Men's Tennis Sweeps Florida Gulf Coast

Feb. 27, 2011

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team concluded a busy weekend Sunday by sweeping Florida Gulf Coast, 7-0, at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Knights won at all three doubles spots and then took each of the six singles matches.

The match concluded a stretch of three contests in four days for the Knights, who improved to 5-5 with the win.

At No. 1 singles, freshman Erik Brunskog (Linkoping, Sweden) recorded a 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Matthew Rock. Facing Gabriel Echeverry at No. 2, senior Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla.) picked up a 6-3, 6-2 win.

Junior Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.) improved to 7-3 this spring with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Steve Binniger at No. 5. At No. 3, junior Claudio Romano (Valencia, Venezuela) handled Dean Tsasmas, 6-0, 6-2.

A pair of freshmen also won their singles tilts for the Knights. Leonel Vivas (Caracas, Venezuela) was victorious at No. 4, and Mitch Thams (Queensland) picked up a win at No. 6.

Florida Gulf Coast fell to 0-5 on the year.

At the top doubles spot, Delinks and Schwartz held on for an 8-6 victory over Echeverry and Rock.

UCF will return to action on Friday, hosting Miami at 2 p.m. at the UCF Tennis Complex. Admission is free for the match.

UCF 7, Florida Gulf Coast 0

Singles competition
1. Erik Brunskog (UCF) def. Matthew Rock (FGCU) 7-5, 6-4
2. Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. Gabriel Echeverry (FGCU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Claudio Romano (UCF) def. Dean Tsamas (FGCU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Leonel Vivas (UCF) def. Mitchell Lvovsky (FGCU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Joe Delinks (UCF) def. Steve Binninger (FGCU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Mitch Thams (UCF) def. Collin Brown (FGCU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Joe Delinks/Blaze Schwartz (UCF) def. Gabriel Echeverry/Matthew Rock (FGCU) 8-6
2. Matthew Zachary/Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) def. Steve Binninger/Dean Tsamas (FGCU) 8-3
3. Mitch Thams/Erik Brunskog (UCF) def. Collin Brown/Carlo Checchia (FGCU) 8-5