Knights Post Impressive Day at Southern Intercollegiates

Sept. 20, 2008

ATHENS, Ga. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team posted an impressive day at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex Saturday. All four of the Knights competing at the event posted at least one singles victory.

Senior Tarek Ben Soltane (Tunis, Tunisia) advanced to the quarterfinals in his singles bracket. He began the day with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Georgia Tech's Doug Kenny. In the next round, he topped Patrick Daciek of Virginia Tech (6-1, 6-0) to advance to Sunday's quarterfinals.

Senior Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) and freshman Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.) won a pair of tilts to advance to the quarterfinal round in their doubles bracket. The pair eased past Middle Tennessee State's Alex McCann and Kyle Wishing (8-1) and then rolled past Ryan Bouttell and Michael Langel of Kennesaw State, 8-2.

Ben Soltane and freshman Eugene Dolgovykh lost their round of 32 doubles match to Wake Forest's Carlos Salmon and Joost Vogel. The Knights were up 5-3, but Wake Forest rallied for a 9-7 win.

In singles consolation bracket play, Delinks posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Lander's Juan Manrique. Also in consolation action, Dolgovykh topped Jeff Archer of Charlotte (6-0, 6-1) and Middle Tennessee State's Wishing, 7-5, 6-1.

Sakey won his consolation match, defeating Wofford's Paul Bartholomy, 6-1, 6-0.

The tournament began Friday with 179 participants from 32 schools.

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UCF Results
Tarek Ben Soltane (UCF) def. Patrick Daciek (Virginia Tech) 6-1, 6-0
Tarek Ben Soltane (UCF) def. Doug Kenny (Georgia Tech) 7-5, 6-2
Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Paul Bartholomy (Wofford) 6-1, 6-0
Joe Delinks (UCF) def. Juan Manrique (Lander) 6-4, 6-2
Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) def. Kyle Wishing (Middle Tennessee State 7-5, 6-1
Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) def. Jeff Archer (Charlotte) 6-0, 6-1
Delinks/Sakey (UCF) def. Bouttell/Lanegel (Kennesaw State) 8-2
Delinks/Sakey (UCF) def. McCann/Wishing (Middle Tennessee State) 8-1
Salmon/Vogel (Wake Forest) def. Ben Soltane/Dolgovykh (UCF) 9-7