Men's Tennis Sweeps FAMU

Feb. 28, 2010

By Sarah Bishop

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team claimed its second straight win Sunday afternoon when it dominated Florida A&M, 7-0 at the UCF Tennis Complex, in windy conditions. The Knights are now 5-2 moving into the second-half of their season.

"It was an overall great performance," UCF head coach Bobby Cashman said. "We are going to use this win as momentum for the streak of matches we have coming up."

UCF swept the doubles competition giving the Knights a 1-0 lead heading into singles play. Senior Johan Beigart (Vaxjo, Sweden) and sophomore Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.) held off Forest Jenkins and Maurice Wamukowa at No. 2, 8-1, while senior Brock Sakey (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) and sophomore Claudio Romano (Valencia, Venezuela) clinched the point for UCF at No. 3, with an 8-5 victory. The final doubles win came when senior Marc Rocafort (Barcelona, Spain) and junior Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla.) had a tight victory over David Jackson and Michael Moore at No. 1, 8-6.

In singles play, Romano only gave up two points as he cruised by Jenkins, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 4. Schwartz swept Wamukowa, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 5. Clinching the match for the Knights, Rocafort defeated Jackson, 6-2, 6-3, at the top spot for the Knights.

Additional singles wins came from sophomore Eugene Dolgovykh (Palm Coast, Fla.), freshman Nino Hasandedic (Munich, Germany) and Sakey, as they all defeated their opponents in two sets each.

Next weekend, the Knights will visit Clemson, S.C., where they will take on Clemson and Winthrop at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

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UCF 7, Florida A&M 0

Singles competition
1. Marc Rocafort (UCF) def. David Jackson (FAMU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Nino Hasandedic (UCF) def. Michael Moore (FAMU) 6-1, 7-5
3. Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Takura Happy (FAMU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Claudio Romano (UCF) def. Forest Jenkins (FAMU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. Maurice Wamukowa (FAMU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) def. Temeura Asafu Aggie (FAMU) 6-4, 6-0
Order of Finish: 3, 5, 6, 1, 2, 4

Doubles competition
1. Marc Rocafort/Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. David Jackson/Michael Moore (FAMU) 8-6
2. Johan Beigart/Joe Delinks (UCF) def. Forest Jenkins/Maurice Wamukowa (FAMU) 8-1
3. Claudio Romano/Brock Sakey (UCF) def. Takura Happy/Temeura Asafu Aggie (FAMU) 8-5
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2