April 13, 2012

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MASON, Ohio--The top two seeds, no. 1 Charlotte and No. 2 Xavier both advances to the semifinals of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Tennis Championship, which began Friday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. No. 5 George Washington and No. 6 Richmond also advanced to the semifinals with a pair of quarterfinal upsets.

No. 8 Fordham, GW, Richmond and No. 10 Dayton all won First Round matches early Friday to open the Championship. Charlotte defeated Fordham, 4-0 and GW upset No. 4 Temple 4-1 to advance to Saturday. XU beat Dayton 4-0 and Richmond pulled off a 4-3 upset of No. 3 Duquesne to also advance.

Charlotte will play Dayton at 11:00 am Saturday, followed by Xavier-Richmond at 2:00 pm. The winners advance to the finals, which will be played Sunday at 11:00 am.

Admission to the event, which awards the winner the A-10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, is free.

MATCH-BY-MATCH RESULTS

First Round
No. 5 George Washington 5 vs. No. 12 La Salle 0
April 13, 2012 | 8:00 a.m.

GEORGE WASHINGTON 5, LA SALLE 0

Singles
Francisco Dias (GW) def. De'Sean Fennell (LAS) 6-1, 1-0 (ret.)
Ugur Atalay (GW) def. Chas Berenato (LAS) 6-1, 6-1
Alex van Gils (GW) vs. Joseph LaBate (LAS) 6-1, 3-2 unfinished
Leo Lapentti (GW) vs. Trevor Donovan (LAS) 4-3 unfinished
Richard Blumenfeld (GW) def. Dale Fetterman (LAS) 6-1, 6-1
Michael Kachkar (GW) def. Robert Kasinow (LAS) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
Dias/Atalay (GW) vs. Fennell/Donovan (LAS) 5-4 unfinished
Lapentti/van Gils (GW) def. Berenato/LaBate (LAS) 8-3
Blumenfeld/Kachkar (GW) def. Fetterman/Kasinow (LAS) 8-2

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1, 2, 5/6)
GW advances to quarterfinals to face No. 4 Temple


First Round
No. 8 Fordham vs. No. 9 Saint Louis
April 13, 2012 | 8:00 a.m.

FORDHAM 4, SAINT LOUIS 3

Singles
Srikar Alla (FOR) def. Joe Flanagan (SLU) 6-4, 6-1
Mischa Koran (FOR) def. Bobby Kidera (SLU) 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Vuk Poledica (SLU) def. Peder Gram (FOR) 6-1, 6-3
Max Peara (FOR) def. Yehia El Sallaly (SLU) 6-2, 6-1
Drew Feder (SLU) def. JJ Tauil (FOR) 6-2, 6-2
Patrick Kella (SLU) def. Mike Puntillo (FOR) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles
Kuba Kowalski/Tauil (FOR) def. Flanagan/Kidera (SLU) 8-0
Alla/Peara (FOR) def. Poledica/El Sallaly (SLU) 8-3
Koran/Gram (FOR) vs. Kella/Dave Welkener (SLU) 6-5 unfinished

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1, 3, 5, 4, 6, 2)
Fordham advances to quarterfinals to face No. 1 Charlotte


First Round
No. 7 Saint Joseph's vs. No. 10 Dayton
April 13, 2012 | 11:00 a.m.

DAYTON 4, SAINT JOSEPH'S 3

Singles
Alex Veronis (SJU) def. Aidan Koross (UD) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Andrew Hanley (UD) def. Jeff Kessler (SJU) 6-4, 6-7 (0), 6-1
Josh Malyon (UD) def. Tommy Gates (SJU) 6-4, 6-0
Dan Barrus (SJU) def. Robert Salcedo (UD) 6-4, 7-5
Max Montague (SJU) def. Colin Bernier (UD) 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Joe West (UD) def. Pierre Brondeau (SJU) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles
Koross/Malyon (UD) def. Kessler/Montague (SJU) 9-7
Gates/Barrus (SJU) vs. Devin Jones/Salcedo (UD) 7-6 unfinished
Beni Benalcazar/Bernier (UD) def. Veronis/Peter Cognetti (SJU)9-7

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3, 1, 5, 6, 4, 2)
Dayton advances to quarterfinals to face No. 2 Xavier


First Round
No. 6 Richmond vs. No. 11 St. Bonaventure
April 13, 2012 | 11:00 a.m.

