UCF Men's Tennis Falls to the Green Wave

Feb. 12, 2012

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By David Buchman

NEW ORLEANS, La. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team fell 4-0 to Tulane Sunday, as play was moved indoors from the Goldring Tennis Center to the Hilton Indoor Tennis Courts due to poor weather conditions.

The Knights (2-3), faced a tough defeat by the Green Wave (4-3) as junior Jorge Blasco (Alicante, Spain) fell 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 at the top position to No. 76 Idan Mark in the team's first battle against a Conference USA opponent.

Junior Mario Samson (Miami, Fla.) suffered his first loss of the season in doubles play while coupled with senior Joe Delinks (Falsmouth, Mass.). The pairing fell 9-7 at the No. 2 position to Rodrigo Rappaccioli and Shaye Wali.

Sophomore Matthew Gladstone (Surfside, Fla.) and junior Juan Bolona (Miami, Fla.) were the only Knights to post a win as the pair defeated Adam Bernstein and Takuma Ohashi 8-2 at the No. 3 position in doubles.

The Knights will return to action on Friday, Feb. 17 to face North Florida at the UCF Tennis Complex. The match is scheduled for 2 p.m. and admission is free.

Tulane 4, UCF 0

Singles competition

1. #76 Idan Mark (TLN) def. Jorge Blasco (UCF) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

2. Shaye Wali (TLN) def. Erik Brunskog (UCF) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

3. Joe Young (TLN) def. Mario Samson (UCF) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

Doubles competition

1. Idan Mark/Joe Young (TLN) def. Erik Brunskog/Eugene Dolgovykh (UCF) 8-4

2. Rodrigo Rappaccioli/Shaye Wali (TLN) def. Mario Samson/Joe Delinks (UCF) 9-7

3. Juan Bolona/Matthew Gladstone (UCF) def. Adam Bernstein/Takuma Ohashi (TLN) 8-2