UCF Concludes Play at USF Spring Classic

Jan. 20, 2008

TAMPA, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team concluded play on at the USF Spring Classic on Sunday. Two UCF players registered singles wins and one pair took a doubles victory on the third day of the tournament.

Junior Danny Colon (Jacksonville, Fla./Englewood) and freshman Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla./Washington) both earned victories in Flight C singles competition. Colon knocked off No. 28 Auburn's Michael Monterio in two sets, 6-4, 6-1. Schwartz won his match against the Tigers' Milan Krnjetin of Auburn, 6-4, 7-6.

In Flight B doubles competition, senior Sinan Sudas (Adana, Turkey) and Schwartz won the lone doubles match of the afternoon. The pair defeated Auburn's Nick Maurillo and Michael Monterio, 8-5.

On Sunday morning, UCF finished the remainder of its matches from Saturday's rain-shortened day. Colon, who was tied at one set apiece, won the third set against Virginia Tech's Preston Lemon to record the win, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Sudas, who was also tied at one set apiece, defeated the Hokies' Brandon Corace, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.

All doubles matches from Saturday between UCF and Virginia Tech were played on Sunday morning.

Junior Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze) and sophomore Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) knocked off Albert Larregola and Corace, 8-1. The other doubles win for UCF came from Sudas and Schwartz. The two beat Ignaci Roca and Sebastian Jacques, 9-7.

UCF opens its dual-match campaign on Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. against Rice at the UCF Tennis Complex.

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Flight A Singles
Alexey Tsyrenov (Auburn) def. Nikolas Overkemping (UCF), 6-2, 6-2
Pawel Dilaj (Auburn) def. Johan Beigart (UCF), 6-2, 6-2

Flight B Singles
Tim Puetz (Auburn) def. Claudio Romano (UCF), 6-2, 6-3
Terence Nugent (Auburn) def. Sinan Sudas (UCF), 7-6, 2-6, 6-4

Flight C Singles
Alex Petropoulos (Auburn) def. Brock Sakey (UCF), 0-6, 7-5, 6-4
Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. Milan Krnjetin (Auburn), 6-4, 7-6
Danny Colon (UCF) def. Michael Monterio (Auburn), 6-4, 6-1
Tarek Ben Soltane (UCF) def. Nick Maurillo (Auburn) 6-4, 6-1

Flight A Doubles
Tsyrenov/Nugent (Auburn) def. Beigart/Sakey (UCF), 8-2
Puetz/Krnjetin (Auburn) def. Romano/Overkemping (UCF), 8-4

Flight B Doubles
Sudas/Schwartz (UCF) def. Maurillo/Monterio (Auburn), 8-5

From Saturday:
Flight B Singles
Sinan Sudas (UCF) def. Brandon Corace (VT), 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Flight D Singles
Danny Colon (UCF) def. Preston Lemon (VT), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Flight A Doubles
Beigart/Sakey (UCF) def. Larregola/Corace (VT), 8-1
Delgado/Re (VT) def. Romano/Overkemping (UCF), 8-3

Flight B Doubles
Sudas/Schwartz (UCF) def. Roca/Jacques (VT), 9-7
Pinto/Lemon (VT) def. Ben Soltane/Colon (UCF), 8-2