RICHMOND 4, ST. BONAVENTURE 0

Singles
Ethan Dunbar (UR) def. Oscar Yanez (SBU) 6-2, 6-3
Sebastien Fauchet (UR) vs. Luis Guevara (SBU) 6-3, 5-2 unfinished
Jesse Feder (UR) def. Elliot Fanshel (SBU) 6-1, 6-1
Aaron Wicker (UR) vs. Miguel Suarez (SBU) 4-6, 1-3 unfinished
Paul Nahon (UR) def. Javier Ortiz (SBU) 6-0, 6-0
Dylan Trent (UR) vs. Trevor Haskell (SBU) 6-1, 2-3 unfinished

Doubles
Yanez/Guevara (SBU) def. Fauchet/Feder (UR) 8-3
Wicker/Trent (UR) def. Fanshel/Ortiz (SBU) 9-8 (6)
Dunbar/Nahon (UR) def. Haskell/Suarez (SBU) 8-4

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3, 1, 2); Singles (5, 3, 1)
Richmond advances to quarterfinals to face No. 3 Duquesne


Quarterfinals
No. 1 Charlotte vs. No. 8 Fordham
April 13, 2012 | 2:00 p.m.

CHARLOTTE 4, FORDHAM 0

Singles
Jack Williams (CHA) def. Kuba Kowalski (FOR) 6-4, 6-4
Kamil Khalil (CHA) vs. Srikar Alla (FOR) 6-4, 0-3 unfinished
Alex Calott (CHA) vs. Mischa Koran (FOR) 0-6, 7-6 (7), 2-0 unfinished
Paul Cisti (CHA) def. Peder Gram (FOR) 6-2, 6-4
Anthony Davison (CHA) def. Max Peara (FOR) 7-5, 6-1
Nate Shanok (CHA) vs. Jan Krouham (FOR) 6-2, 5-5 unfinished

Doubles
Williams/Calott (CHA) vs. Kowalski/JJ Tauil (FOR) 7-2 unfinished
Cisti/Davison (CHA) def. Alla/Peara (FOR) 8-3
Khalil/Krzysztof Kwasniewicz (CHA) def. Koran/Gram (FOR) 8-2

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5, 4, 1)
Charlotte advances to semifinals to face No. 5 George Washington


Quarterfinals
No. 4 Temple vs. No. 5 George Washington
April 13, 2012 | 2:00 p.m.

GEORGE WASHINGTON 4, TEMPLE 1

Singles
Francisco Dias (GW) def. Filip Rams (TU) 6-3, 4-1 retired
Ugur Atalay (GW) def. Kacper Rams (TU) 6-2, 6-2
Alex van Gils (GW) def. Stas Stekolshikov (TU) 6-2, 7-5
Dimitry Vizhunov (TU) vs. Leo Lapentti (GW) 6-1, 5-4
Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Kristian Marquart (TU) 6-1, 6-1
Mansur Gishkaev (TU) vs. Richard Blumenfeld (GW) 7-6 (5), 1-2

Doubles
F. Rams/ K. Rams (TU) def. Dias/Atalay (GW) 8-5
Van Gils/Thomsen (GW) def. Vizhunov/Marquart (TU) 8-1
Stekolshikov/Gishkaev (TU) def. Michael Kachkar/Blumenfeld (GW) 8-6

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 1, 3); Singles (1, 2, 5, 3)
George Washington advances to semifinals to face No. 1 Charlotte


Quarterfinals
No. 2 Xavier vs. No. 10 Dayton
April 13, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.

XAVIER 4, DAYTON 0

Singles
Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Aiden Koross (UD) 6-2, 6-1
Mesa Mei (XU) vs. Drew Hanley (UD) 6-3, 3-2 unfinished
Richard Canelas (XU) vs. Josh Malyon (UD) 6-1, 2-3 unfinished
Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Robert Salcedo (UD) 6-0, 6-1
Michael Moe (XU) vs. Colin Bernier (UD) 3-6, 1-2 unfinished
Marc Pretorius (XU) def. Joe West (UD) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles
Mei/Roebker (XU) def. Koross/Malyon (UD) 8-4
Canelas/Pretorius (XU) def. Devin Jones/Salcedo (UD) 8-2
Phil Diaz/Moe (XU) vs. Beni Benalcazar/Bernier (UD) 4-2 unfinished

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 1); Singles (4, 6, 1)
Xavier advances to semifinals to face No. 6 Richmond


Quarterfinals
No. 3 Duquesne vs. No. 6 Richmond
April 13, 2012 | 5:00 p.m.

RICHMOND 4, DUQUESNE 3

Singles
Aram Abgaryan (DUQ) def. Ethan Dunbar (UR) 6-2, 6-1
Pete Carpenter (DUQ) def. Sebastien Fauchet (UR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Jesse Feder (UR) def. Rich Robbie (DUQ) 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
Max Rubin (DUQ) def. Aaron Wicker (UR) 6-3, 6-4
Paul Nahon (UR) def. Alex Aleman (DUQ) 7-6 (2), 6-1
Dylan Trent (UR) def. Mehdi Mekaoui (DUQ) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles
Fauchet/Feder (UR) def. Abgaryan/Mekaoui (DUQ) 8-0
Carpenter/Aleman (DUQ) vs. Vicker/Trent (UR) 6-3 unfinished
Dunbar/Nahon (UR) def. Robbie/Rubin (DUQ) 8-2

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1, 3); Singles (1, 4, 6, 5, 2, 3)
Richmond advances to semifinals to face No. 2 Xavier