Men's Tennis Wins Four of Six Versus FAU

Oct. 28, 2006

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team continued play at its final event of the fall season on Saturday, winning four of six singles matches against Florida Atlantic at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Golden Knights are hosting the four-team UCF Invitational.

Sophomores Tarek Ben Soltane (Tunis, Tunisia), Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) and Norman Alcantara (Mexico City, Mexico) and freshman Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) all claimed singles victories for the Golden Knights.

At No. 2, Ben Soltane recorded a 7-5, 6-2 win over Corey Smith. Beigart held on to top Karol Szmurlo, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 3.

UCF was also victorious at the No. 4 and No. 5 positions. Sakey rallied for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Daniel Vardag at No. 4. Alcantara was a 6-2, 7-6 (6) winner over Eddie Majcher at No. 5.

The match was delayed for over two hours due to wet conditions on the courts. As a result, the teams did not play doubles matches.

The Golden Knights conclude the UCF Invitational on Sunday afternoon, hosting North Florida at 1:30 p.m. Georgia Southern is also participating in the event.

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Florida Atlantic-UCF Singles

1: Oliver Sajous (FAU) def. Sinan Sudas (UCF) 7-6 (10), 6-2
2: Tarek Ben Soltane (UCF) def. Corey Smith (FAU) 7-5, 6-2
3: Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Karol Szmurlo (FAU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
4: Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Daniel Vardog (FAU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
5: Norman Alcantara (UCF) def. Eddie Majcher (FAU) 6-2, 7-6 (6)
6: Lawrence Harradine (FAU) def. Jimmy Roesch (UCF) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Georgia Southern-North Florida Singles

1: Emmanuel Nkoueleue (GSU) def. Matis Sigal (UNF) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
2: Joris De Weerdt (GSU) def. Yuiti Lopes (UNF) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
3: Gregory Bekkers (GSU) def. Glen Marshall (UNF) 7-6 (6), 6-0
4: Ben Smith (UNF) def. Daniel Harden (UNF) 6-3, 6-2
5: Philip Prins (GSU) def. David Irvin (UNF) 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2
6: Andres Monje (UNF) def. Borja Malet (GSU) 6-2, 6-2

Georgia Southern-North Florida Singles

1: Nkoueleue/Prins (GSU) def. Irvin/Sigal (UNF) 8-3
2: Bekkers/De Weerdt (GSU) def. Lopes/Marshall (UNF) 8-2
3: Monje/Smith (UNF) def. Malet/Shine (GSU) 9-8 (4)