Golden Knights Shine Against Georgia Southern

Oct. 27, 2006

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team opened play at its final event of the fall season on Friday afternoon and the Golden Knights won all nine of their matches against Georgia Southern at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Golden Knights are hosting the three-day UCF Invitational.

In singles action, sophomore Tarek Ben Soltane (Tunis, Tunisia) posted a 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 1 over Emmanuel Nkoveleve (7-5, 6-2). At the No. 2 spot, junior Sinan Sudas (Adana, Turkey) eased past the Eagles' Joris De Weerdt (6-0, 6-4).

Sophomore Norman Alcantara (Mexico City, Mexico) was a quick winner at No. 6, getting past Philip Prins (6-1, 6-4). At No. 3, sophomore Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Gregory Bekkers. Playing in a home event for the first time, freshman Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) recorded a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4 against Daniel Harden. At No. 2, UCF sophomore Jimmy Roesch (Melbourne, Fla./Eau Gallie HS) got past Neil Shine, 6-2, 6-2.

UCF opened the day by winning all three doubles tilts.

In other action at the event, Florida Atlantic won seven of nine matches against North Florida.

The Golden Knights return to action at the event on Saturday morning, hosting Florida Atlantic at 9 a.m.

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Georgia Southern-UCF Singles

1: Tarek Ben Soltane (UCF) def. Emmanuel Nkoveleve (GSU) 7-5, 6-2
2: Sinan Sudas (UCF) def. Joris De Weerdt (GSU) 6-0, 6-4
3: Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Gregory Bekkers (GSU) 6-2, 6-1
4: Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Daniel Harden (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
5: Jimmy Roesch (UCF) def. Neil Shine (GSU) 6-2, 6-2
6: Norman Alcantara (UCF) def. Philip Prins (GSU) 6-1, 6-4

Georgia Southern-UCF Doubles

1: Beigart/Sudas (UCF) def. Nkoveleve (GSU) 9-8 (6)
2: Alcantara/Sakey (UCF) def. Malet/Shine (GSU) 8-3
3: Ben Soltane/Roesch (UCF) def. Bekkers/De Weerdt (GSU) 8-4

Florida Atlantic-North Florida Singles

1: Olivier Sajous (FAU) def. Matias Sigal (UNF) 6-2, 6-4
2: Corey Smith (FAU) def. Yuti Lopes (UNF) 6-2, 6-2
3: Glen Marshall (UNF) def. Karol Szmurlo (FAU) 6-2, 0-6 (2)
4: Ben Smith (UNF) def. Daniel Vardag (FAU) 7-5, 1-6 (6)
5: Eddie Majcher (FAU) def. David Irvin (UNF) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
6: Lawrence Harradine (FAU) def. Andreas Monie (UNF) 6-0, 6-4

Florida Atlantic-North Florida Doubles

1: Szmurlo/Smith (FAU) def. Irvin/Sigal (UNF) 8-5
2: Majcher/Vardag (FAU) def. Lopes/Marshall (UNF) 8-3
3: Harradine/Sajous (FAU) def. Monje/Smith (UNF) 8-3