Knights Roll Past Jacksonville


April 12, 2008

Final Stats

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team rolled to a 6-1 home victory over Jacksonville on Saturday in its regular-season finale. The Knights (11-8) won all three doubles matches and five of six singles contests at the UCF Tennis Complex.

Playing at home for the final time, senior Sinan Sudas (Adana, Turkey) was victorious at the No. 1 singles spot. He defeated the Dolphins' (7-12) Jordi Ballester, 6-3, 6-4.

"We have great senior leadership," said UCF head coach Bobby Cashman. "Our guys are playing very hard and showing great dedication. I am pleased with their effort and determination."

UCF has won eight of its last 11 contests.

Sudas and freshman Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla./Washington) clinched the doubles point for the hosts at No. 3. The pair topped Marcos Oliveira and Vinicius Craveiro (8-6).

At No. 1 doubles, UCF's pair of senior Nikolas Overkemping (Bonn, Germany) and sophomore Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) eased to an 8-3 victory over Ballester and Francisco Riveroll. Against Jacksonville's Alberto Lopez and Victor Vaz at No. 2, junior Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze) and freshman Claudio Romano (Valencia, Venezuela) claimed an 8-2 win.

In singles play, Schwartz defeated Craveiro (6-0, 6-0) at No. 6. Facing Lopez at the No. 5 position, Romano won a quick 6-0, 6-2 match.

Sakey topped Oliveira (6-0, 6-2) at No. 3 and Beigart rallied for a 6-7 (6), 6-1, (10-6) decision over Riveroll at No. 3.

On April 18, the Knights will open play at the Conference USA Championship in Dallas, Texas.

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1. Beigart/Overkemping (UCF) def. Ballester/Riveroll (JU) 8-3
2. Romano/Sakey (UCF) def. Lopez/Vaz (JU) 8-2
3. Schwartz/Sudas (UCF) def. Craveiro/Oliveira (JU) 8-6

1. Sinan Sudas (UCF) def. Jordi Ballester (JU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Victor Vaz (JU) def. Nikolas Overkemping (UCF) 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8)
3. Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Francisco Riveroll (JU) 6-7 (6), 6-1, (10-6)
4. Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Marcos Oliveira (JU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Claudio Romano (UCF) def. Alberto Lopez (JU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. Vincius Craveiro (JU) 6-0, 6-0