April 26, 2013

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MASON, Ohio—VCU held true to its seed, winning its first match of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Tennis Championship by defeating Butler 4-0. Fourth-seeded Xavier also advanced with a 4-1 win over No. 5 Duquesne.

VCU and Xavier will face off in Saturday’s first semifinal, with a 10:00 am start. The Rams had a bye through the opening round and faced Butler Friday morning in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs had defeated Saint Joseph’s Thursday to advance to the quarters. Xavier and Duquesne both won their opening round matches too, XU over Dayton and the Dukes over St. Bonaventure.

VCU won the doubles points and then won in two sets at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 singles to advance to the semifinals.

Duquesne, who battled XU tough through doubles and singles, captured the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. The Dukes won at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, but the Musketeers won singles matches at No. 1 through No. 4 to win the match.

 

Match 7: #1 VCU 4, #9 Butler 0

SINGLES
1. Max Wennakoski (VCU) d. Austin Woldmoe (BU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Alexis Heugas (VCU) vs. Pulok Bhattacharya (BU) 5-6 DNF
3. Alejandro Argente (VCU) d. Sam O’Neill (BU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Michal Voscek (VCU) vs. Tommy Marx (BU) 6-2, 5-0 DNF
5. Jaime Vazquez (VCU) d. Billy Weldon (BU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Pascal Domnik (VCU) vs. Brandon Woods (BU) 5-7, 2-3 DNF
Order of Finish: 5, 3, 1

DOUBLES
Huegas/Claes Goransson (VCU) vs. Weldon/Woldmoe (BU) 7-4 DNF
Wemmakoski/Voscek (VCU) d. Woods/Bhattacharya (BU) 8-2
Argente/Vazquez (VCU) d. O’Neill/Marx (BU) 8-4
Order of Finish: 2, 3

Match 8: #4 Xavier 4, #5 Duquesne 1

SINGLES
1. Jimmy Roebker (XU) d. Rich Robbie (DUQ) 6-3, 6-4
2. Mesa Mei (XU) d. Pete Carpenter (DUQ) 6-2, 6-2
3. Zach Mueck (XU) d. Alex Aleman (DUQ) 7-5, 7-5
4. Brandon MacDonald (XU) d. Corey Robinson (DUQ) 6-0, 6-2
5. Adam Krull (XU) vs. Max Rubin (DUQ) 1-6, 6-5 DNF
6. Patrick Bandy (XU) vs. Harry Walshe (DUQ) 4-6, 6-0, 3-3 DNF
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 1, 3

DOUBLES
Aleman/Carpenter (DUQ) vs. Mei/Roebker (XU) 8-5
Bandy/Philip Diaz (XU) d. Robinson/Rubin (DUQ) 8-4
Ben Klaas/Robbie (DUQ) d. Krull/Mueck (XU) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3


MASON, Ohio—George Washington and Charlotte made sure the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Tennis Championship semifinals would have the top four seeds. Second-ranked GW and the third-ranked 49ers both won Friday afternoon, joining top-seeded VCU and No. 4 Xavier in Saturday’s semifinals.

The Colonials dispatched No. 7 Richmond 5-0 by winning all three doubles (two of the three doubles matches finished simultaneously) and four single matches. GW won at No. 2 and No.3 singles, and then another simultaneous finish at No. 1 and No. 6 singles gave the Colonials a 5-0 win.

As the second seed, GW had a bye into the quarterfinals. Charlotte, Richmond and Temple all won opening round matches on Thursday to reach Friday’s quarterfinals. Charlotte won 4-0, winning the doubles point and then taking No. 5, No. 4 and No. 1 singles in that order.

The Niners and Colonials will play at 1:00 pm Saturday with a trip to the championship finals on the line. That match will follow the 10;00 am match between VCU and Xavier.

 

Match 9: #2 George Washington 5, #7 Richmond 0

SINGLES
1. Nikita Fomin (GW) d. Ethan Dunbar (UR) 6-3, 6-2
2. Francisco Dias (GW) d. Jesse Feder (UR) 6-0, 6-2
3. Danil Zelenkov (GW) d. Paul Nahon III (UR) 6-2, 6-2
4. Alexander van Gils (GW) vs. Sebastien Fauchet (UR) 6-4, 3-3 DNF
5. Leonardo Lapentti (GW) vs. Dylan Trent (UR) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 DNF
6. Svensson (GW) d. Justin Baker (UR) 6-4, 6-1
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1/6

DOUBLES
van Gils/Thomsen (GW) d. Fauchet/Dunbar (XU) 8-4
Zelenkov/Fomin (GW) d. Feder/Nahon (UR) 8-3
Lapentti/Dias (GW) d. Baker/Trent (XU) 8-4
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

Match 10: #3 Charlotte 4, #6 Temple 0

SINGLES
1. Jack Williams (CHA) d. Hernan Vasconez (TU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Jordi Massalle Ferrer (CHA) vs. Kristian Marquart (TU) 6-4, 1-1 DNF
3. Kamil Khalil (CHA) vs. Santiago Canete (TU) 6-2, 4-4 DNF
4. Alex Calott (CHA) d. Nicolas Paulus (TU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Paul Cisti (CHA) d. Hicham Belkssir (TU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Krzysztof Kwasniewicz (CHA) vs. Sam Rundle (TU) 2-6, 6-1
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 1

DOUBLES
Williams/Massalle Ferrer (CHA) d. Belkssir/Vasconez (TU) 8-0
Calott/Cisti (CHA) vs. Marquart/Rundle (TU) 4-7 DNF
Khalil/Kwasniewicz (CHA) d. Paulus/Canete (TU) 8-2
Order of Finish: 1, 3