UCF Men's Tennis Cruises to 7-0 Sweep of Bethune-Cookman


Jan. 27, 2007

Final Stats

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team opened its season on Saturday with a 7-0 sweep over Bethune-Cookman at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Golden Knights (1-0) won all three doubles tilts and all six of their singles matches.

UCF made quick work of the Wildcats (0-1) in doubles action. Sophomores Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze Fla.) and Norman Alcantara (Mexico City, Mexico) took the No. 2 win with an 8-0 sweep over Stefan James and Edson Luiz Gomes. Sophomore Tarek Ben Soltane (Tunis, Tunisia) partnered with sophomore Jimmy Roesch (Melbourne, Fla.) at No. 3 and earned an 8-2 triumph over Jerome Ward and Yannick Jackson. And senior Sinan Sudas (Adana, Turkey) teamed with freshman Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) at the No. 1 position for an 8-1 victory over Thabani Sithole and Christian Cruz to complete the sweep.

The Golden Knights were forced to only two tiebreakers in singles play, and lost only one set. Soltane posted a 6-3, 7-6(5) at the No. 1 singles position against Sithole. At No. 2, Sudas dropped his first set 6-7(5), but bounced back to take the next two sets 6-3 and 6-4 against Cruz. At No. 6, sophomore Danny Colón (Jacksonville, Fla.) battled back after being down 3-2 in his first set to win the next 10 games over Gomes, earning his first career collegiate win as a Golden Knight, 6-3, 6-0. Roesch clinched the overall match at No. 5 when he won 6-1, 6-0 over Yannick Jackson.

Sakey and Beigart also did not have trouble at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, combining to give up only four games on the day.

The Golden Knights return to the courts in Gainesville on Wednesday to play 17th-ranked Florida. First serve at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex is slated for 3 p.m. For more information on UCF tennis, visit www.UCFAthletics.com.

Bethune-Cookman (0-1) vs. UCF (1-0)1/27/2007 at Orlando, Fla.
UCF 7, Bethune-Cookman 0
Singles competition1. Tarek Ben Soltane (UCF) def. Thabani Sithole (BCCM) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)2. Sinan Sudas (UCF) def. Christian Cruz (BCCM) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-43. Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Jerome Ward (BCCM) 6-1, 6-04. Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Stefan James (BCCM) 6-2, 6-15. Jimmy Roesch (UCF) def. Yannick Jackson (BCCM) 6-1, 6-06. Danny Colón (UCF) def. Edson Luiz Gomez (BCCM) 6-3, 6-0

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