d. Yannick Goossens (CS) 6-2, 6-2
Adam Donaldson (UL) d. CJ Williams (KC) 7-5, 6-4
Donaldson d. Hayden Joblin (WS) 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-4
Chris Simich (UL) d. Jami Clark (WS) 6-1, 6-3
Simich d. Davis Trailkill (KC) 6-4, 6-2
Sumit Gupta (UL) d. Nathan Blum (Morehead State) 6-1, 6-4
Gupta d. Tim Rosensteel (KC) 7-6 (13-11), 4-6, 6-3
Brad Merchant (UL) d. Luke Frisher (KC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Nolan Marks (KC) d. Merchant 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
John Storie (AP) d. Jonathan Kuhn (UL) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Kuhn d. Jake Huber (KC) 6-0, 4-6, 11-9
Ross Nigro (UL) d. Dan Hyman (WS) 6-4, 6-4
Nigro d. Colin Haas (KC) 6-1, 6-3