UCF Closes Gator Invite in Strong Fashion

Sept. 19, 2010

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By Doug Richards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team concluded action at the Gator Invitational Sunday in strong fashion. The Knights picked up three singles victories, and also won both of their doubles contests at the Ring Tennis Complex.

"We played well. We ended strong," UCF head coach Bobby Cashman said. "Doubles were terrific. We also competed very well in singles."

Cashman's top doubles team, senior Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla.) and junior Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.) rolled to an 8-2 victory over Marc Abdelnour and Daniel Vardag of Florida Atlantic. Junior Eugene Dolgovykh (Palm Coast, Fla.) and freshman Matthew Zachary (Bossier City, La.) also picked up a doubles win. The pair topped Moritz Buerchner and Buergard Treyz of North Florida, 8-5.

In singles action, Zachary, Dolgovykh and freshman Matthew Gladstone (Surfside, Fla.) all recorded victories. Zachary rallied to top Vardag (3-6, 7-5, 6-4).

The event was the first of the fall for the Knights. Play in Gainesville began Friday. Host Florida and USF were also in action at the event.

The tournament was the first of five for UCF this fall. The Knights will return to action Friday at the Southern Intercollegiates in Athens, Ga.

Singles Results
Marc Abdelnour (FAU) def. Blaze Schwartz (UCF) 6-2, 7-5
Moritz Buerchner (UNF) def. Joe Delinks (UCF) 6-2, 6-2
Hleb Maslau (UNF) def. Mario Samson (UCF) 6-2, 6-2
Matthew Zachary (UCF) def. Daniel Vardag (FAU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) def. Oliver Webb (FAU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Matthew Gladstone (UCF) def. Beuregard Treyz (UNF) 4-1, ret. injury

Doubles Results
Schwartz/Delinks (UCF) def. Abdelnour/Vardag (FAU) 8-2
Dolgovykh/Zachary (UCF) def. Buerchner/Treyz (UNF) 8-5