Men's Tennis Opens Home Tournament

Oct. 26, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team had a successful day on Friday as the Knights opened play at the UCF Fall Invitational. Seven Knights were in action and several posted victories at the UCF Tennis Complex.

In addition to the host Knights, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast and North Florida are competing in the tournament, which features singles and doubles flights.

Six Knights recorded singles wins, including sophomore Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden). In flight A, Beigart rallied to top North Florida's Javier Ferrin, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 1-0 (10-2).

Junior Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze) eased past North Florida's Benjamin Smith in flight C action. Sakey was a 6-1, 6-3 winner. In flight D, senior Sinan Sudas (Adana, Turkey) had no trouble with Yuiti Lopes of North Florida, winning 6-1, 6-2.

The Knights won a pair of doubles tilts, with Sakey and freshman Gabriel Mattos (Ocoee, Fla./West Orange) claiming a 6-4 victory over Ferrin and Eduardo Periera.

Play at the three-day tournament continues on Saturday morning. Admission to all UCF tennis events is free.

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Doubles Flight A
Sakey/Mattos (UCF) def. Ferrin/Pereira (UNF) 6-4
Sajous/Vardag (FAU) def. Muller/Garobovic (FGCU) 6-2

Doubles Flight B
Beigart/Romano (UCF) def. Smith/Edgar (UNF) 6-2
Abdelnour/Cadogan (FAU) def. DaVilla/Lee (FGCU) 6-3

Doubles Flight C
Lopes/Monje (UNF) def. Roesch/Schwartz (UCF) 7-5 Szmurlo/Benitez (FAU) def. Lima/Samuels (FGCU) 6-3

Singles Flight A
Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Javier Ferrin (UNF) 6-7 (5), 7-5, 1-0 (10-2)
Olivier Sajous (FAU) def. Mikkel Muller (FGCU) 6-3, 6-4

Singles Flight B
Eduardo Pereira (UNF) def. Claudio Romano (UCF) 6-4, 7-5
Marc Abdelnour (FAU) def. Ervin Garobovic (FGCU) 6-1, 6-1

Singles Flight C
Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Benjamin Smith (UNF) 6-1, 6-3
Joe Cadogan (FAU) def. Josh Samuels (FGCU) 5-7, 6-2, 10-4

Singles Flight D
Sinan Sudas (UCF) def. Yuiti Lopes (UNF) 6-1, 6-2
Karol Szmurlo (FAU) def. Edson Lima (FGCU) 2-6, 7-5, 10-3

Singles Flight E
Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. Graham Edgar (UNF) 6-3, 6-2
Corey Smith (FAU) def. Danny Lee (FGCU) 6-1, 6-0

Singles Flight F
Jimmy Roesch (UCF) def. Kurt Gattiker (UNF) 7-6 (1), 6-4
Osvaldo Benitez (FAU) def. Gonzalo DaVilla (FGCU) 6-3, 7-5

Singles Flight G
Danny Colon (UCF) def. Andre Monje (UNF) 7-5, ret.