Doubles Teams Shine for Men's Tennis

Oct. 3, 2009

By Doug Richards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Day two of the Seminole Invitational brought more success for the UCF men's tennis team. The Knights excelled in doubles Saturday on the Florida State campus.

In the Doubles B Draw, two UCF tandems met in the semifinals. In the match, sophomores Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.) and Eugene Dolgovykh (Palm Coast, Fla.) held on for a 9-8 (4) win over sophomore Claudio Romano (Valencia, Venezuela) and freshman Mario Samson (Miami, Fla.) to advance to the finals.

Playing in the Doubles A Draw, senior Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) and junior Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla.) advanced to the semifinals by taking an 8-2 win against Anderson Reed and Aaron May of Florida State.

In Singles A Draw action, Romano fell 1-6, 6-4, 7-4 to USF's Juan Carlos Acuna in the quarterfinals. Facing Reed in consolation play, Beigart recorded a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win.

Delinks and Schwartz both fell in singles tilts Saturday.

Play in Tallahassee will conclude Sunday.

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Singles A
Juan Carlos Acuna (USF) def. Claudio Romano UCF) 1-6, 6-4, 7-4 (quarterfinals)
Johan Beigart (UCF) def. Anderson Reed (FSU) 6-3, 7-6 (4) (consolation)
Daniel Moser (UAB) def. Blaze Schwartz (UCF) 7-6, 6-4 (consolation

Singles B
Gleb Maslau (UNF) def. Joe Delinks (UCF) 6-1, 6-1 (quarterfinals)

Doubles A
Beigart/Schwartz (UCF) def. May/Reed (FSU) 8-2 (quarterfinals)

Doubles B
Delinks/Dolgovykh (UCF) def. Gregor/Stump (Miss. St.) wd (quarterfinals)
Romano/Samson (UCF) def. Hollimon/Petrich (UAB) 8-4 (quarterfinals)
Delinks/Dolgovykh (UCF) def. Romano/Samson (UCF) 9-8 (4)